“When one door closes, another door opens; but we so often look so long and regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” ― Alexander Graham Bell
These last 18 months or so, a lot of doors have been closing and opening in my life. Some of these doors such as the door to my 30 year teaching career, I gently closed myself. Others doors such as the door to my desk top computer system closed abruptly on its own. When I closed the door to my teaching career, I did not think too much about the opportunities closing that door would present. I just wanted the opportunity to catch my breath. I was just relieved my life would no longer be regulated by bells every 75 minutes. Now that I’ve caught my breath, I’m beginning to think about opening new doors to explore. I’m an avid gardener but our Canadian winters limit the time I can garden outdoors. I also nurture about 85 orchids in doors so I don’t want to travel for extended periods of time. My orchids can tolerate about a week of neglect before they start to sulk, so I’ve been limiting my travel time to about a week. I’m OK with that.
When my desktop computer’s hard drive seized up (better it, than me), I decided I wouldn’t replace it, but do all my computing on my ipad mini. Now I have the opportunity to learn how to use the ipad mini to do all my computing. I miss using a mouse, but I’m sure I’ll get over it. I did purchase a Logtech keyboard though. I’ve been exploring Evernote and I think Evernote would have been a useful tool while I was a classroom teacher. I’m exploring ways to use Evernote in my life now.
I’m going to watch very carefully now so I won’t miss seeing the doors which open for me. I hope I’m pleasantly surprised.
What doors have opened for you that have been a pleasant surprise.?
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