Doing nothing is still harder than doing something
Trip Start Jun 30, 2008
80Trip End Dec 31, 2009
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Personally I don't like work when it is work and I especially don't like doing nothing. The world is changing faster than most of us realize. The world we left last June is a far different world than we have today. I just have to look at my own little world with Sabrina at 13 mature enough to handle most of what life throws her way. Then I wonder what life will be like when we return and plan for how best to reintegrate into home, work and friends given what we have learned travelling. We now have this Swine Flu, still reeling from the banking crisis that was started by the housing crisis that resulted from our over spending and indulging in more than we should have been. In essence, we (collectively) have been caught with our fingers in the 'cookie jar' taking more than our share and 'mamma' has slapped our hand so hard that it is still tingling.
Maybe it has to do with time zones or something but even with a business degree and years of experience I can't for the life of me figure out how just a few months ago US banks were broke and a crisis was at hand then after the government 'bailed them billions of dollars' now report this month that they earned billions of dollars again in profits. I don't know about you but stuff like this scares me. I gave up believing in the tooth fairy and Santa Clause some time ago but am beginning to think that may have been premature. I keep hoping that when I go to bed I will wake up and everything will make more sense in the morning..........
This week I focused on looking at different opportunities for business here in China. I have been working with Joe from Canada (Do you know him? eh? ). Janice has been looking at what she wants to do when she returns while at the same time pouring her efforts into teaching our children, teaching English, learning Chinese and experiencing as much of China as we can. We attended our first ever China based bible study and I visited the famous Bar Street in Gombei with some new friends. Janice and Sabrina have been attending fitness classes in the evenings.
We know our time is limited here and most likely will not figure everything out so when in doubt we go do something fun as a family. It's these times that help me not focus on what is happening around the world so much and more on what is happening right in front of me. I realize every time what a wonderful experience we are having when I see and hear our children having fun. My favourite sound in the entire world is the laughter of our own children.
We had lots of laughs while visiting The Lost City (Water City). "It is a large-size water park, composing of ten parts: the waterfall, the man-made wave pool, the torrent river, the drifting river and the children's pool. It functions as a summer resort and an amusement park. Imitations of the wonders of ancient civilizations function as the background of the park." We also got our first sun burns of the year!!
Work is Work and doing nothing is still harder than doing something.