June 14, 2021

The Year of Less

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The Year of Less.
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The Year of Less.
This year, after listening to related advice on the , I adopted a yearly theme for the first time.
My life is amazingly good on many levels, and I’ve become even more keenly aware of my privilege and how it has helped me get to where I am.
I’m also proud of the hard work I’ve put in over my career and the discipline I’ve maintained to allow for my current lifestyle.
Even with this context, I’ve still found myself a bit edgy through these early years of sorta retirement.
By edgy I mean I feel like I should be doing more, especially when it comes to business or project related work.
“More coaching”, “more freelancing”, “more business building”, etc.
This edginess usually leads to more stress.
I shouldn’t be stressed.
My first step in January was letting my colleagues know that starting in the fall 2020 I would no longer commute to in person.
While I love the campus and the people there, I stopped enjoying the commute (70 minutes each way two days a week) a while back and had no plans to move closer.
We coupled this change with a strategic plan to offer a fully online version of the Information Systems program so this should be a win-win.
This all came down before the COVID-19 pandemic so in insight we look like geniuses for our pragmatic forward thinking.
Distance Feels Close.

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