Monday, March 3, 2008

Penultimate Day in Paradise

I don't think I'll have anything too thought provoking today. I leave for Vegas tomorrow, so I have a number of last minute things I'll need to attend to. Not the least of which is cramming in those last few activities with my friends. Last night was drinks with Cullen, Jill, and eventually Matt, which means I am a little hung over today. Not terribly so, I imagine I'll be fine after a few hours. Today, I'll be going to see the movie "Jumper" with Moose and tonight I'll likely be going to see "Vantage Point" with Kim and anyone else who tags along. I also have a few phone calls to return and I have no idea when I'll get a chance to do that.

It is a shame that there is nothing in Albany for me aside from my friends. It is very comfortable living here amongst such a great crowd of people, but there is no future. It is too comfortable. There are no challenges and nothing to force me to progress as a person. Will I find such things in Vegas? Lord knows, but it will be a new venue to explore.

There are always challenges to moving and one of the things I like about it, is the opportunity to reinvent oneself as a person. Do you really need to pack up your bags and move cross country to change? Absolutely not, but when you have found that you are stuck in a rut, a complete overhaul of the scenery makes it particularly easy.

I am looking forward to that. I am looking forward to seeing what kind of butterfly emerges from the chrysalis that has formed over me while living in Albany these past 8 and a half years.


Anonymous said...

Hi Pat!

Have a safe flight! Good luck on your move. Looking forward to reading more!

Your friend (and former Albany classmate)!

Doctor Augur said...

Thanks Cathy! You should call me when you get a spare minute.

What with your kids, I am sure that's all you get these days!