So far, this project has been me collecting other people’s thoughts and words. I will add my own one day. But I’ve been pretty content with finding things that are already put together and it’s easier to copy, paste, and say “THIS! My heart agrees with THIS!”
I am commited to this job and this place for at least one more year. This sounds way too stable and normal for my liking.
But I’ve realized that just because I’m in the same place - just because I’m staying instead of going - doesn’t mean I can’t grow.
So during this next year, I want to search.
Oh, the irony and hypocrisy of life on the internets!
My job requires me to be on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube…heck, even Pinterest. It’s the first and obvious part of being a “Media and Outreach Director”, a job with an ever-evolving job description.
I understand that it might not make sense when I say “ERMAGERD social media is vital!” during the same breath as “Calm down, world. Lay down all your devices and live your dang life.”
Especially when I’m posting those thoughts on a blog.
Balance. That’s what I’m learning about. A time to say goodbye to the consumption of communication, and a time to embrace it.
Last weekend’s adventure: climbing at Chapel Pond in Keene Valley and sleeping on a ledge in a harness. I took no pictures. My camera hasn’t worked right since I dropped it last year, and I’ve been stoked. Sometimes, I catch myself framing a shot in my brain…and then remembering that I have no device to record and share that memory. You’re lucky. I would instagram the snot out of a lot of things.
So this is my record. I’m not looking for likes, shares or comments. I’m looking for a place to reflect, grow and figure out the adventures life keeps throwing my way.