I’m sitting at home now relaxing, after taking the kids to the pool, grocery shopping thinking about the holiday and what it means to me. During a conversation at work earlier this week I made the comment that the Fourth of July is my favorite holiday, and I think that’s true.
This holiday has always been one of relaxation, from the time as a kid that I used to relax in the neighbor’s field to watch fireworks light the sky, to today where I relax in a field (but with a folding chair!) and watch fireworks light the sky. It seems to be a perfectly symetrical holiday, in that 9 times out of 10 I spend this holiday relaxing in a field, watching fireworks with those that I love.
In many ways this mirrors work, no, I don’t spend 9 out of 10 days at work relaxing in a field, rather I spend 9 out of 10 days learning and doing something that I’m passionate about. Whether that happens to be learning something new about SQL Server, or trying to integrate a ugly 3rd party appliance into our workflow, or talking about processes and what we as a group can do to make the processes better. These things, like what I look forward to every year in July, are what I look forward to on a day to day basis.
I guess this blog entry is another one about me being thankful for where I am in life. There were many times in my past where I honestly could not say I was happy. Today, I feel like my life is on track, my family is secure, and everything is moving forward in a way that I could not have planned better.
I’m happy, even if my grass is sometimes brown, I’m positive it isn’t greener anywhere else.