Sunday, July 26, 2009


I never in a million years imagined starting a blog, but I have reached a point in my life where I feel a very strong urge to buckle down and answer some questions about myself and my life. What are my passions and goals?  My fears?  What inspires me?  Where do I belong?  What do I want to do with my life? After leaving my five-year-long general manager job with Barriques - a local coffee and wine business - over a year ago, I find myself struggling to move in a new direction.  Most likely that is because my answer to the commonly asked question, "well, what do you want to do?" is, "I don't know."  I have watched the people in my life start and develop their careers through a combination of passion and hard work.  They have gone back to school, moved to other cities, started businesses, and slowly but surely eked out their place in the world.  While none of their lives are all rainbows and butterflies, I am deeply jealous of the fact that they have found a sense of direction to propel them through their lives.  

Over the next 365 days I intend to use this blog to find a sense of direction to propel me through my life.  I do not think that it will answer all of my questions or solve life's mysteries but I hope that it will give me a creative outlet for self-reflection and push me to make some choices about what I want my life to be. 

This is the quote that inspired this blog:

"I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by.  I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current." 
--Mamah Borthwick Cheney 

Thanks for reading.  Enjoy.  

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