Personal Growth and New Experiences
Quote from the movie “Groundhog Day,” 1993 with Bill Murray. It was about Punxsutawney Phil, the ground hog in Pennsylvania, who predicts how much longer winter will last. And Phil, the weather man, who thinks he deserves a better position than working at a local remote TV station.
“Rita: I like to see a man of advancing years throwing caution to the wind. It's inspiring in a way.
Phil: My years are not advancing as fast as you might think.”
— Phil Connors (Bill Murray), Groundhog Day
Well I remember this movie since it is about this little town in Pennsylvania, where I have lived for many years, and it seemed to have a good message. The whole movie is about how Phil comes to grips with who he is, and how to be open to new ideas and ways of doing things, and then finally he can escape once he grows and realizes a better way to deal with situations. For some reason, I still remember this movie many years later, and I seem to use something like “it seems like, Groundhog day today again,” when I can’t anything to go right.
There are many days or times in our lives that seem like Groundhog Day. And this is when we come to the realization we have to change something and do something different. For example my son, was in an educational rut in school. My daughter had similar issues. I guess parents have to go wrong somewhere, I would always say it may take time to figure it out. I should have said, make a choice and don’t change. He was in Business Finance. I assume that working with investment bankers and rolling out your initial public offering could be very exciting financially. Guess what, there will be another public offering, and most of the details will be the same. He threw caution to the wind. I always said get involved, get involved in something, see if you like it, if not get involved in something else.
He was seeing where this country and the world is going politically. He said, “I am changing my major to Political Science.” At first, I was thinking but, you wanted to go to UW Seattle Campus to go to their business school. And after talking to Doug and others about this, he definitely made the right choice. And is actually really getting involved in the local organizations for the current election cycle, I am happy he found something to be involved in that might stick for a while. I expect him to be a bit uncomfortable with certain situations and grow from it.
We are now in February, as the weather gets nicer, try mixing up your day a bit. We only have so much time and there is so much to do. Go into that store you keep walking by. Offer your time to help out others, and it will come back in spades.
Please see our schedule for the month. And notice that our meetings at GenPRIDE above the QFC on Broadway will be moving to a new address in March.
See you at our events!
Dave and the Steering committee