Monday, April 11, 2011

Day 101 - I is for Inclusive

Inclusive: broad in orientation or scope - Merriam Webster

My "i" word for today is inclusive as I've a few different "i" words I'd like to share with you. They range a broad scope of emotions and feelings for today and include, but are not limited to:

Ice - as in, Lynn is icing her shoulder today as she has no idea (another "i" word!) what she did to cause it pain. I'm not sure how returning to the gym and only using the elliptical and treadmill traumatize a shoulder. Go figure.

Icky - things I find icky? Laundry. Soggy spinach. Bugs. Gloomy days. The forty hour work week - who invented it anyways?

Idiot - I encounter quite a few idiots per day in traffic. I don't understand why I get honked at in rush hour traffic to go faster when there is a car less then 5 feet in front of me. I have no where to go people. Honking your horn at me, then aggressively pulling into the other lane along side of me to yell at me and make ridiculous gestures leads me to believe you are impaired (another "i"!) in some manner. Believing I will drive my car directly over the car in front of me qualifies you for an idiot award. (Maybe the inventor of the 40 hour work week should be in this category.)

But my favorite "i" word of the day is...

Inspired - Today I read a post from the blog "Pick Which Light" and was fascinated and inspired to keep doing what it is I do. Bethany's post included the words, "I think that if your job doesn't move you deep in your heart, you should at least get a hobby that does. Please. The world needs you at your most passionate." I've never heard anyone say anything like this. Rather, what I hear around the office is that my talents could be better used somewhere else and that someone with my energy and passion doesn't belong trapped in a cubicle. While I take these comments as a great compliment, the thing is, I don't know what it is I really want to do. So until I can figure out how to blend my passions and talents into one job and better yet, go out and find that job, I will continue working on my "hobbies". I will continue to be inspired, and hopefully inspire others by raising money for charities, drawing, creating, blogging, training dogs, volunteering, taking classes, and finding events to participate in with boundless, and contagious passion. Thank you Bethany!


  1. Hi! I've just found your blog on the A to Z challenge and it is very inspiring. I'm looking forward to future posts!

  2. Thanks for the mention, Lynn! I'm still working my way out of a cubicle too. We'll get there someday :)