“Give up on yourself. Begin taking action now, while being neurotic or imperfect, or a procrastinator, or unhealthy, or lazy, or any other label by which you inaccurately describe yourself. Go ahead and be the best imperfect person you can be and get started on those things you want to accomplish before you die.”
– Shoma Morita
“At times of change, the learners are the ones who will inherit the world, while the knowers will be beautifully prepared for a world which no longer exists.”
Alex has started walking! It seems like only yesterday that Alex was crawling around helplessly. It amazes (and scares me a little) to see him hit these milestones so quickly.
Keep going little man. You’re making your daddy really proud.
One year ago today, I was in a hospital room with my wife, Jo. She was a few hours into her 17 hour labor that would result in the birth of my most favorite person in the world: My son, Alex. Now, I Have a One Year Old. Moments after his birth I felt a string of emotions that never thought existed. The way I saw the world changed the second I laid eyes on him. I felt nothing but joy and gratitude.
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about moving. Not just to down the street or over to the next city, but quite literally moving from one state to another. A fresh start.
The video below has got me wondering that maybe it’s not a physical change I seek, but a change in mind. I started thinking of all the boxes and clutter I have around the house. I have so many books and shoe boxes in storage collecting dust.
I find that as much as I buy things, as much as I keep things around; I’m never truly happy. Only when I choose to not focus on those things and have only my wife and son around do I find peace. Only then do I feel whole. Away from all the silly stuff that keeps me consistently distracted from what matters most to me. Continue reading Less stuff, more happiness