Leaving Your Comfort Zone

leaving comfort zoneI have a confession to make: although I work for a software development company, I am not a geek, and I don’t like change in either my hardware or software. Some months ago, I needed a new smartphone. I know people who get excited about new smartphones. But even after I chose a new one, and held my new phone in my hand, I could only fret about how it was different from my last phone. Of course, I got used to it (rather quickly as it turns out). Then, recently, I got my very first tablet. Again, my reaction was to stress about how I don’t know how to do everything I want on my tablet–“but it’s so easy on my smartphone!” Hmmm, I think I see a pattern here.

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Being an Activist

activistI think it’s only natural that when I take the time to read about “significant people,” I hope to learn something and/or glean some inspiration from them. By now, it is old news that the 2013 TIME Magazine Person of the Year was Pope Francis. Some of my favorite people are Jesuits (thanks for the great education guys), and Pope Francis is a breath of fresh air–but let’s face it: I’m never going to be Pope.

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