Archive for August, 2010
There are times I feel like quitting blogging. And times I’m motivated to spend more time writing.
Blogging has been one of the most frustrating as well as fulfilling things I’ve ever done. Frustrating because it builds so slowly and takes such an enormous amount of work. Rewarding because I have the opportunity to talk with people who I would never meet otherwise.
During one of those frustrating times we were in the mountains and had gone to meet a friend for some after dinner drinks at the lodge. She was sitting with some of her friends, who we didn’t know, out on the deck under a star filled sky. Read More→
Our first race was a disaster. Weird wind shifts, boat interference and some less than sterling decisions. At one point we were eighth and finally squeaked out fifth. Ugh. We needed a first or second this race to stay in the competition of the two day sailing regatta.
Our start was decent but quickly we were trapped in the middle of a group of boats some of which, by design, were faster. As they crept ahead it fouled our wind causing us to slow down. Yet, we couldn’t turn off without falling completely behind the pack. We fought this all the way up the lake to the far mark where we were in fifth place in our class. Read More→
Most of us live at a pretty high speed. Work, school, extra jobs, investing, family activities, friends, hobbies, sports, volunteer activities, church. We often come home from our vacations needing a vacation. Wow, I’m exhausted just thinking about it.
Yet, our solution? Step on the gas. Go faster. We try to cram more into our 24 hours so eight hours of sleep seems like a luxury. We read time management books on how to squeeze even more activities in, if we can just find time to read the book.
The result? Often we feel like walking zombies. We’re going through the motions but not really living. The lights are on but we haven’t been home for a long time.
Can you relate? Read More→
Ok, when the world is coming apart at the seams how do I keep my sanity?” you may be asking after reading my last post. “I get not adding to the confusion but I need to take care of myself first.”
A few weeks ago, I was talking with a client in my office and she said, “I’m frightened about our country and our economy. I’ terrified with what’s going on. All the shady things with the government, the economy and now the oil spill. It’s different than it’s ever been. I’ve never been afraid like I am now.” Read More→
“Aren’t you worried about the direction of our country?” Phrased in different ways, it’s the question I’m asked more than any other by clients and friends.
Our government is as suspect as I ever remember. Officials passing legislation that neither the people wanted nor has much to do with needed reform. Some feel they know what’s best for us and pass bills by even changing the rules.
The unspoken thought, “The end justifies the means.”
We’re witnessing the greatest man-made ecological disaster in U.S. history in the Gulf. Read More→