This summer has been enlightening. For a multitude of reasons, most of which are still hidden to me, I have been on an interesting journey. Call it my mid-life crisis, or middle-aged crazy, or whatever. In the last month or so, I have decided to do a couple of big things, big for me. First, I have decided to finish my degree. Not in anything that will end up making me rich, but in something that speaks to my heart. I am going to get my bachelors degree online in philosophy. I may never use it, some people will say it is not a practical degree. Well, it isn’t your degree, and I’m not getting it for you. It is for me. And it speaks to me in a way that engineering or marketing, or business management never have.
Earlier this summer, Sally bought the book “Start” by Jon Acuff. It’s subtitle is “Punch Fear in the Face; Escape Average, Do Work That Matters.” It’s about getting past the voices in your head, your fears and doubts, and beginning to do those things that you want to do. I read the book and I would commend it to all my friends and family.
Then, a month ago, Sally took a leap of faith to go on a bit of an adventure putting the principles of this book into practice for 24 days. I didn’t go with her, but I got to read all of her postcards from her journey. (She didn’t go anywhere, just down into her office.) I began to plot my own adventure.
Today is a big day for me. Today I start my own 24 day adventure. My goal is to write on this blog at least twice a week and to begin to share those little scraps of paper that have accumulated in my brain all of these years. The scary part is that I have invited a few thousand people to come and see if what I have to say is coherent, let alone relevant, and to share an insight or two that might be of help to someone else along the way.