For the millennials out there, waking up to find clues with Blue has been part of our routine. It lightens up our critical thinking as we solve the mysteries with Steve and his handy dandy notebook! Fun times, indeed.
But after hosting the show for 6 years, Steve Burns suddenly decided to go and passed the elusive notebook and thinking chair to his brother, Joe Burns (played by Donovan Paton). So what happened back then?
Celebrating 25 Years of Blue Clues
On Blue’s Clues’ 25 anniversary, we are graced with a video greeting by non-other than Steve himself. Watch it below.
So about that time Steve went off to college… #BluesClues25 pic.twitter.com/O8NOM2eRjy
— Nick Jr. (@nickjr) September 7, 2021
What a touching message! The closure we didn’t expect that we needed. And we can pick nuggets of wisdom from Steve for our remote working journey!
Here are 5 things we can learn from Steve’s closure message for our remote working career.
There Might be Sacrifices for our Goals
We all want to get something in life. But sometimes, we need to sacrifice even the good things to make room for the great ones. Steve has a stable career with Blue’ Clues. I mean, it’s not every day that a show lasts for more than 5 years.
But he wanted more out of his life. The show is great exposure. But if it doesn’t align with what you want, it might be time to go.
Similar to remote working! You might be having a stable job right now. But if you want more time for your family or your passion projects, you might need to sacrifice some of that stability to achieve your goals.
Never Too Late for Your Dreams
Steve has worked with Blue Clues for around 6 years. That’s starting from his early 20s! Some people will settle and wouldn’t dream of something greater after. Don’t get me wrong, Blue’s Clues was nominated for a daytime Emmy! So it’s quite a big deal, actually.
But Steve wants to do more. He went into college after quitting. And now, he is an actor, musician, producer, director, and television host. How can you beat that!
Like remote working, it’s a great equalizer. Regardless of your educational background, gender, and age, you are paid with the value you can contribute. It’s never too late for your dreams.
You Don’t Have to Explain Yourself
Some people will not understand your decision. Why will you leave a growing career to start from scratch?
Steve left with a strong running show. And it’s alright. You don’t have to explain yourself to other people. Will they be accountable for your life decisions? Are these naysayers an essential part of your life? If the answer is no, why bother explaining.
The same way for remote working. Not everyone will understand your work-from-home journey. And that’s okay. You don’t have to explain your plans to them. Just let the results speak for themselves.
We Solve Harder Problems When We Are Moving Forward
When Steve said, “Starting out with clues to student loans, jobs, and families.” I felt that.
From something so simple to complex life decisions! And that’s part of growth.
As we move forward in our lives, whether in our careers or other responsibilities, we are faced with challenges that will strengthen our character. Embrace it because it’s essential for success.
Enjoy the Journey
After all has been said and done, no one really knows what the future holds. Steve didn’t know what would happen after quitting a lucrative career. But looking back, I don’t think he has regrets.
You might be going through tough times right now. But there will be a time where you will just look back and know that it’s necessary to fight through it.
Let’s all enjoy the journey.
What did you learn from Steve’s closure message? Did you watch Blue’s Clues while growing up? Comment down below for your thoughts! Cheers!