Well friends, after 2 years of blogging, it’s time to say good-bye.
It’s not just that the quality of my writing has deteriorated, but that the story is really over. I’ve told all I can tell. I started this blog to help me and to help you; you that silent visitor who appears and reads every posting. You were looking for information and I hope my writing helped.
There’s been a cost for this blog though. Personal regrets for things I’ve written. People can’t keep a secret. Last week, my blog was such a hit inside my former employer I ended up blocking access from their domain. Trust no one or trust everyone, but pick one. We all lead such boring little lives and are seemingly fascinated with those who color outside the lines.
I walk away stronger than when I began. More confident in my abilities, more tolerant of others and respectful that you may see the world differently than I. The great relationship with my wife and kids continues after some bumps. Those are the people who matter. There are 6.7 billion people on this earth, rapidly discard those who don’t respect you, for there are many others to take their place. Professionally, I’m taking more risk, realizing I have all the skills I need to accomplish the things I wanna do.
I hesitate to offer you any particular advice. Your situation different. The challenge with any decision, is that doing nothing is always the #1 option. Often that’s the best choice, but sadly it’s equally often the default one. Unfortunately, that leads one to steer around the issues in our lives. We’re all to happy to legitimize to others the poor decisions we made. In the end though, it truly is all about you and you need only answer to yourself. So do what’s right.
Now on to the top of the porch, to the top of the wall, I dash away, dash away, dash away all.