“Some things you can’t find out; but you will never know you can’t by guessing and supposing; no, you have to be patient and go on experimenting until you find out that you can’t find out. And it is delightful to have it that way, it makes the world so interesting. If there wasn’t anything to find out, it would be dull. Even trying to find out and not finding out is just as interesting as trying to find out and finding out, and I don’t know but more so.”
– Eve’s Diary (Mark Twain)
The great challenge of blogging is to find the line between honesty and over sharing. That is because people love the unfiltered posts in which we share exactly how we feel about people and particular situations.
Sometimes they read because the post is like a train wreck that you just can’t take your eyes off of and sometimes it is because it is well crafted verse that you relate to.
Consider the two ‘graphs above this to be the preface for my saying I am having trouble straddling that line today because the boundaries appear to be blurry to me so I am erring on the side of caution.
To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before
Sadly the Federation hasn’t given me my own starship to command so I am not going to be able to share tales of wild battles with Klingons, Romulans, Borg or any sort of trouble with Tribbles.
However I am on the verge of beginning a brand new adventure and expect to find myself overwhelmed with ideas for new posts and memorable moments. Opportunity knocked and I answered.
It is a big moment for myself and my family and I am have this crazy feeling inside.
This thing is good, it is excitement and a sense that I am about to grab a hold of the brass ring I have been trying to snag for a while now. It is an opportunity that I can’t pass up but it requires some pretty big changes.
Risk Versus Reward
Sometimes when you are trying to improve your situation you have to mix things up because the things you are doing aren’t working and the places you have been visiting aren’t providing what you need them to.
Sometimes you have to take a risk to get the reward you want and that is what I am about to do. The time has come to say goodbye to the City of Angels and see what lies just over the hill and through the woods.
It is not without careful thought and consideration. This was not a hasty decision and it would be false to say there hasn’t been any trepidation but it would be wrong to characterize my feelings as negative.
They are very positive and I am very excited.
I am not prepared to say or share more details about this here so don’t expect me to say any more than I have. If you know me than you know how to contact me and I can answer your questions offline.
“Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
I mulled over whether I wanted to use the quote above or one in which Emerson extols the virtue of experimenting in life because they both resonate with me. But I chose this one because something about it just made me smile.
It is a good reminder that there is virtue in being our own person and that there is merit in making decisions based upon our thoughts and no one else. Those who know me might laugh at that because I am not really one to do things just because others do them.
But this time around it is more meaningful because the kids are a bit out of sorts about this and it is a good reminder for me that sometimes we make the hard choices because we can’t grab the brass ring without taking a risk.
You know the sun is hot because you can feel it, but you can’t know all the details unless you go visit. The time has come for me to find out first hand about some things so that is what I am going to do.
Tell Scotty to grab a good night’s rest because we are going to put the Enterprise through her paces real soon.