I took some time this morning to challenge myself on a few things. For starters I didn't rush out of bed this morning to go and start my day off with work, though I do love sleeping and work. Instead I took some time to sit on the couch with my 3 year old son and watch a humorous story of Curious George and bath toys.
From there I made delicious waffles, watched the rest of my family come slowly down the stairs and I then proceeded down into my cavernous den to enjoy some of my Google Reader and look over the list of things to do today.
I have been feeling very different lately. I tried explaining this to my wife and I couldn't make sense of it, but I'm glad that she can sometimes understand me better then I do myself. She translated my messy vocabulary and tangled words to say, "You feel like you've reached the goals you were trying for so desperately and now you're wondering what's next and you're unsure of what to do." Bingo.
That said I don't feel like I've made it. I don't think I'm the cats pajamas, although one day I'd like to be. I just feel like there is an incredible uncertainty and disarray for myself and my future.
So this morning I took some time to listen in on a few good friends of mine: Mike Rowe and Adam Savage. Why them? Well I respect them both from what they do and stand for on their Discovery Channel shows AND they both have talks from TED.
Savage left me with two thoughts this morning that I am going to think about for a while. He said, "I love rare/unique objects and the stories that they tell" AND "Achieving the end of the exercise was never the point of the exercise was it?"
And Mike Rowe said, well you just need to watch it for yourself. I'm going to be busy working on a few things that have been needed to be worked on for sometime now, enjoy: