Autumn in the North Cemetery.

Sixty miles west of Boston, Massachusetts there is the small New England town of Sturbridge. Located at the junction of I-90 (The Mass Pike), and I-84 it has become known as the "Crossroads of New England". The town was first settled over 300 years ago, and like other small New England towns it has grown just enough over the years to be in a difficult place today. How do we embrace the future without forgetting how we got to our present? How do we attract the right kind of growth, and maintain who we are? And, what about our culture out here in Central Massachusetts?

These pages will cause one to think about how to protect what we have, our future direction, and how to move on in the very best way.

Those thoughts, and other ramblings, will hopefully inspire more thought, conversation, action, and occasionally a smile...

...seems to be working so far

Monday, September 6, 2010

Stay Tuned

Ever get one of those yearnings to change your career?  Now, I don't mean the voice that you hear on a bad day on the job that says, "I've got to find another line of work".  I mean even on a great day you wonder how it would be to do something entirely different, maybe be your own boss.

I have, and the more years I pack on, the more I think about it.

Now, there is a problem, being a registered nurse doesn't exactly prequalify one for a bunch of other jobs, not without further schooling, or training.  I like schooling, but I wouldn't want to wait in order to start a new direction in life because of having go back to school.  I'd like to do both simultaneously.

And, that's where the problem is.  In the current state of the economy one is lucky to find one job that is a fit, never mind a job that one can custom fit ones lifestyle.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy being an RN, and have for a long time, but there is a part of me that still wants to be a forest ranger, own a country inn, run a canoe / kayak rental outfit, be a full time writer,  even a landscape photographer, or some local job that requires some skill.

I guess I have itchy feet, and the urge to expand my work experience into other areas is getting a lot stronger, and I can't relieve that itch.

I should be thankful I am employed, accept things as they are, and move on.

Naw.  That's not me.  I'll figure something out. I am ripe for an adventure.


  1. More power to you, Wally. If you and Mary are ready for a little (or huge) change in life, go for it. As the old song says, "Enjoy yourself....The years go by quicker than a wink."
    All the best to you and yours.

  2. Have you ever thought about running for office? HINT! HINT!

  3. Thank you both for the kind thoughts. Running for office? Hmmm... so far Barack hasn't done too badly, let's give him a real chance before I step in. :-)

  4. Okay, Obama deserves another term. So you have a few years to prepare. Just do the Palin thing. She managed to get quite some following, and with only a year at the State level. You could do Local, County, and State, travel the world and be back with time to spare...and we know you'd be better prepared than "someone" who recently ran for Vice President - so why not try for the top job? :-)


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