I love blogging and I am sad I haven't had more time to blog. I love getting my thoughts onto paper, it seems that everytime I sit down and begin typing a flood of thoughts and ideas wash over me; letting me know that it has been far too long since my last post. I am a very deep thinker and I often look for correlations between everything that I am doing. How football relates to business or life, or how some idea relates to God's glorious Plan of Happiness for me.
One idea that has been on my mind recently is Plato's allegory of the cave. He uses it to illustrate that the most readily available information may not be true and we need to examine everything and get to its source before we can find out how true it is. When we do actually remove ourselves from a cave of easily attainable stimulus and seek that which actually exists our lives take on new meaning. I can't help but imagine that Plato was inspired to share this knowledge with the world. I feel like I have been making my way out of my own cave the past few months. As my mind has been drawn to all the changes going on in my life I am forced to find the most important things and ally myself with them. I by no means live on any higher state of enlightment, but I do feel that I am starting to get a better understanding that what I thought was worthwhile and important really isn't and those things that I thought were stimuli, were nothing more than shadows and echoes of the real world.
Tomorrow I fly to Virginia, I don't know if I will get to see my favorite sister but if I don't it will still be enjoyable knowing we are close once again. I miss and love her but am so proud of her also. I am really looking forward to interviewing out there and seeing if it would be a good fit for me.
For those of you who haven't seen Gini and I had our engagements taken, you can see the pictures in all their glory here. Life couldn't be any better for us right now.
In keeping with the title, I want to share one last quote.
"I am the gatekeeper of my own destiny, and I shall have my hot day in the sun."