September 29, 2021

I keep seeing these meme’s about re-introducing yourself to people because the version of you they might have known, isn’t the same as the one you are now.

Softwear constantly gets updated. Beta versions are tried, new versions come out. I am currently on version 57.11 and I am pretty pleased with most of the upgrades. There’s a been a few downgrades (I’d like to blame Covid but it’s really not all it’s fault) but I believe it’s been far more positive than negative.

In a moment of fog and uncertainty with my future, I filled several pages of this little composition books with thoughts and questions about who I am and what I want to achieve. As I got more frustrated, I wrote sloppier and bigger. It was cathartic and helped me find clarity.

So who are you? Really sit down and get honest with yourself with that question. How are you better or worse and in what ways? Are you happy where you are? What are you doing to fix it if not? Explore the depths of yourself. You can always burn it after you write it but writing it will help.

Interview yourself with the Six Honest Serving Men:

I KEEP six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When 
And How and Where and Who.
I send them over land and sea,
I send them east and west;
But after they have worked for me,
I give them all a rest.

I let them rest from nine till five,
For I am busy then,
As well as breakfast, lunch, and tea,
For they are hungry men.
But different folk have different views; 
I know a person small—
She keeps ten million serving-men,
Who get no rest at all!

She sends’em abroad on her own affairs,
From the second she opens her eyes—
One million Hows, two million Wheres,
And seven million Whys! –

Rudyard Kipling

And yes, I get that last part too, see, I have a granddaughter who is 4.

About the Author Lewis Chaney

A TEDx Alumnus with over 25 years in TV broadcasting, advertising, and filmmaking, Lewis D. Chaney has mastered the art of getting to the damn point.

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