I haven’t always believed astounding as an achievable or excellent idea, but I’ve changed my mind.
I’ve come around now, decidedly defining the rules of my own engagement.
Because. Astounding is interpretive and discretional.
Its significance does not require recognition from anyone; nor does it require anyone else’s amazement.
It just has to be surprisingly impressive or notable – for me: astounding.
My recent round of astounding wasn’t well imagined, thought-through or out, or carefully planned. It just happened.
One thing leads to another. Tumbling into opportunities guaranteed to make sure my pulse is still there, reinforces I’ve got something to offer, and that I’ve somewhat still got “it.”
One was curiosity, pursued with no concrete intention. I just happened to be waving my catcher’s mitt, and someone happened to noticed.
I got caught up. Happily. Then, I got caught up again.
Apparently, opportunities do abound, if you know where to look for them; or, more accurately, if they know where to look for you. The next was a click-point that lured me in, dancing dangerously close to skitterish stomach rolls.
Then, one more time, close to overbooking with a third, I managed to commit only interest. I’m keeping my pencil poised over that one; to see how the story develops.
I present to you my newly astounding:
Requesting and accepting the volunteer position of Marketing Manager at One Brick Ann Arbor.
Joining and participating in a Dance Walking of Ann Arbor event.
Following and becoming an interested member of WordPress Ann Arbor.
I’ve been busy writing and sending press releases for One Brick.
I’ve danced my way up and down South Liberty on a sunny Saturday morning.
I’ve been jotting down WordPress events, planning to participate on less hectic weeks.
Responsibility, exercise and education; I’m feeling well-rounded.
Quote for the Week:
If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.- Thomas Edison
Enjoy this week’s discovery links:
One Brick Ann Arbor: http://www.meetup.com/One-Brick-Ann-Arbor/
Dance Walking in Ann Arbor: http://www.meetup.com/Dance-Walking-in-Ann-Arbor/
(Walk-Dancing; redefined. Observing a moment of my own reflection in a restaurant window, I was very much caught off guard by my own heavy-metal scowling, “Thriller” meets speed-walking, accentuated with arm-pumping enthusiasm. If you visit the site, you can see me in action.) J
82 Astounding Facts about Cats: http://www.buzzfeed.com/chelseamarshall/meows