So, what am I doing here? I don’t mean that in a philosophical sense. (We’ll leave that for another day!) What I mean is: “What am I doing here, writing this blog?” (I suppose many bloggers ask themselves this question when they first set about writing.)
I live a fairly simple, reasonably healthy life, and actually make my simple living doing work that I love ~ massage and energy healing, and teaching. As a Licensed Massage Therapist, I teach what I do at Southeastern College, a local career college here in South Florida. For this and other reasons, I consider myself truly blessed. I also enjoy the challenge of writing good prose, and occasional poetry. Put all the pieces together, and I guess I have stories to share about the people I encounter along the way on my personal journey: My students, my clients, my friends, my spiritual mentors, my fellow travelers.
When I first took on my teaching job four years ago, I asked myself what was the purpose of this teaching position (aside from helping keep a decent roof over my head). The answer came quickly during meditation one day: I am there to inspire them. That’s not always easy, but it seems to be happening more often than not.
I’ll still be sending out my occasional newsletter, so the question arises:
What’s the difference between a blog and a newsletter? One difference, I believe, is that, while I may inform and entertain the readers of my newsletters, they are also meant to promote my massage and bodywork practice. This blog, on the other hand, seeks to educate, entertain and inspire. Nothing to sell here ~ other than my musings and tales tall and true… I hope they educate, entertain, and inspire you. Let me know what you think!
~ Peter Fox