As much as I’d like to sit home and blog, life sometimes intervenes. This morning, it was getting out of the house at 5:30 for my twice-weekly swim. I have a spring triathlon on the horizon. I woke up an hour earlier intending to bang out something for the sake of making my Tuesday blogging deadline, but as soon as I opened my laptop and tried logging on, I realized that I had no Internet connection–I’m not sure why.
I was also unclear about what to write about.
Lately, the things that I find important are either things I’ve written about before (reinvention, writing, fitness), or things I no longer find appealing (politics). Granted, there’s no shortage of things to write about relative to the latter, but more and more, I don’t find politics bringing forth any new solutions to some of the pressing issues of our time. In fact, the politician that many people imbued with so much hope has become very much like the leaders that came before him. Of course that never stops Americans from wearing their binary ideology on their sleeves, or the back bumpers of their cars.
So here I sit, drinking corporate coffee and accessing an available Wi-Fi connection, blogging a few thoughts and ideas that crossed my mind while making my way up and down my pool lane this morning.
This is an interesting time to be living. My own life has more uncertainty than probably any other time in recent memory, and more often than not, I’m on my own trying to come up with solutions. At the same time, my outlook is more optimistic than it was a few months ago.
I think this is because of decisions made more than a decade ago that put me on the path that I continue traveling on. Many of the lessons learned along that path support me and help me to be more comfortable with ambiguity than at any other time in my life.