Topic: Making Changes
Just in case you were wondering where I was yesterday, I should tell you that I was in the wilderness. Quite unexpectedly.
Partly from the shock of the economic news on Monday. It sent me, perhaps like some of you, to start taking stock of my meager assets and to wake up from some of my denial about getting older and needing to be less of a risk-taker than most people my age are. Literally, when it comes to my tendencies with my personal financing.
Oh, I'll stay a risk taker in some other areas. That shouldn't come as a surprise to any of you.
Of course, as I get older, I'm recognizing the need to think twice about a lot of risks and about how I want to invest my time, as well as money.
Then, yesterday while I was coming to grips with some decisions from the Monday "crash," I had about a 10% reduction of my weekly income with some unexpected calls! Ouch!! Even for a self-employed person who rolls with the punches somewhat gracefully, this was a shock I'd never experienced all in one day.
This morning I found an e-mail from a friend I haven't seen in a couple of years or more. Asking me to get together with her for lunch. That was all I needed to make me realize that the wilderness experience is indeed temporary, and it really doesn't have to take much to bring us back to a place where we realize what is really important in this unpredictable life we all lead.