Life is distraction. For better or worse, we spend our days focusing on one thing or another. One could say we experience gravitational distortions, and our choices are the thrusters of a hypothetical starship, guiding us to the star system we want to be. Tell me you haven’t experienced time dilation akin to orbiting a nearby black hole…15 minutes on Wikipedia suddenly became 3 hours! And don’t get me started on Pinterest.
This year has gone by with the rapidity of a time dilation, but in a good way! We’ve made incredible progress with new clients, developing old relationships, and growing others still more. In the summer, an idea for an off-beat industry blog formed, and only a few weeks later, the Credit Union Geek was born! What began as a side-hobby has become a primary focus, with agreements for outside publication beginning in the new year. I couldn’t be more excited by the response and look forward to contributing what I can in 2015. Technological change is not some ethereal idea, but the here and now. More than ever before, banking decisions are made on availability of options not in existence 5 years ago. Let’s brave this new world together for the benefit of your institutions, members, and overall financial literacy.
Ok, you got me. There’s not much of a lesson in this post. Sure, an end of year sendoff is always welcomed, but I really just wanted an excuse to talk about Interstellar. As a lifelong astronomy buff and sci-fi fanatic, this film is the most accurate depiction of bizarre physical phenomena ever portrayed. Plus, it was just so much fun to experience! See how our nation’s pre-eminent astrophysicist (and king science geek with the coolest ties) explains it.
I wish you all a safe, joyous, and loving holiday season. I’d like to leave you with a quote from that film:
“I want to know where we are…where we’re going.” – Cooper, Interstellar
Image is an artist representation of Voyager I spacecraft, JPL/NASA, traveling into interstellar space.