I’ve been reading the book, The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness, by Emily Esfahani Smith and came across this concept. It inspired me to create this reminder for us.
How much more meaning would you have in life if you started telling a redemption life story?
Feeling really good the last few day. Been off work – HA : )
Thursday and Friday I spent both days mowing and doing landscape stuff like trimming trees and raking up pine needles. For some crazy reason, I dig days like that. Working hard outdoors, sweating, and then when you’re done looking at the finished product and feeling like you actually accomplished something. Take hot showers afterwards and chillllll. Love it! Today cleaned out my garage and then had a fantastic hike at one of my favorite trails called Lovell Gulch, which is literally 1.5 miles from me. Took no pictures, just enjoyed the hike and patted the trees with grateful vibes. I have no idea why the hell I’m sitting behind a computer all day for work when I love to get outdoors and involve some kind of physical activity. It is what it is at the moment, but I have a feeling it won’t be to to long before I get brave enough to bust a move.
The hike was just perfect, beautiful views of the mountains, and wild flowers and butterflies all just a jammin. It’s a pretty decent workout with some good hills for sure. As I was sweating and breathing like an old 53yr old, I just had the biggest grin on my face. It just reminded me how much I like to physically exert myself.
I’m just rambling for sure. Just wanted you to know I’m feeling good and hope you all are having a good weekend. If you’re not – get your asses outdoors!!! It may work for you?
All the best to you,
*Going STRONG on day 140 alcohol free!!!!
Did I do what I was supposed to do
Who is to know what to do
So I’m going to talk about my work situation and a little thing that keeps gnawing on me just to see if anyone else out there can relate a bit. Excuse me why I lay down on the couch, so it’s easier to open up.
Okay doc…I’ve been working for a hospital as an application developer for twenty years now. I started off building web applications/sites and now work on mobile applications. About 6 years ago, we got acquired by another bigger hospital. It was a great opportunity and I got to learn all new technologies. Shortly after that, I got promoted to Senior Application Developer.
This is the part where it got a bit interesting. In one way I did feel like with all my prior 12 years of development that “Senior” was justified, but the other side of this coin is I was a newbie learning a whole new coding language. Since then we’ve hired new folks who have experience with newer technology and live and breath this stuff. It’s all they want to talk about and at times expect me to know it all. I don’t. I’m 52 and when it’s 4 pm I shut off my laptop and have absolutely no desire to building servers at home or this or that around technology. I’d rather be walking my dogs, hiking, reading, ..or drinking some brews listening to The Who on my porch.
So I’m feeling Senior as in OLD. Like I can’t keep up with these little bots. My manager and team never bring this up and I stil get all my work done on time. It’s just something within me. Like I’m not really qualified any more? So let me sit up and ask this one question.
Has anyone out there ever felt this way? How did you work through it??? While I wait for a response I’ll go flip the album on my stereo.
Maybe I’m senior as in Old School Baby!