with Avi Spivack
Hi, I'm Avi, and I try to put the work and the dad together, with mild success. This is all about trying to give you a view from what it looks like on the dad-man's side of the world, and I hope you find my ruminations humorous because I try not to take myself too seriously.
So with all of this “time off” that I’ve had to reflect on my life, I’ve begun to wonder if I’m still chasing all the things that I wanted, way back when.
I dabbled in the “announcing” of sports, my first try being the starting lineup of my high school varisty basketball team, whose names I thoroughly butchered. (So much for becoming the next Bob Costas). I did become the beat reporter for the women’s basketball team at my prestigious D-3 college (and they were 0-21 in my freshman year).
But those dreams have faded (just like my lame idea to become a comparative literature professor - ha!), or the next film editor for The New Yorker.
Then I thought becoming a teacher would be grand, expanding the minds of the young, shaping them to love Shakespeare and Henry James…foolish.
So do I really LOVE what I do now, a cross between technology and marketing? Do I wake up every morning with a zest for life, knowing that I am making a difference in the world?
Of course not.
But I am challenged and learning, helping businesses grow, and working with new technologies - cool, but not life-affirming, and certainly nowhere near where I thought I’d be.
I would say, then, that I am lucky to have the right genes to be happy enough where I am, still with many interests, even if my boyhood dreams did not come true.
What about YOU?
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