Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A blog -- A journal

Is there a difference? Does each have a different purposes? Does it matter?

It is spring break. My wife and I are not going anywhere. We are just chillin!

I'm working on taxes, summer vacation, the revival of my consulting firm and just cleaning up some junk in my study.

My wife is enjoying life as only she knows how! I envy (?) her sometimes.

I've submitted my resignation as the Executive Director of the Council On Aging because I don't know how to limit my work day and focus on just those duties and responsibilities that are mind. If one of my supervisor or coordinator co-workers is absent -- regardless of the reason -- I tend to try to do their job too so that none of our clients are short-changed. When I was younger, that was okay. Now I'm 67 and I just don't have the energy to do that on an extended basis any more. So rather than disappoint clients or myself, it is easier to resign.

My intent is to revive my consulting firm, work on what I want to work on (e.g., Boy Scouts), and work when I want to work! I don't know if my social security income will be sufficient so that is why I'm reviving SIWEL, Inc. -- a management consulting firm specializing in issue and problem resolution. I've developed a marketing piece labeled "Engagement Considerations" which gives a potential client an overview of the types of activities I will consider and how my prices are determined. Companion pieces are 1) a brief "Bio-Sketch" which is a one page narrative about my experiences and my family, and 2) a brief two page resume listing prior positions, consulting engagements, and professional activities. Will they be enough. God only knows and he(she) hasn't shared that with me yet! Does it matter? Ditto! There is also a Church Resume that summarizes pastoral activities, appointments and affiliations; however, I don't know how and if that will be used.

Should this be in my blog or my journal. Well, one thing is for sure. This is my blog and it is here. I can assure you, it is not my intent to re-write this in one of my several journals!

May God continue to bless you and keep you. Peace! 1906

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