A few sights and thoughts from the comfort of my home in the middle of the largest snowstorm/blizzard or “snowmageddon” as we are calling it after all the news media hype.
The snow comes and continues to wrap my world in a quietness that I love. Maybe it’s the slowdown of life that I long for which is in short supply in D.C. and often in my life as well. You see our city is consumed by the busyness because we have this seemingly unquenchable thirst for achievement and success. Sometimes, I can’t seem to help myself and find that I become a little like my surroundings. For example, I will be at home for four days in the month of February and the rest of the days I will be on the road on assignments. That makes living life and loving my friends and community a bit more difficult. Over the past two-and-a-half years in D.C. I’ve taken great steps to cut down on the projects I take on to make sure that I live my life without regrets. I’ve chosen to work less, earn less, and give more. This has brought a contentment, peace, and joy to my life and I’m looking forward to living 2010 in the same way. Thankfully my schedule in February is the exception more than the rule.
Before you mourn my loss of the month of February, please realize that the tears I wipe away may seem like crocodile tears to you since it is the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver that takes me away. I’ll be sharing more Olympic related photos soon.