I wanted to draw attention to something that has changed recently. I have always had a blog, well it seems that way. Mostly I have had a website that I have tinkered with over and over again going through many iterations. I recently came to the realization that over the years I have written a relatively large collection of materials some of which will never again see the light of day. Why bring this up? Well I have recently been forced to rethink [my entire direction](http://www.aaronblakeley.com/writings/how-to-loose-your-vision/ "How to Loose Your Vision"). It was terrifying and exhilarating all at the same time. It forced me to really define [who I am and what I am doing](http://www.aaronblakeley.com/about/ "About"). It made me stop and ask myself does my job really matter that much or is there something much bigger and meaningful. Am I willing to take everything that I do and love and point it in that direction? So I have been writing. Not just words, ideas, code or stories but relationships. Ones that even if we touch for only a brief moment and then pass by it was all worth it. The ideas, words, stories and code are just part of this expression. ## Does your job really matter? I would say yes and no. You need a job and wherever you work it should matter you to the point of caring deeply for the efforts put there. I would say that what the job affords is what really matters. Human relationships, lives touched, accomplishments though group efforts, these are the value. Sure money and success are huge benefits but in the end what you take to the grave with you is nothing but the lives you touched and the character in which you served them.