last post but not last blog

As most of you already know, I've been asked to post on Thursday's (see post directly below this one for the link) on a cool Peace blog!

But something you don't know is that my work has gotten crazy ~ for sure crazy. I got people here running around like they own the place making all kind-of changes and letting people go left and right (ok, they do own the place but geeze).

Most of the people who's contracts were not renewed are close to retirement, like me. I got three years left to full retirement from the state, having been here over twenty years.

Along with that, the projects I'm working on have been replaced by new projects, with new skill sets. So as you can see, I've got some learning to do, and quick!

On another note ~ I'm no longer sorry for the leaders of my country. For sure they are a sorry greedy lot with no real change in sight, but it's not my job to be sorry for them. With some of the research I've been doing on peace, I'm reminded of leaders and countries all over the world who, in the past and now-a-days are responsible for atrocities against people/nature that are just as bad if not worse than the leaders of my government.

And last but not least, I've decided to not only learn the new skill sets needed for my new job responsibilities but go back to my first love and re-train in mediation. I've got free classes scheduled at the end of May08 and will be spending not only lots of time at work but lots of time volunteering in order to get certified. SO when my three short years comes around, I'll be able to migrate right into my first love ~ helping people resolve their conflicts non-violently.

Having said all of this ~ this will be the last post to this blog.

I have created a brand spanking new blog to fill my need to post interesting links that I find and you can find me there almost daily NEW BLOG.

I'll try to get out and visit my friends' blogs as often as I can but please give me some slack for a few, as my world has basically been turned up-side-down! And I'm finding it is a good thing!

Hugs and Peace!

12 comments:

thepoetryman said...

You will make an amazing mediator. I can picture you now. Saving people has always been something you seemed to love. How can I tell from just knowing you in the blogosphere? Come on! The cape with a S on the front gives it away!

Sorry to see your blog end, but your endeavors make it bitter sweet and very noble.

See you in The Tree and around the blogosphere, my friend.

Peace.

(Thanks for your comments on my latest play, az. Thank you for your kindness and freindship.)

thepoetryman said...

"a S"? Okay. Who snuck up behind me and stole my intelect? Come on! Fess up! "an S"...

enigma4ever said...

I will come find you at the new place and the Peace Tree...you are such a rare and wonderful find here in Blogland...you do know that right? ( I mean Poetry Man did say it so well....and he is right...)

take care and many many hugs and much light...

namaste...

BBC said...

"And I'm finding it is a good thing!"

Well, that remains to be seen, one blog, a few readers, 7 billion on the planet. Do the math.

Case Wagenvoord said...

I'll miss you blog, but we'll be bumping into each other at The Peace Tree since I'm posting on Mondays.

I retired two years ago. The seperation anxiety lasted about twenty-four hours. At time, I'm tempted to go back to work just so I can take a breather.

Good luck with your new classes.

D.K. Raed said...

You will excel in learning the new skills, of that I have no doubt. I also have no doubt you will excel in mediation, or whatever you decide to do. I'm very sorry to see you give up this blog, but happy to know I'll still be able to read your thoughts elsewhere.

I retired myself a couple years ago. Well, semi-retired. I never worried about how I would fill the time because when I was working so much, I always knew what I'd rather be doing. Now I wonder how I ever managed to work & still do everything else.

I promise to visit you at PeaceTree! Peace and Hugs and many thanks for sharing yourself.

Cory said...

Sorry everybody if I sounded too harsh. I wasn't trying to attack you AZ for anything your blog was about, I guess I misunderstood. However, I still stand where I do on not voting. Thank you everyone for your opinions though. I do feel like apologizing to the world for ALL the idiotic leaders this country has. In fact...I am embarrassed by the actions of the human race in general...just because of the terrible things that we do to one another...we're evil... I think Mark Twain was completely right when he said "Such is the human race, often it seems a pity that Noah didn't miss the boat.”

Rent Party said...

Hiii!!!!

thepoetryman said...

Just stopped by to give you a peace hug my friend...

enigma4ever said...

I followed Poetryman over to give you another HUG...

(((( ))))

okay some more....

hope all is well..

write me lady...

enigma4ever@earthlink.net

thepoetryman said...

enigma,
I thought I felt someone following me...

enigma4ever said...

lol....actually I just kinda fell in behind you ;-)

Hugs for you too...