At dinner on a recent New Year’s Eve, my brother asked everyone at the table, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” I waited quietly and enjoyed listening to the answers shared by my sister in-law, niece, nephew, and youngest son. My turn came last, and by then I was prepared to answer. I declared that when I grow up, “I want to be a writer and a photographer.”
This rainbow appeared during our first glance of the Grand Canyon from the South Rim.
Have you ever considered what you want to do in the future? The time of transition from one year to the next offers a great opportunity to consider and learn from the past, and to start to prepare for the future.
It has been nearly two years since I made that declaration, and writing and photography are still on my list of what I want to do when I grow up. In fact, they are an important part of nearly every day. Actually, I have been grown up for a long time, but it’s never too late to dream about the future.
Writing, photography, computing, software development, information security, cycling, fishing, camping, hiking, cross country skiing, and canoeing, are high on my list of interests and activities to enjoy and challenge me. So, finally, I have launched a series of blogs to continue to fulfill my dreams and propel me forward.
The blogs that I launched today cover the topics of computing and photography. Also, I published a photo gallery blog to highlight photographs of places and subjects that pique my interest. Next, I plan to add a blog on information security.
So, is anything holding you back during this transition from 2013 to 2014? Why not learn from the past, but plan for and make your future happen. After all, the future is just a moment away.