Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Curious. That Works.
But, and here is the revelation embedded in the twinge of envy, I am interested in the future. And, let's be specific here. I am interested in my future. That is a new direction for me. It's been a long time since I was interested in the future - possibly as long as 10 or 12 years. There didn't seem to be much worth being interested about. My work is important and valuable to me but I don't get excited about it like I might have thirty years ago. My two children are my number one interest but they are out there making their own choices, building their own lives. I can watch them but I can't be them. Ditto for all my wonderful nieces and nephews. Not so exciting. But interesting.
Perhaps a stronger word to use in place of interesting would be curious. Yes. That works. I am curious about my future. I wonder how the trip will unfold. I don't see any big deals on the horizon. No job change, no marital status change, no relocation to some place where it is balmy and warm (no relocation period). Nope. Ah, but note the use of the words "I don't see any big deals....". Funny thing about life. You don't always see the big deals coming. You often don't even know when a big deal change is in process until the wheels have really started spinning. Curious. That works.