On this one year anniversary of The Civil Civil Servant, I’d like to swing open the doors and invite you to join me. I am hoping one or three! of you would be interested in contributing to this blog on a regular basis. I’m not stepping down or interested in really, even slowing down; but, I have some personal projects in the works and it would be nice to have some help around here!
Plus, I think there is tremendous value in diverse perspectives and there’s been plenty of me around this place and now there needs to be more of you!
If interested, drop me a line with your thoughts at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Today is our one year Civil Civil Servant anniversary! Yay! Cheers to me and all of you!
I want to take this opportunity to ask: How are you? And I don’t want to hear “fine.” I really want you to think about the question. How are you doing?
When you stop to actually think about the question, it certainly ends up inspiring more questions.
- am I happy with the way my career is going?
- am I happy with my personal life? How is my relationship with my spouse/partner? Have I invested in my friendships?
- what are my goals? am I doing the things I need to do in order to reach them?
Those are just a few. But, after those all die down, you are left with How am I in this moment?
In this moment, I am really quite happy with my life. I’m accomplishing goals that I set for myself a long time ago. I’m good with the people in my life. I’ve gotten back into a spiritual practice. I love my job and my home. I love putting energy into this blog. And in this very moment, I’m happy. I’m writing this blog post sitting next to an awesome coworker; the sun is out; it’s not that cold; there is an art opening in our gallery today and those are always fun, interesting and …uhm…delicious (opening treats!) and I am looking forward to a lovely dinner with a lovely woman.
How are you?
It’s important to check in with yourself once in awhile.
And I think it’s important when you ask “How are you?” to others that you take the time to listen, just in case they don’t answer, “Fine.”