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Life as Usual
Beyond yesterday's post, I haven't posted anything in awhile.  I guess it's because nothing really interesting has happened lately.

My kids are growing like weeds, and I try to enjoy them when want to, and I'm trying to want to more often.  That's kind of a sad statement, but I don't believe I am a "born-to-parent" type of guy.  I do, however, realize more and more how important it is to forget myself and my wants and do what needs to be done.  My kids need a good dad.  They've already got a stellar mom, but dad could use a little work.

Anyway...  Life is generally good, and although I haven't been doing anything which rouses my passion for geeky things, or fast cars, or DRM, or anything else...

...I have been thinking a lot lately about life in general.

I often wonder why I do what I do.  For 8 hours each day, 5 days a week, I sit in front of a computer trying to create programs which help a wonderful company through technology.  I really want this company to succeed.  I love working here, and I love my work, but I often wonder how exactly I got here.

I guess I've always been interested in computers.  That's completely true and documented.  However, I ..... I really don't see myself working at my true potential.  Let me explain:

I personally think the greatest thing you can do in this life is to make sure you and your loved ones are okay in the next life.

Because of this belief, I also believe that what I am doing now for my full-time job doesn't have much to do with the real meaning of life.  Yes, I'm helping Nature's Way to reach its goals, and in turn they are helping me live a life of comfort beyond what I thought would be possible a mere 5 years ago...  But that doesn't drown out the belief I have that there is something more important that can be done.

What is it?  I really don't know at this point.  I'll most likely be employed here at Nature's Way for a long, long time.  Maybe my gut feeling is due to other factors...  Heaven knows if I had to be a full-time dad right now, I'd go completely out of my mind.  But, that doesn't mean I'll feel the same way in a year.

Anyway...  Enough rambling. 

I just thought and have been thinking that it's kind of crazy what life throws at ya.

Heh...  In college, I purposefully did not choose computer science to be my major because I did not want to spend 8 hours a day in front of computer...

Indeed... Kind of crazy what life throws at ya.
Comment by Sarah Jones on Dec. 04, 2007 @ 11:58 pm
Very interesting entry honey.  It is interesting how life takes you.  I said I would never move to Utah or have cats and here I am in Utah (probably until I die) and have two cats :).  I think that while one must do things to live day to day, in everyday you can try and think of something you can do to make the world a better place.  If it is reading a book to your child, or smiling to everyone you pass by on the sidewalk.  I think the little things like that open doors to bigger things in our lives.  I don't think you necessarily have to have a job that is daily saving peoples lives, although if you do that is awesome, but there are so many other jobs that are needed to be done out there that enable people to help in other ways that are a little more inderect.  Also, you are a stellar dad as well.  The kids adore you!  I think they have way more fun with you than me:).