For a number of my colleagues, the anticipation of their end of career is anticipated joyfully but with significant concerns. For many others, it is dreaded for a variety of reasons. For both, the impending end of career is a challenging time.
The stresses and worries begin years before the actual anticipated end date. There is a heavy awareness that there are numerous serious considerations that must be managed and tasks that must be completed. We know about many of these. We also know little about numerous other necessary preparations and duties that must be accomplished. That lack of knowledge can make the process unpleasant and bewildering.
As residents in my home state of Florida mobilize and prepare for the onslaught of Hurricane Matthew, I hope and pray that those preparations will preserve our safety throughout the state. There are those whose jobs are to help protect the public and will necessarily take risks…but they will be prepared.
And speaking of taking risks and being prepared, here is a look back at a famous event. The images below are photographs I made from the live TV broadcast seen on my home black-and-white television at the time of the lunar landing July 20, 1969.
The image on the left shows Commander Armstrong stepping down the ladder; the image on the right shows the moment he stepped on the moon.
Life comes to us and presents us with a full menu of future transitions. We are naturally prepared for some but not all.
We experience natural preparation as we grow from infancy and our genetic encoding expresses itself as we learn to eat, crawl, walk, run, etc.
As we grow a little older we begin to learn from our parents, our various schools and colleges. We learn early on that we have to work and devote focused effort to succeed at achieving a myriad of milestones. These are the transitions for which there are organizations and systems that help prepare us.
There are challenging life transitions for which there is no real preparation. They are life’s exclamation points.
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The summer of 1776 was a time of escalating conflict with England. It was a dangerous time for the American colonies and in particular, its leaders.
Military and political uncertainties abounded. The conflict between the American colonists and British soldiers that began in April, 1775 had grown into the Revolutionary War during the summer of 1776.
There is considerable misconception among the public about the true source of Vitamin D. That common idea is that sunlight is our only source of vitamin D.
The implication that underlies the question I raise reveals a common misconception. It is that sunlight is the only source of vitamin D and that if we are exposed to sufficient sunlight, it is not necessary to be concerned about how much of it we ingest with our food or with supplementation. I believe that you should know the key facts about vitamin D that are important for your health and well-being.
The geysers at Yellowstone National Park will simmer for a time and then, suddenly, explode with tremendous power from within the earth’s core. They do not give up! Rise up! © DivineNatureImages.com
It was a beautiful October morning near Telluride, Colorado and I was loaded with camera gear. I had Transition on my mind and everywhere I looked nature expressed change vividly! © DivineNatureImages.com
It was a splendid morning at the Humboldt – Toiyabe National Forest, CA when I came upon this row of ponderosa pine cones that resembles a path. With tripod and camera in hand, I created this image that reminded me of the path of generations. I wish you and your families a Happy Father’s Day!
Sunset at Yellowstone Lake, Spring. © DivineNatureImages.com