Although it was a bit overcast today here in Maryland, it would a great day to go sailing. I haven’t been too many times, but when I do go sailing, especially on the Chesapeake Bay, I realize how much I love to be around water. There’s something about the immensity of what’s right underneath the hull of the boat. I’m reminded of the saying, you’re a little fish in a big pond. I’m pretty sure you get the message.
On the flip side, there’s something exhilarating about being on the water, especially in a sailboat. There’s a lot of work that goes into sailing, and I’m always impressed with those that have the skill to do it. I enjoy watching them, and I try to stay out of the way, helping where I can. Heck, they seem to know what they’re doing, why interfere? Anyway, it’s a lot of fun.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve interviewed a bunch of people for an open position in my office. There are so many qualified folks out there right now, its been a bit overwhelming. But we’ve narrowed it down to just a couple of folks, and my staff and I could work well with any of them. When it’s all said and done, it has to come down to instinct. Who will do the best job? Who will reach the most people? I think I know who that person is, but I still have to put it to prayer. These are important days, and there are great needs. This new person will be responsible for a lot. That being said, we are all ready for a fresh start. Excitement is in the air.
In a lot of ways, hiring someone is a lot like asking them to come sailing with you. You’ve invited them onto your boat, adding weight and taking up space. They might prove to be a great help, or they might end up being in the way. First, you have to show them the ropes (an old nautical phrase?), and then let them loose and become part of the team.
I almost always find that people work out after a little trial and error. They turn out to be a great help, rarely getting in the way. It’s generally a lot of work on everyone’s part, but nearly always worth the effort. I love new beginnings. They help us dream, knowing that better days lie ahead. I can’t wait.
Thanks to some input from one of my faithful readers, I’m going to be making some updates to this blog over Memorial Day weekend. I’m still sailing in uncharted territory for me, and there’s a lot to navigating around (nice, all these sailing images :)). Basically, I’m hoping to clean things up a bit, add a lot of new recipes, and make everything easier to find. I hope you’ll like what you see. Thanks to my newest subscriber. It’s about time…