As a teenager looking forward to graduating high school and making my own way in the world I was afraid to pursue my own interests. At the time I thought that if I tried to make a career out of what I loved, what I loved would become “work” and the joy would be lost, so I avoided it. I thought it would be better to have a day job that I was indifferent to and spend my free time doing the things I really wanted to.
A conversation with my brother-in-law some 25 years ago helped me change my perception and I eventually understood how doing what I love can bring meaning to so many other people’s lives.
My brother-in-law’s name is Tom Foughty and he has Alzheimer’s.
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