16 Oct 2001 mperry   » (Master)

Waning days of the vacation.

Last day or so has been off but working on some things I would definitely like to get done before I return. I have a strong feeling that I am about to witness some basic changes in my life. I don't want to go on or post an epic here. When I left archeology behind, it was after 15 years of happiness tromping through the American Southwest and Mojave Desert doing environmental protection and consulting and finding a lot of very significant prehistoric cultural resources as I went. But my time came up for that. One day, I just knew it. I was walking in a pretty park in Daly City and I had this burst of realization that I would never walk from "Barstow to Las Vegas" ever again nor would I work on a 1,000 mile long natural gas pipeline or be on US Government federal properties like the Forest Service or the Air Force or the Navy. I walked away from that with some sense of accomplishment but also a sense of completion.

I am nearing that also in other arenas. I feel I have completed things and I believe change is coming. I believe that change can be good and if one does not adapt and adopt to it, it leaves you behind and you have not gained.

Where I am going with this, I don't quite know yet. I want to announce something, but its too early. I want to find a new place I can journey through, find some happiness in, find a lot of challenge, and go for another walk in another park.

No big news for me on things Linux. I am happy with it. It seems to encompass me with its flexibility and learning abilities. I also feel so glad to know the people I work with and have worked with.

Very gratifying.

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