Sunday, December 19, 2021 (Day 352)
NEW Relaxing Music for the week: A Calm Heart: Liquid Mind (11:33) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsuICdiXtBk
Question: How do you feel about death?
Answer: Death is an interesting topic. For me, it’s one of those things that WE ALL have to do at some point, some sooner, some later. I prefer later, but I’m sure God has a plan for me. I’m hoping to do things on my end to extend my time; I’m also convinced that I’m here to do something bigger because I’ve had two instances where I’ve been told that I’m lucky to still be around. I’m pretty sure I have a general idea on what I’m here to do and I think I know how I’m suppose to do it; now, I’m trying to get clear about where I’m suppose to be doing it. Here’s what I know so far:
- What I’m here to do: help people find their path.
- How I need to do it: using life design catalyst work to awaken meaningful change in others.
- Where I’m suppose to do it: ???
Should I be doing this work in higher education at an institution? Or should I be doing this as a business outside of education? Or is there some other “place” where I’m suppose to do LDC work? I think that’s the question I need to answer for 2022 – and whatever I decide, put my stake in the ground and go for it with my WHOLE heart! No half-assed efforts on this next chapter – all in, right? I was able to go all in when I was hired in 2007 – and created something special. So, what does Life Design Catalyst 2.0 look like? I have no answers right now, but I do know that I have some really great people interested in helping me with that decision. I must say that it’s keeping me up at night, since this decision is really about writing the next chapter in my life. I know that the current role that they want me to play at UNCG – registration and scheduling – is NOT what I want to or plan to do. I was hired to do something a little more transformational, which means I have to move on, not only within the School of HHS, but at UNCG as a whole, since there ZERO support for the work. But that’s okay, it’s not about UNCG, it’s about me delivering the work. And when I think about death, the question I asked myself is, “If I died tomorrow, would I be proud of what I created today?” And the answer would be a definite YES! I’m made an impact on many lives; most of the time, I don’t know, but every now and then, I do know. And that is what fills my heart with joy – not only the students, but the advisors, coaches, and many others that have found value in LDC work. Which is why I need to keep doing this work, until the day I die.