Yes, it has been a while since I last posted. Life has been hectic for us the past month, but all in a good way. I started a new job about a month ago. This was a tremendously good move for me personally and I believe ultimately for my career, if nothing else I'm no longer bored at work. On top of that we have started building our new home which we are very excited about, but there is a lot of decisions and my lunch hour is generally spent on the phone or researching how things are progressing. On top of all that we still have our two girls, 4 and 1, that we have to chase around. So, I have to make choices and while I love writing and trying to make something of this Website, it just ends up falling to the bottom of the list. I'm getting settled in at work but with the house I'm not sure what the next couple of months will be like, but I promise not to wait another month before writing again.
What this has done for me is made me realize that the greatness that I talk about is limited. Life is full of choices because the one thing that is always the same each day is the number of minutes in it. How we choose to spend those minutes of the day is up to us, but I guarantee you that you can never be great at all things. Ask any parent and this becomes painfully obvious. Put your family first and the person next to you working 60 hours a week gets the promotion that you wanted. Many times the reverse can be true as well where a family does not get your attention as you climb the corporate ladder.
Do I have a top 100 blog? Nope, probably never will, but that isn't why I do it. The same as I probably will never have the big corner office running a big company. Not what I'm looking for in life. I have a good job though, that I enjoy and can support my family. I continue to look for new opportunities to move up but I won't sacrifice my life with my family.
Life is about choices and I'm happy with the ones I've made. I think that makes me better at my job, I'm more focused and know what I want, it is easier to find something when you know what you are looking for. Happiness I believe is the first step towards greatness. You can be great at whatever you do in life, you just have to decide what you want in life.