I have had a very busy week with lots of changes afoot. Some are external like diving into Facebook or leading a Primary Integration Training for 17 men last weekend… or a Welcome Home ceremony for 10 men in Bellingham last night. But there is a deeper change I feel creeping up on me.
In January of this year, I decided to stop making money as a programmer. I still program (I have to to maintain this website), but I decided to follow my passion and develop and teach my ConneXions Intensive workshops. This meant taking a big risk. I am 70 now and the prudent thing would be to hunker down, conserve my money and watch Netflix. OK, I still watch Netflix, but I am anything but hunkered down. Instead, I am busier than ever and it is having an impact… on me and on others.
I have a dream… a vision, if you will, of changing people’s lives. Many years ago, I took a series of workshops from the Excellence Foundation. One exercise was to visualize myself close to the end of my life and draw a picture of is happening. My picture is still vivid in my mind. It’s Christmas and my house is rapidly filling up with family and friends, and on the lawn in front of the house are hundreds of people holding candles… people whose lives I have touched in some positive way. Perhaps you can see some of them in the pictures on this page.