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Northern Voice

February 4, 2006


Jan brings up a good point about coasting. Stepping out of the comfort zone and taking on new challenges. But after spending your daylight hours at work doing just that, how does one get the energy to do anything but coasting? In fact it isn’t coasting that is the problem. Everyone needs a little coasting. It’s habitual coasting—that is not a good thing. And of course in our lives we meet those that are perma-coasting. So indulge yourself a little, coasting in small doses isn’t all that bad.

This Friday is Northern Voice. And I am even more excited than last year about going. There are quite a few people who were there last year so it should be fun meeting up with them again. When one reads what has been happening in various peoples lives over the year you really look forward to seeing them and having that one on one conversation. Bloggers are a very different group of people. Expressive, passionate, very quick, genuine, just a great bunch to be with for a few days. The credit union I work for is co-sponsoring this event (with 12 others) and though our budget doesn’t allow us to give some expensive schwag I think what we are giving out will be different and appreciated.

Tomorrow is moving day for my son and daughter-in-law. There should be a lot of people helping and they don’t have a mansion’s worth of stuff to move so it should be more fun than work. It is a big step and one that you always know is coming when you have kids. It is just that you didn’t expect it to be so bittersweet.

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  1. Jan Karlsbjerghttp://www.jankarlsbjerg.com/blog/ permalink
    February 10, 2006 9:01 pm

    Good point, Gene, and of course I will be doing some coasting. I just thought it would be too weak/lame to say “less coasting”. Gotta have some ambition. 🙂

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