It’s been a while. Three years, maybe three and a half. This was probably my favorite city for my job of all. And it all has to do with the Sandias.
When I worked for “that” company, I flew to California, Portland, Arizona, New Mexico, the Carolina’s, Seattle, and Southern Texas. And I loved my job. It required a great bit of driving and that I never minded. For most of my photos were taken from the drivers side window.
One of my assignments was from this ridge just over Albuquerque in Rio Rancho. Sometimes I took my lunch and walked across the street and sat on a park bench situated on the other side of a gate where the trail started–a jogging trail I suppose. I just liked looking at the mountains and remembering, dreaming, listening, sipping on my ice tea in the warm sunshine. It was my own world and everything else in this busy life carried on without me.
If you are not careful, work can consume you. It is sad really that so many focus 12-14 hours of their day on their job and don’t realize how fast it passes and all that is missed out on. I am an expert on the matter. Papers, forms, and regulations will be on my desk when I get back. Attitudes and decisions can be adjusted without me.
I saw this quote somewhere on the world wide web and haven’t a clue who wrote it:
“ Don’t get so busy making a living that you….forget to make a life”.