When we are ready to make a new beginning, we will shortly find an opportunity William Bridges, Transitions I am not sure what to think about this quote from Bridges. It is true that a great opportunity has come my way in terms of a new job. But as I look back over the past few months, the time has transpired far quicker than I … Continue reading The next stop
A New Year’s Eve Reflection Looking back on the past year, I am very grateful for a lot of things. One of them is this cup. I love it. Every time I have an opportunity to make myself a drink, whether a coffee, a tea or a herbal drink, this is the cup! I love it for a couple of reasons. First, Sue, my wife … Continue reading What do you want to bury from 2020?
A Christmas Reflection There is nothing more wonderful than watching a child play. Their freedom and lack of inhibition. Their ability to simply get lost in their own world. Their simple love of play. I remember how much I looked forward to Christmas as a boy. How much anticipation there was watching the presents amass under the Christmas tree. The sheer joy of unwrapping the … Continue reading Becoming a child again
A Christmas reflection This is Maxie. We took him on as a rescue dog seven years ago. When I first met him, I thought he was very sweet, sitting in his kennel, forlorn, with big begging eyes. For anyone who has a dog, you know exactly what I mean. Confession But I have a confession. I’m not really a dog person. The suggestion would bring … Continue reading Oh Maxie, why stress about Christmas?
a personal reflection… It’s been over seven weeks since I left my previous job. Life’s been active. I’ve finished reading William Brooks, Transitions, for a second time. The first time was in 2010. That year I left a church that I’d been a part of for almost 30 years and I gave up the ambition to be a Pastor vocationally. It’s funny that 10 years … Continue reading deconstructing it so far
Seasons of change bring anticipation with them. I’m no exception. Finishing one thing to begin another sparks anticipation. Better described than defined, anticipation is that first whiff of roasting coffee beans in the morning, the roar of the crowd when your team runs onto the field, the sound of your toddler breaking the bliss of sleep. Anticipation is a tiny theft of pleasure. A wreckless … Continue reading anticipation
Pandora’s curiosity compelled her to open the box. It was a gift from Zeus. But, she was warned not to open it. On opening it all manner of evil was released on humanity. Curiosity led to chaos. Yet, a small postscript to the story is that hope was also released. So, it seems that there is a mixed message to this tale of human curiosity. … Continue reading curiosity
Workplaces can leave us bewildered. One of my earliest memories of work was as a casual waiter for a busy function centre. My job was simple: Keep the tables well stocked with drinks. I was a young student and nervous. I’d never waited on tables before. And the training was as thorough as my knowledge of wines, i.e. close to zero. Thankfully, one of the … Continue reading bewildered?
In August I read that the Reserve Bank were predicting the unemployment rate would get to 10% by the end of the year (McKinsey Report). Technically, I don’t show up in that statistic yet. (Actually, I prefer to think of myself as being employed in something I want to be doing, for a season at least.) Thankfully I had about eight weeks to prepare for … Continue reading becoming a statistic