Friday, January 25, 2008

And so it is...

Yeah, so I know it's been a while since I posted to blogger (over a year in fact). I've recently been inspired by a good friend of mine to pick it up again. He blogs relatively religiously, and this seems like a good way to stay connected with, if nothing else, myself without all the extra stuff that things like myspace and facebook bring to the table. I mean, don't get me wrong, I love those websites, but there's something to be said for just putting words on a page with little regard for all the other "ness" that goes along with the aforementioned sites.

So I just started a new job working for Teen Mania this past week, and it has been nothing if not potentially overwhelming. It has been a week long experience of completely learning about myself more than anything. I have a team of about 20 or so working under me, and having to be an effective leader is one of the most challenging things in the world. It has nothing to do with capability, and everything to do with wanting to be the type of leader that is needed. It's been awesome and scary all at the same time, but I would not change it for the world.

Let's see, what else? Ah yes, I am working (again) on exercising the creative muscles. I, if you didn't know, believe that creativity is not necessarily something you are just born with, I believe it is something which can be cultivated in those who have even the slightest spark of it at all. So, I commit to further developing it in myself. How? By surrounding myself with creative stimuli- both people and things that get my mind thinking in a way that destroys the box thinking that can sometimes- ok all the time- be limiting to our ability to be creative.

Ok, that's enough for tonight I think. I think I'm going to try the blogger thing again. I'll let you know how it goes. Well, actually, you can see for yourself.

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