This week I had a chance to change my life. A situation occurred (see Meeting the Dragon) that resulted in what appeared to be a fork in my road, a chance to stay on the path I'm on or to veer off in another, very appealing direction.
Boy, I was tempted. I woke up happy for a couple of days straight thinking about all of the choices that were suddenly open to me. There was a little skip in my step. I sounded out a couple of friends, my boss, and my most trusted advisor. I prayed.
Suddenly last night, I had a revelation. I get bored when I have a week of vacation. If I didn't have this job that I love/hate, I would probably drive my poor family mad. Even though I come home frustrated plenty of nights, I come home feeling good plenty of nights too. I have a job that always challenges me, since even when I think I've seen everything, something I can't imagine comes up and I get to figure out how to handle it. I work with the best folks in the world. I have the opportunity where I am to make a difference, sometimes. I realized that even with the door to the cage wide open, I don't need to run through it. Sometimes the cage is actually the sanctuary.