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Am I a relic for being at a place for ten years?

Am I a relic for being at a place for ten years?

I woke up today having passed the ten year mark at my agency of work. I rose steadily throughout the ranks to the point where I am now Vice President. Ostensibly, I run the organization and my input is highly valued. I will not continue with that line of thought. I want to focus for a second on me. In the grand scheme of things, does ten years make me a relic?

 

For many people, ten years would signal a passage into “relic-doom”. I have stayed up to date and continue to be innovative despite challenging barriers. I still have my wit, smarts and sharp tongue. Most importantly, I still have integrity. Many people lose that along the way as they get comfortable with the passage of time. Some adhere to the feeling and thought of “thats how it has always been”. Luckily, I have yet to subscribe to that line of thinking. However, I am tired. Ten years with the same craziness, problems and self-perpetrated fires from five years ago is a bit jarring. Another ten years of that would be unhealthy, to say the least.

Roman relic

Roman relic

I look at the photos I took in Italy and Japan of old relics. They have withstood the test of time, the environmental elements and being stepped on by millions. They are layered and complex. When you view them today, that view is different from what it would have been 100 years ago and how it will look 100 years from now. The base is stable in that the architecture is solid and won’t necessarily grow but yet its placement in society changes.

 

 

myself as a tiled relic

myself as a tiled relic

Am I a relic? No, I am not. Change is always welcomed and change will come.

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  1. Our skin changes every year, so we are not the same physical specimen that existed previously
    Our minds are constantly receiving, cataloging and transmitting data, so it is hardly static.
    Our body traverses our brain throughout the jungle, so it is constantly moving.
    10 years in the same spot is Very un-likely.B

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  2. Nah, Mimi, you’re certainly not an old relic – not by a long shot. Now, take me, for instance. Well never mind about that! Ha. Speaking of staying in one place for too long – not work but in the same house. When I moved to Hicksville LI in 1971, I figured we’d live there about 10 years, and then move somewhere else. Where? Well, at the time I thought 10 years sounded about right. We ended up staying in that house for 19 years! The longest I ever stayed in one place. From there, we moved to FL.

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      • Not really. I was never emotionally attached to any house I lived in up to that point. Can’t say that for a couple of homes I’ve had after that, including my present home. My reason for leaving was an important decision on a couple of fronts, and the result of moving to FL turned out to be a positive one.

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