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I Know It’s Been Awhile . . .I’ve been kinda busy, lately

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Actually, it’s been helluva long time since I’ve taken the time to post anything here.  Part of it has to do with “personal stuff” and part of it has to do with burn out.  I know what you’re thinking, “How can you burn out after so few posts?!”  Well, I’ll  tell you, those “few” posts pretty much “shot my wad” for witty, insightful writing.  I friend of my told me each of those posts could be stretched to ten, there was so much in them.  I’ve never been one to be short-winded or concise, so I just kept writing each post until I ran the original thought out to its logical (to me, at least) conclusion.  Before I knew it, I’d run out of stuff to say.

Part of the problem was I tried to make the blog relevant to a single theme or idea; originally intended to address the concerns of the un-under-employed, I thought to keep everything aimed in that direction.  Silly me!!  What I failed to realize, and have since come to understand (sort of), is that people have lives to live, not just work or the lack of it.  They’re really not interested in statistics on unemployment, of forecasts predicting how long the current “economic downturn” will last.  What they want to know is,   “How do I deal with all this shit!!”  The simple truth of the matter is I didn’t know then, and I don’t know now.  How you deal with all the crap you have to put up with on a day-to-day basis is something you have to work out for yourself.  All I know is what I did and what I continue to do to keep myself from becoming a drooling, used-to-be human being.

For the last few months I’ve been, figuratively speaking, Walking the Cat. . .trying to figure out what it is I’m supposed to be doing with my life.  There are a number of things I enjoy doing; reading, writing, etc. . .I enjoy shooting pool and making things.  I spent thirty years of my life as a culinary professional, developed a skill-set I thought was applicable only to cooking.  Turns out I was wrong.  The skills I developed during thirty years of cooking have helped me stay sane, allowed me to develop new passions and new opportunities and, (this is one of the most important things I’ve learned), given me a renewed sense of myself, a renewed feeling of worth.

How this came about is what this blog will be about. . .it’ll be about growing as a person, learning new things and taking advantage of opportunities when they present themselves and creating new opportunities when they don’t.  It’s about accepting change and making the change(s) work for you.

That’s about all I have for this post.  I’ll start telling my story with my next post. . .that will be on Friday.  you might want to stop by and see what’s cooking.

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Written by stevewthomas

February 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm

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