11/21/2006: "Poking Under Rocks with Sticks, and other holiday classics!"
Today is my last day at work before the Thanksgiving holiday (5 days off). When I return next week, I'm going to be the "Acting Director" while my boss is away for a month. Don't worry I won't let the power go to my head!
And speaking of power, three months ago, almost to the day, is when I accepted the Associate Dean position in Centralia Washington. If I had followed through with my original intentions, I’d be leaving on the ferry this weekend.
The experience of almost leaving has had a profound affect on me; I’m still in the process of re-evaluating everything. I think sometimes we get so used to telling ourselves what we want (or *don’t* want), that our imagined desires no longer reflect the realities of our lives.
Even though it can be unpleasant, it’s good to really take stock once in awhile…you never know what you’ll discover. I think the important thing is to remain flexible and try to keep an open mind. I'm curious how many of you out there have ever had a change of heart over something huge before...and did you ever regret it?