According to Wikipedia: “A manifesto is a published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer, be it an individual, group, political party or government. A manifesto usually accepts a previously published opinion or public consensus and/or promotes a new idea with prescriptive notions for carrying out changes the author believes should be made. It often is political or artistic in nature, but may present an individual’s life stance. Manifestos relating to religious belief are generally referred to as creeds.”
As some of you have been aware from reading my blog over the past 4 months, I have been taken out of my natural element of a small town on Vancouver Island, after working at the same place for the past ten years, living in a family unit. On that day 4 months ago, I left my house and my town and my family to move to a bigger city for a temperary posting in Management.
Whether it be the process of hitting an age mile marker, life mile marker or just being taken out of my regular everyday life, I have had some time to do some major reassessing as well as rethinking some of my basic beliefs: whether they be religious, life lessons or general opinions.
After a good deal of solitary soul searching I finally distilled some of these thoughts into my own personal manifesto.
For the next few blog posts – this is what it will be about.