August 22, 2006

Breaking Out Of Prison

When you come into (or more accurately, are brought into) the booking room at the Orange County Sheriff's Department, there is a prominent sign in front of the administrative officer's desk. It reads...

"THIS IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE."

Sometimes it takes a big, shocking event to catalyze positive change. It is usually uncomfortable and almost always full of unknown outcomes. Fear and uncertainty will abound. All that apprehension does not mean change should be avoided, because until change comes, the problem will still exist - whether it is locked securely in the closet or is traipsing unyieldingly around the office.

Of course, winding up in the Orange County Sheriff's Department may be too big of a change....