Catch Up

The past week has been a virtual whirlwind of activity. I was up in Edinburgh to meet with my new boss and discuss our near and long-term objectives both from a business standpoint and a personal development standpoint. I’m fine with the business objectives, but always seem to struggle with the personal development objectives. Why? Hmmm….probably because i view personal as personal and business as business. I like to keep work and personal life separate. I suppose if we changed the term to professional development, I could handle that…

I have been working on articulating my philosophy of life which loosely breaks down to this:

  • Be loving, sympathetic, concerned, respectful and helpful with others; not greedy, or controlling or aggressive.
  • Work hard to solve the problems we face; not follow the past, or merely dream of the future, but to do something now.
  • Enjoy the simple, available pleasures of home, relaxation, and friends.

My life goals in terms of values and purpose can be summed up as:

  • An exciting life
  • Inner harmony
  • A sense of accomplishment
  • Social recognition
  • Freedom
  • Happiness
  • Wisdom

And my personal characteristics or how I want people to view me as:

  • Honest
  • Broad-minded
  • Imaginative
  • Cheerful
  • Helpful
  • Forgiving
  • Responsible
  • Capable
  • Independent
  • Intellectual

I suppose this is a tall order, but at least I have an ideal for which to strive for…

On another note…

While in Edinburgh, I started working on my second Rockamentary for a local Edinburgh band called Slowjet. I’ve got about 2 hours of footage that I have to edit down to 5 minutes. Looking forward to it.

Here are some random thoughts from my notebook over the past week:

  • Flew into Edinburgh. I like being in transit…the anonymous feeling. It’s the opposite of Cheers..nobody knows your name.
  • It’s half-term in England and it seems like they’re all here. The hotel is packed with them.
  • There are two women sitting on thestairs in front of me. The black haired one is giving the platnium blonde a neck and shoulder massage…cheap thrill for me as i drink my beer.

Okay…that’s enough of that.

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