19.07.2011 - 23.07.2011 50 °F
When we first left on this adventure I made a commitment to myself that I would not worry about what I would do upon my return, until I stepped foot back on US soil. That I would focus on the "now" and not the future. That I would focus on the experience with my girls and Julie, and give them some of the energy and the time back that was taken from them with all of the time I had been traveling for the previous 3 years. Living in the "now" is my personality anyways, to live in the moment, but I had always had the security of a company, trusted employees, and flexibility to not worry about the every minute details of survival. ProGuard had provided me with security, literally and figuratively, so it made it easy to survive in the moment, without worrying about the small stuff.This trip was the first time I had taken time away from "reality", without the security of ProGuard.
I should clarify, we still do have a successful business in PGTech, being run by Rick, without PGTech and Rick, this trip would not have been possible either. But with PGTech being in a growth phase it is a company for our future not the now.....so I still needed to figure out exactly what it is I would throw myself at upon my return. I have had a yearning to expand my energy into multiple fields, rather than focus on one thing only. I want to do more than be consumed by one company.
I have decided several things, that I want to be able to give back more to society through my works than I was able to before, that I want to make a positive difference in the world, I want to work in something that will bring people happiness, I want to learn something everyday, I want to be challenged everyday, I want to laugh everyday. Not terribly tough to accomplish, as long as I am passionate about what I am doing, so the big question now is, what am I going to be passionate about doing? Stayed tuned...... I repeat "What am I going to be when I grow up?"