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CreativeMornings Fargo: End
8-10 a.m. Friday, July 26
“The secret about ‘the end’ is that it actually contains countless possibilities.”
July’s theme is #CMend! Come explore the many ways we can view, observe, and understand this month’s topic with Funeral Director Alex Rydell.
Register for your FREE ticket on Monday, July 22nd at 10am here: https://creativemornings.com/cities/far
Alex Rydell is a kind-spirited, multi-talented Funeral Director who has been serving families and finding ways to creatively honor their loved ones since 2007. He is part of the incredible team at Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home in Fargo. Alex believes in the positive impact of coming together as a community when someone passes away, and is grateful to be a gentle guide during a tender time for others.
He graduated from Fargo North High School in 2002. After briefly pursuing a music degree at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, he found his true calling was in the funeral profession. He spent the next two years at the University of North Dakota after which he entered the University of Minnesota – TC Program of Mortuary Science. He graduated from UMN in May 2007 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mortuary Science. Alex’s love for music is still prominent in his life. He plays fiddle in the local Irish band Poitin (pah-CHEEN), is an active musician at First Lutheran Church and often lends his musical talents during funeral and celebration of life services.
Ends are unique opportunities in disguise. They allow us to make meaning out of our past relationships, experiences, projects, and seasons in life.
On the other hand, beginnings are romanticized and energize us to envision all the impressive things we will do. Headlines celebrate the latest rising startup or ‘it’ destinations travelers must see.
But reaching the end of something can also carry meaningful joy. Author Wes Moore once talked about the difference between our jobs and our work. Moore said, “Your goal should never be to start something. Your goal should be to end things.”
When we truly fulfill an ending, it reflects growth and real change. We can create projects to end loneliness, walk away from empty relationships, change habits, or choose a different career trajectory.
The secret about ‘the end’ is that it actually contains countless possibilities.
Our Rio de Janeiro chapter chose this month’s exploration of End and Isadora Zeferino illustrated the theme.
CreativeMornings is a free breakfast lecture series made possible by global and local sponsors including MailChimp, Adobe, WordPress, The Arts Partnership, Livewire, J. Alan Paul Photography, Unglued, Cereal, Sugarplum Bakery, Bush Foundation, Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Council, Office Sign Company, and Stumbeano’s!