The Extremist

April 2017 Edition

Winter or summer?


I took the opportunity to escape to Vail, CO a few weeks ago to do some skiing, and to spend some much needed time with my beautiful girlfriend. She's the skier, I'm the crasher.


In classic bipolar fashion, after just a week at home in Massachusetts, I flew off to Jacksonville, FL. Talk about extremes! One week skiing in single digit temperatures on top of the world, and the next in the warmth of sunny Florida.


I couldn’t help but see the irony of being bipolar and experiencing these two extremes so close to each other. Neither better nor worse than the other, just different experiences.


I am so happy that my career allows me to travel so freely. And to have the freedom to make my own decisions, to have extreme flexibility and to be as creative as I want to be. I made a conscience decision to have my career fit my life, and not the other way around.


And so can you.


Am I a winter or summer person? When I'm in a good mood, I answer "both". When I am in a bad mood, I answer "neither".


Do you have the freedom in your career to answer as you see fit?


Which are you? A summer or winter person?