Saturday, December 14, 2013
Christmas time. Year's end. The last race of the running season. And the last swim lesson. People at work retiring in droves (the boss, three business analysts, a technical analyst...), others applying for and moving into open positions... new kids on the block joining the organization, smart, creative, wonderful young folks who need only a little nudge at "learning the ropes" to become the next wave of successful.
And yep, it's the season of ambivalence. All this change makes me question / re-evaluate what I want from "the rest of my life". Do I really want "more of the same?" Isn't that what another race at a longer distance is?
And what about tradition and memories? Don't I want to experience SOMETHING of the season? What about all those cookies and pies and candy and things I used to make?
It's time to contemplate: what do I really, really want? Sleep? Maybe. It's also the season of hibernation.
To be continued, as we wend our way toward the new year. Most important thing to remember in all this? To be conscious of decisions.
Because LIFE has to be lived. In the present. And life itself is good.