Thinking About the Future

I’m always thinking about the future.  This morning particularly for some reason…  I woke up at 4am with it on my mind this morning really heavily.

Canopy of Shadow

Whether it’s what’s next in lighting or what I’m going to do next with my day, it’s always on my mind.  We as humans have an inane need to find comfort in the similar and familiar, sometimes at a price of our happiness.  I’ve always enjoyed the journey, whether it be alone or with a companion, but the journey is the spice of life.  When you stop wanting to see what’s out there, or you stop wanting to discover new things, I think you’ve missed the point of life.  Things rock right now, and frankly I only see them getting better.  I am always looking to see what I can do to better the industry that has made me what I am today.

Let me ask this — are you involved in bettering the Lighting industries?  I work for a company that gives a shit, and it’s pretty f*cking cool.  It’s a first, as far as I am concerned, for me at least.  I am involved in things that literally change lives.  The more I work and the harder things get for the industry, the more I realize that we as an industry have to reach out and do our own outreach.  Redundant terms?  Maybe.  Absolutely important?  Absolutely.

I’ve traveled to and lived in some quite spectacular places in my travels.  I’ve seen some really amazing stuff, some really scary stuff, and some stuff that would make any human question what and how they were living.  I’m always interested to see what comes next.  For some, the future is a grind; it’s unknown and scary.  For me, I say bring it right the f*ck on.

Have a good day everyone, go out there and just own today.  If you want to leave a comment, I welcome it, and if not, may the sunshine be on your shoulders as you head into the future.

Jim

A Quick Note about “Personal JimOnLight.com” – My Contribution to Your Sanity

I write about a lot of topics on JimOnLight.com – some of them have to do with my personal life, for example, my recent rotator cuff surgery.  Sometimes I ramble on the site (actually I do that a lot!), both on topic about lighting and off-topic about my life as a lighting designer, professor, writer, and general busy dude.  I do try to keep the personal rammle-jammle down to a trickle, but sometimes I feel I just have to

I’ve been trying to tag the posts where I ramble about my personal life or personal career with the words “Personal JimOnLight.com” in the title – this way if you’re a dedicated JimOnLight.com reader and don’t care to read my personal posts, you can filter them out in your RSS reader!

On a personal tip – my shoulder surgery went well – the surgeon said that he went in and cleaned up my shoulder joint to promote healing.  Anything’s better than daily pain, that’s for damned sure!

I hope everyone is having a great Saturday!