Food for thought

I started the day off by visiting Cathy – who goes beyond getting called a “best” friend – way more into the realm of true confidante and soul sister.

I came away from her place feeling good – but better than that – food for thought. Back to comfort zones. I have massively stepped out of mine, meaning that for well over a dozen years I was very “comfortable.” Then along comes Simon, along comes a move to another part of the country and along comes retirement and a massive change in my financial situation – whoops! What was that rule again? Something about notching your comfort zone up one step at a time. Oh well then.

In other words, its little wonder that I’ve been feeling a bit (a lot) uncomfortable. Right – I haven’t found the definitive answer to anything but my understanding is growing and that’s a very good thing.

And THEN! we talked about the Pursuit of Excellence. Cathy just happened to float the idea of another Pursuit in Nelson – she already single-handedly (!!!) created three in the city plus a Wall. Time for another one. She said October 20. That works. I said I’d do anything to help. I think it’s time to get started.

So far I have identified, prompted by suggestions from Cathy – several ways I can help make it happen. Make contacts and enrol people; talk to Pam about doing it and about getting a program leader, lead the Advancement of Excellence and assist/team captain/etc. the Pursuit and Wall. Sounds like a plan.

I’m totally in.

I did these programs aeons ago. When? I think it was 1990 or thereabouts. I have never lost my admiration and respect for them. They work. They make a massive difference in people’s lives. This is coming at the perfect time for me. Thanks, Cathy! Awesome!

Funny thing is, whenever Simon and I have talked about how I make a difference in people’s lives – he thinks about my writing. I know that the biggest difference I ever made was as a program leader.

I think I can do that again. I know I can.

Okay – must go and tend to the fire and take the chill off this Junuary day.

About goodyniosi

Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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