For those of you who follow me on Twitter or who are Facebook friends, you are probably aware I've had a hard time with this transition from 2008 to 2009.
I need to stop listening to those who bash '08.. yes, the market was lousy, job security took a hit. But we elected the first Black man as U.S. President, a man who presents us with hope, challenges and opportunities. And all is well in my world, really.
Some of the heaviness I have to slough off comes from working in an Old Media world and being excited and driven by New Media sentiments. I come from a long line of employees and I find myself wanting to be more and more entrepreneurial. As life changes, I need to keep that excitement alive.
My friend Lisa reminded me today of this beautiful movie ending... these final lines from The Shawshank Redemption.
"I find I'm so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it's the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend, and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope. "
'Get busy living, or get busy dying. That's goddamn right.'
Yes. That's goddamn right.
Robin, Tempe, Arizona