Looking back on those choices and reflecting on them inspires me. I am ready to make more of them. It doesn't mean that I will quit my job cold turkey (which i've done before). Or sell all of my things (which I have also done before). But I will learn to make more choices that don't have to be so black and white. Just some adventure with a little bit of logic. I wrote the poem below while quite hungover and with little sleep. Another decision that I had to jump out of my daily norm to do. And it is one of my favorites that I have ever written :)Read More
I recently started watching the show Girls after it was recommended to me. These “semi-reality shows” that depict female lives was something I swore off for the past six months after being somewhat of a Sex and the City addict. I used to repeat the episodes over and over again.Read More
Let me repeat that: if you get 6 hours of sleep per night for two weeks straight, your mental and physical performance declines to the same level as if you had stayed awake for 48 hours straight.Read More
The times when I feel closest to conquering my insecurities is when I don't give a flying f*** about what anyone else thinks. And my actions come from a place of sincere love and egoless intention.
I invite you to this mentality today in something that you do. Own what you're doing and why you're doing it. But make sure it is coming from a good place of love. And if the person you are with doesn't understand, I would second guess them.
As this new year starts. And you make your resolutions. To lose 10 lbs. To stop drinking wine every night. To sign up for a half marathon. Move to Colorado. Stop stressing out. Stop living your life in fear. Think about the promise you are making to yourself. Or maybe to others, if they are involved.
Don't break it. You will have to live with it. Even if it doesn't seem that serious. It's contagious.
Don't cheat on yourself. On someone. Or on whatever you do. You're not a hero, even if you win. Or if no one finds out. You know. Be a man.Read More
It turns me on. It makes me hungry. It sets me off on a rocket.
Do whatever it takes. Even if you're scrawny on other people's terms. Not a size 0. Weak compared to the person next to you. Exercise triggers something in me to be great.Read More
Don't give up on the tasks in life that are hard. The results you want to see. The message you want to give. The mountain you want to climb. Will it be hard? Probably. Will it take a lot of time? Probably. But that's what makes it worth it.Read More
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will allow my fear to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone I will turn my inner eye to see its path. And where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain." (From Frank Herbert's Dune)Read More
Read MoreWhy am I doing this?To be honest, I'm sick of being comfortable. I need a little push. My comfort zone is a place where I don't like staying for very long. It can be a blessing and a curse because I tend to get very antsy. But in this case, it is a blessing. Stepping out of the safe place, where you tend to stay stagnant, will help you grow. And make you feel alive.In 2012, I moved to Tahiti with the hopes of traveling around the world. THAT was out of my comfort zone. And as difficult as it was at the time, as anxious as I felt for a long time before and during the trip, for fear of the unknown, I look back on that trip with extreme fondness. I am thankful for taking that leap. There I felt alive. This small challenge is another way to keep the flame going.