Welcome again to my Blog and thank you again for sharing your time with me. On one of my many walks around the 6IXX; I often encounter unique people, places and things along the way and they become a part of my story. Hence, this old fencing in my community; which must be from the few collection of old historic farm houses and properties that still dot our neighborhood. This old fence to me represented: family, friends, ownership, wealth, poverty, history, heritage, time, people, community, environment, friend-enemies, agriculture, legacy, work/labour, evolution, border, limit, barrier etc. And after all that I could think of that it represented; the most important one that personally adversely affected me is…the indecision of sitting on a fence.
Life is all about Fences
You may not realize it; but we make decisions to not sit on the Fence of life every day of our lives. I want to roll over in bed one more time, but I have to get up and…or get to. I don’t want to do this or do that; are all decisions to put off making decisions. My biggest indecisions have always been around living out my dreams or my personal desires that puts my needs first. It is easier for me to help someone live out their dreams, than to give myself permission to put me and mine first. That is my biggest fence and as a self-publishing author, and self-employed entrepreneur; I explicitly understand the guilt “Self” in anything sounds to most people. With comment like “You don’t have a job?” Some just say “So you don’t work” no matter what you tell them or what they see. Because they don’t see any value in what you do; it can’t be work and shi, I meant shoot, you’re enjoying yourself too. How dare you? When they hate their jobs, bosses and most of their colleagues; just remember misery loves company.
Make a Leap of Faith Whatever it is! Taking a leap of faith is always frightening, trust me; I have frightened my-self a number of times. I am sure a few people along the way have privately and some publically certified me crazy, but not dangerous. Like the time I took the bus to New York City, took public transit, visited the company owner and came back within twenty-four hours with products or decided to raise my our children on my own or leave Celestica to start my own business or leave business partner to start own business or write two books and launch then. All these were “Acts of Faith” and sometimes; that faith ran paper thin and even fail in moments of deep doubt, stress and disappointments. Fences help me to get up every-time I fall down, every-time I stumble, every-time I fail, every-time I question myself, every-time I have a doubt.
THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSON I LEARNED
The fence in this picture reminded me that even though it was old, weathered, battered, beaten and worn. It stood strong, erect, majestic and elegant in a timely kind of way being more than one hundred years old; it still had a lot to teach me about patience, commitment and steadfast silent fortitude. The Fence, like you and I have chosen to become a part of history or to make it. Love what you do with passion.
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