|Getting fitted - |
2 New Suits, 8 Shirts, & 1 Shorts.
Bangkok – Tipei to Vancouver. In 4 hours I’ll be home in
Had 24 hours in Bangkok after an amazing 7 days off Yatch racing in Phuket. Got my 2 new suits fitted & did some shopping for the family.
Enjoyed Chatuchak market. Here's a Link to a video of my stroll through animal section of the market.
Thinking quite a lot about values & how they determine who we are. Just over 2 years ago I discovered a chart of values, and was asked to order those values in my own priority. (I forget where I got this list of values.)
I posted my list in order of priority in "Notes" on my iPhone. Without effort, I would occasionally happen along this list. I probably seen the list about 6 times since developing it on Nov 23, 2013 (It’s date stamped by my freaking smart iphone!)
Since doing this, I found it very helpful in understanding why I am - what I am & why I do what I do. (It helps with the pain!)
My list is below. I encourage you to do the exercise yourself. If you wish - it would be fun to discuss how our lists are similar and different. Lets go for a coffee. Bring it up. I will forget. The list is on my phone … so easy to access at a moments notice.
FYI … as I think about sharing this list – I think the instructions were ‘not to spend too much time thinking about it. Just do what comes to ‘top of mind’. Pretty sure that it was how I did it on Nov 23, 2013 … and I have not made any changes to the list since.
Values Most important to me:
|Fish at Chatuchak Market|
Value I would do the most to avoid having to feel;
I feel that this ‘forced’ 90 day sabbatical combined ‘mid-life crisis’ is a bit of a defining moment in my life. Perhaps a gift.?
Perhaps a bit like being in jail.?
I suppose time may tell.
I’m happy that instead of buying a red sports car, I got Yellow Panniers for my bike. (Besides, I plan to live until 116 years … so I’m not REALLY allowed to have a mid life crisis until I’m 58. Perhaps I’ll get the red sports car then. (However, planning it to be a 40’-55’ Catamaran to be moored at Granville Island, Vancouver.)
The above value exercise is interesting to me.
I doubt much if my values have changed much since before Dad died. (They were formed by the time I was 14 years old – I think.)
Although as I reconsider the above comment, and look at “Rejection” being the Value that I would do the LEAST to avoid having to feel … I doubt if that was the case in my teens and throughout my 20’s.
Realizing the world is a pretty harsh place and “you get what you negotiate … I don’t mind getting rejected these days”.
Note to Younger People (and Older too):
Do this exercise … and post it as a ‘note’ on your phone … and monitor it every few years as a check in. I think it would be a bit like having an annual school photo – but waay better!