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What's most important in life?

Growing up i learned to work hard from my father. He ran a business for 20 years. I grew up helping him, learning how to manage people, business and money. We rarely went on vacations or took time off except for the major holidays like christmans and new year.

But then one day...my father passed away due to a heart attack. I suddenly had to run things and fill in his shoes. I did this for 10 years. We earned good money but the happiness of it had gone. My wife and I after 10 years decided to shift gears and careers. I began studying Digital Design and media arts at a local college. My wife and i slowy made a "life transition". We found things that interested us...and then persued them.

We found that we were much happier and and life seemed to be more enjoyable. We often try to make one or two vacation trips a year just to get out of our normal routine. Sometime exploring whats out there can scary but what i have found is that there are more opportunities for improvement and learning. It helps us grow as a person and we come into contact with people we would have normally never met.

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Comment by Instruments of inspiration on October 4, 2009 at 7:56am
It will always be a little scary to step out of one's boundary, but I am glad you decided to make transitions. There is nothing constant in this world but CHANGE. Accepting change is accepting life to the fullest. I salute you for that.
Comment by C. Christi on January 11, 2009 at 4:42pm
Great post! I'd like to link to it on my blogsite Were you looking for engaging activity or just a change when you made your transition?
Comment by db on May 16, 2008 at 4:57pm
thanks tony and annajon. I will sit down this weekend and try to come up with something to illustrate that transition. I like this new site...kinda makes ya think a little :)
Comment by Annajon on May 16, 2008 at 12:12am
Hi db, welcome to the site. I think it is great that you and your family have found the courage to make those changes. Especially when you know that it kinda was your dads life too, that you made your transition from.
Do you have a photo of your old business that says "closed", because you could illustrate your story with adding the answer to the wdydwyd question there: "ready for something new."
I wish you and your wife lots of happyness, db. Fair winds and beautiful sunsets.
Comment by Tony Deifell on May 15, 2008 at 8:55pm
hi db, thanks for telling this story. it's very compelling b/c I think so many people can relate to life transitions. wanna use your design skills and visually tell this story?

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