I need not think if it’s the right thing for me. The job, the degree. No one owes me a great life. I only need to do things—any thing for that matter—well enough to be worth doing.
I made myself a nice gift: tidying up and slowing down. Hard to do both together, but worth the try to be mindful with each task. Every dust wiped becomes a victory.
Always admired the calmest of nerves
So I’ll take you this time with a better go
A bus ride to wherever you want
We’ll make it without serious pocket holes
Only experiences we once dreamed of
Get our bikes in the sun
Get the most of the sunshine
Race our lives
And do it forever
Say hi to sleepy drivers passing by
Listen to music ’til we’re never done
Cook incredible stuff
And play with our hands
Make shows in the open
Make friends as we come and go
Write songs we always wanted written
Tell lyrics only we sing best
Run out of gas
And it’s okay
Make the grass our blanket
It didn’t take too long
How do you establish a firm habit to wake up earlier when you just love sleeping?
I snooze at the firsts and the seconds. Aside from hiding one’s phone in the most inconvenient place, I figured I will only really wake up earlier if…
I establish a consistent bed time
I’m tied to a strict deadline
I have a strong reason that doesn’t just fade in a day
I constantly start with the end in mind: Imagine myself in the peak of my dreams.
I remind myself of the many things I could have done before the day has even started.
So I’m making you, my blog, my additional accountability partner.
Look at yourself in the mirror.
Are you content with what you are and with what you do everyday?
Could you be doing more not in terms of quantity, but quality?
Fast forward a year from now, how would your life be if you start doing the thing you love? Or just start doing the thing you’re likely to love?
What would it feel like?
Your sadness, your frustrations, mold them into material. Turn them to funny stories or those that move people to share.
Turn them to fascinations. It will lead you to amazing places you’d never experience otherwise.
Form your tribe. They will be people whose support you’ll need.
Turn each day to small milestones until the day your epitaph only speaks of dreams realized.
Keep moving and accelerate your pace. The wait will be long and so is your persistence.
There are shortcuts as there are techniques. Still, there’s emotional labor to fill. Musings that will only shine with depth.
There will be more reasons to give up than there is to move forward. Feel the resistance. But go in anyway.
I’ll take you on my bike
Show you the world
Wear the flats out
Conquer the peak
With all our guts
We’ll sweat like never before
Lungs heaving for more
You’ll show me places
You said you’d never visit
Throw stones that always sink
Shriek from random rustling
Laugh hard because we’re famished
Drink last and never be thirsty