Just a quick post to mark the day. This is what's been on my mind all day today - it's approximately 177 days until our family celebrates our youngest son's birthday in the Rocky Mountain National Park. I'm fully aware that just as I've passed the shortest days of last year I've begun thinking about the coming year's longest days.
It's unhealthy to spend too much time living in the past through reminiscence or regret, nor is it healthy to live in the future through anxiety or even positive anticipation.
Right here and right now is the only place any of us will live and getting right with that is the key to bliss we all seem to chase in all its various forms.
To that point, people who work remote are brave in their isolation. There are pitfalls to not running in packs, and controlling the mind is a big one. The mind plays tricks on you when you're alone and maintaining creativity and optimism in an isolated setting can be tough.
Remote work absolutely needs to be a mainstream professional option for the sake of company innovation and agility, for the sake of healthy families and their communities.
But, people need people and remote work requires balance. One of my many new year's micro-resolutions is remembering to post stories on this blog about the negative and tough aspects of remote work as often as I promote what's positive and expansive about it.
We can't learn the truth unless we hear the whole story.
Here's to a year of truth and balance and new discoveries for you and your tribe.