I must say I truly enjoy the media industry. During the twenty years that I've had the good fortune to be involved with it, I have seen enormous growth and change. For many people, they are not comfortable with the "change" aspect. For me, it's an area that I flourish in, it's in my blood and charges me through to the next project, fire or dilemma. A perfect example of this is the industries current state. It is rapidly evolving and morphing right before our eyes. Technologies like DVR's, VOD and video streaming from the internet are finally placing the power in the viewers hands to see what they want, when they want. For me, that just pulls me into another world however as excited as I get about this stuff, I also know that there is a lot more to life. To keep myself grounded I need to reel myself in and take in all the other important things. Truly, it'd this facet of my life that re-charges, re-centers and makes me whole.
This past weekend it was time for a much needed family getaway and we made a run for the North Carolina Mountains and all that they have to offer. Autumn is a beautiful time of year in this part of the country. I had no idea of that fact until moving here from California in late 2001. I have always enjoyed beaches and mountains, hiking fishing and camping however it was an enormous undertaking to get to anywhere nice (and away from people) yet quickly when we were living in Los Angeles, CA. The move from West coast to East has help solve that little life dilemma and we now spend a great deal of weekends (and those long southern summer evenings) out experiencing life and Mother Nature. Here's a little snapshot of our past weekend.
Are you ready to re-charge? Keep in mind that you will never be at your best if you don't take care of number one! For some it may be the gym or run maybe its time with friends and family. As long as it's a big step away form the daily stress and issues it is time well spent.
"If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut."