It’s foggy and wet today in Denver, which is pretty rare. It made everything surreal as I was driving to work today – the world was glistening and misty.

As I drove through downtown, I noticed a homeless man exiting a church, and caught his motions out of the corner of my eye. He crossed himself, and then looked upward. It went by so fast, it was almost a blur, but the vision of him doing that has been burned in my brain forever.

I have been pretty clear on numerous occasions that I am not a fan of organized religion. I don’t care for the propaganda, the fear-mongering, the coercion.

One thing I am a fan of though, is… faith.

I would never begrudge someone else’s faith, and I think it is a miracle when people find faith.

And when I say that, I am taking religion out of faith, and putting it back into our hearts.

The act of believing in something so strongly, without rhyme or reason… well, that is a… miracle.

Today marks Day 1 of my last three days at work. I am walking away from a very successful and very inspirational company to… well, I am not sure what yet. It’s all been swirling around me so quickly that I haven’t been able to sit quietly and… think. I don’t know what I am going to do yet. Or how I am going to do it.

I do know this – when a planner like me makes a huge change like this without a plan, it really does come down to one thing.


Road Blur

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  1. Anonymous

    proud of you. excited for you. thinking of you.

  2. Mary

    I wondered when I saw you were packing up your desk what was going on! Looking forward to watching what you are going to do!

  3. tara


  4. Anonymous

    sniffle sniffle. – m

  5. chloebear

    I am a huge fan of faith, it’s always there for you when you need it.

  6. zenrain

    You can do this 😉

  7. Bethany

    All positive and happy thoughts for you this week, Aimee. Even when change is good, it can be challenging!

  8. Jennifer Doyle

    Excited and hopeful for you, Aimee. I have a lot of *faith* in you.

  9. Sam

    Musings like this remind me of the line by John Lennon: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”

    Plans, shmans. I think it’s great that you’re open to the change. 🙂

  10. Julie Marsh

    You have faith in yourself, and there is in fact both rhyme and reason for that faith in yourself.

    I believe in you, as do so many others, but what’s more important is that *you* believe in you.

  11. Hannah

    Faith is belief in intangible concepts – religion has little to do with it. Taking this leap is evidence of the faith you have in yourself and your family to follow your dreams and priorities. Keep inspiring us Aimee! 🙂

  12. Cheryl

    Wow Aimee, this is kinda HUGE. But I love that you’re inviting faith into the equation. You’ll do great, no matter where you go or what you do, of this *I* have faith. Go get ’em!

  13. Sizzle

    Anyone that knows you knows that you will come out of this on top. You’re just that kind of woman. And I’m proud to know you.


    I am, today, in my third-to-last day with a company I’ve been with for 6 years. Next week, I’m moving away from the friend-family I’ve built over the last decade and moving to where I want to be when(ever) I grow up: With the love of my life, in the place we love best.

    Cheers to new, undefined adventures and the faith/courage to stare down the butterflies! (I think I needed to read this post today…thanks for that.)

  15. Carissa(GoodNCrazy)

    I’m watching… excited to see what’s coming. I TOTALLY have faith in you..

    AND, I love that this post is in the category: Issues. 🙂

    Good Luck my friend.


    I really like this post. I have read it several times. Faith in yourself is a very difficult thing to do over and over again.

    I love your positive spirit.

  17. Slow Panic

    that does take faith. i hope i have the faith to do that someday. best of luck to you!

  18. thebludge

    What a wonderfully exciting time for you!
    I hope you thrive in your passion, and don’t be afraid to ask for help!
    Good luck!

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