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Notes from Steve

October 26, 2016

Unencumbered.  For the first time in a long time – I find myself free of worry.  I’m not really sure how to deal with this.  In the past year and a half – my personal life has been pretty much about reducing my obligations (church, grounded, Jocko (sad)) while adding activities that help me expand (biking).  “Steve, what do you mean – you don’t know how to deal with it? Enjoy it man!*”  Yes.  Easier said than done.  I now understand empty nest from another perspective.  


I can hear it now.  “He’s looking for projects to fill his plate.  HIDE!”  I can understand your fear however, I’m excited about Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics and what we are doing, and I know that if we stick to our well-laid out strategic plans, we will be fine.  So I’m not looking to add more to the system’s plate … I, personally want to know what I need to do to grow, thrive and expand (not literally).


I recently said “yes” to a trip to Lima Peru with some friends.  It was amazing.  We traveled to Machu Picchu, drank chicha (purple corn drink – dreadful) and pisco sours (yum), ate ceviche (raw fish finished with lime and salt) and a lot of octopus and made new friends and deepened other friendships.  I expanded my horizons.  “Yes” – simple and beautiful.


I can choose to deal with my new status in a couple of different ways.  I could choose self pity and victimhood or I could choose thrive.  I wrote last week that I felt I did the best I could with my tasks at hand and so as I move forward, I do so without regret.  


I choose thrive.  


*Dr. Crozier


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