Returning to Form

Returning to Form
One of my favorite things about having a blog space is that it can serve as a reminder to me. In today’s case, it’s serving as a reminder to stay on track for my yearly goals. 2017 is already 1/3 finished, and while I’m nailing some of my goals, some have fallen to the wayside. ...

A Little Stoicism Every Morning

25. January 2017 Learning, Thoughts 0
A Little Stoicism Every Morning
This year I’m reading a book by Ryan Holiday, called The Daily Stoic. The way it works is every morning, you read one page and really digest its message. I liked the idea so I’ve been giving it a go this year.  It’s the second book I’ve read by Holiday. The Obstacle is the Way ...

Becoming an American

23. January 2017 Thoughts 0
Becoming an American
Last Friday, I became a US citizen. Yes, coincidentally, it was the same day that Donald Trump was sworn in as President – January 20th, 2017. I was one of the last people who became a citizen under President Obama’s tenure. It was the culmination of over a decade of work, started by my parents ...

Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day Has Passed

21. January 2017 Thoughts 0
Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day Has Passed
January 17th. That’s annual “Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day.” It’s the day many people decide to stop bettering themselves and go back to the status quo. Not me. I’m reinvigorated. I wanted to run a mile every day, and I’m upping the ante. I’m going further and walking after. I’m meditating daily. I’m adding more time ...

Oscars 2017 Watch List

19. January 2017 Thoughts 0
Oscars 2017 Watch List
I like movies. Everyone in my family does. So before the Oscars each year, I try to watch a majority of the nominees. This year’s nominees haven’t been selected yet, but there’s always an inclination as to what will be up for an award. Here are eleven movies I’m trying to see before the event ...

Randomness Volume 1

19. January 2017 Thoughts 0
Randomness Volume 1
Some stuff going on with me: -For the last 40 days, I’ve been in Vancouver, Colorado, and Edmonton. Today, though, I made the trek back to Fort Lauderdale. It’s good to be back. -I’m officially swearing in to become a US citizen on Friday, the same day Donald Trump is set to become the 45th ...

2 Short Poems and 1 Long Quote I Love

12. January 2017 Thoughts 0
2 Short Poems and 1 Long Quote I Love
I’m no poet. I did take an Introduction to Poetry course in university, however. So that should be enough to help me figure out the kind of poetry that I like. It turns out, I like inspirational stuff. I recently discovered these two poems, both which have a similar vibe. One of them I found ...

Thoughts on Fort Lauderdale

07. January 2017 Thoughts 0
Thoughts on Fort Lauderdale
Yesterday, my home airport was attacked. A young man walked into the baggage claim area at FLL and started shooting people.  It’s always awful to see these attacks on TV, but I have to admit – it feels more intense when the attack is close to home.  My business partner and I fly in and ...

The Best Books I Read in 2016

The Best Books I Read in 2016
This past year, I read 27 books. That’s quite a few more than I read in 2015, but honestly, I didn’t find as many that I loved in 2016. Last year, I wrote about 7 books that I loved, this year, I narrowed it down to 5. Historical non-fiction, self-help, science, biography, and business make ...

Personal Goals for 2017

Personal Goals for 2017
This year, I decided to break up my goals. I’m focusing heavily on improving my health in 2017, as I’m getting closer to the age of 30 and would like to feel good about where I stand on that front. You can see my health goals for the year here.   I also thought it ...