February 2014

by Stephen Pasquini on February 22, 2014

As always I write here when it is late and I am trying to find the best way to set my mind at ease.

I have been working all day, editing the PA-Life blog, creating a new virtual learning environment in which to teach online students, and then trying hard to make it all come seemlessly together.

I have struggled here a bit and part of this come with the territory. Part of this comes from knowing that this blogging “hobby” is now going to have to be what we will need to support our family for the rest of the year and into the next.

This is a lot of pressure.

Not to mention where does all this fit into my life?


Google plus is interesting in the fact that it lets you create “circles” of friends. In other words instead of (like Facebook) just putting your friends in one big pool, Google Plus allows you to sort and then message to them based on common interests. As a marketer this can work well. If I write a blog post about getting into PA school, the practicing PA’s I know could care less. If I write an article on Salary negotiation, this may be much better recieved in the later group.

But, the idea of circles really does extend beyond this. We place ourselves in circles everyday. And somewhere along the line we start to let these circles define our lives.

  1. Healtcare Provider
  2. Dad
  3. Husband
  4. Santa Cruz
  5. Homeowner
  6. cat lover
  7. computer geek
  8. surfer
  9. etc. etc. The list goes on and on.

If we live though inside these circles there is very little room for growth.

So after college we stop reading books, working for knowledge and generally growing. We grow old and experienced within our circle but beyond that much is lost.

Is it fear, is it habit is it security. What folds us back?

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– who has written 408 posts on The Pasquini Family Blog.

Hi I’m Stephen and this is the Pasquini Family Blog. This project began as a personal blog in 2005 but I hope that it may grow into a living family history. Life as I have experienced it is so rich with beauty and meaning. There is so much to experience, to feel, taste and touch. I am overwhelmed and in awe of our choices we have every day, in gratitude for what I have been given, in search of meaning.

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