Reflections of...

With a vacation, comes reflection - reflection of where I’m at in my life, how I got there and where I want to be in 6 months, 3 years or 10 years from now. This vacation was no different. I spent time once again reflecting on both the good, the bad and the ugly of the past years and what the future may hold.

Although I don’t know where I’m going and I certainly don’t have a 10 year plan, I DO know that I’m not where I want to be at this moment in my life – at least not in my career. I took a wrong turn somewhere and I’ve done a bit of backtracking to find where I went wrong, but to no avail. Perhaps it’s time to stop and ask for exact directions to the Golden Path to Career Happiness…

I’m confident it exists…somewhere – most likely somewhere in the Caribbean and believe me - I will get there eventually...

In the meantime, I leave you with my inspiration for this post:

Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes by Jimmy Buffett

I took off for a weekend last month
Just to try and recall the whole year
All of the faces and all of the places
Wonderin where they all disappeared
I didn't ponder the question too long
I was hungry and went out for a bite
Ran into a chum with a bottle of rum
And we wound up drinkin all night

Chorus:
Its these changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes
Nothing remains quite the same
With all of our running and all of our cunning
If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane

Reading departure signs in some big airport
Reminds me of the places I’ve been
Visions of good times that brought so much pleasure
Makes me want to go back again
If it suddenly ended tomorrow
I could somehow adjust to the fall
Good times and riches and son of a bitches
I’ve seen more than I can recall

Chorus:
These changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes
Nothing remains quite the same
Through all of the islands and all of the highlands
If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane

I think about Paris when I’m high on red wine
I wish I could jump on a plane
So many nights I just dream of the ocean
God I wish I was sailin again
Oh, yesterdays over my shoulder
So I can't look back for too long
There's just too much to see waiting in front of me
And I know that I just can't go wrong

Chorus:
With these changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes
Nothing remains quite the same
With all of my running and all of my cunning
If I couldn’t laugh I just would go insane
If we couldn’t laugh we just would go insane
If we weren’t all crazy we would go insane

Comments

Joshua said…
I do this every once in a while, usually while sitting in traffic, wondering how I got to this point that I have to sit in traffic to and from work every day. All I wanted was to be able to work from home. I'll get there someday...I hope.

-Joshua
@Joshua - That too would be my dream - a home office.*sigh*
Brian Miller said…
you will get there eventually...i feel the same at this point...but a little Buffet helps us through though. smiles.

have a wonderful holiday!
@Brian - Jimmy Buffett does wonders for the soul.

No turkey for me tomorrow - I'm Canadian, but I do wish you a happy turkey day. Gobble Gobble...
Sylvia said…
Time to go. As I told you once, if you don't take the chance you'll spend all your life wondering: "What if..." Best of luck, my friend!
CrazyCris said…
oooh, that song is great!!!

now I wonder where I could hear it... ;o)

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