Best Quick Reads: January 2017

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Best Quick Reads: January 2017
This month I decided to save every article that I really enjoyed in an Evernote notebook. I’ve re-read each of these several times, and I think you’ll like them, too. If you only have time to read one, make it #5. Best thing I’ve read in a long time. 1. Identify With Nothing – Medium 2. ...

A Little Stoicism Every Morning

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

Run One Mile Every Day

Run One Mile Every Day
This past week, I ran. I ran one mile, every day, for seven days in a row. I know what you’re thinking: that’s nothing. A lot of people run seven miles every day. I’m not one of them. For me, running is no fun. It’s boring, it’s uncomfortable, it’s tiring – so I had to ...

Hiking at Garibaldi Provincial Park

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Hiking at Garibaldi Provincial Park
On August 23rd of 2015, my girlfriend Amanda convinced me to hike up to Garibaldi, which is located a couple of hours from Vancouver. It’s about a 20km round trip hike, and I figured I would enjoy the challenge. Now that it’s all said and done, I definitely enjoyed it. At the time though, it ...

2 Short Poems and 1 Long Quote I Love

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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 ...

Write One Blog Post Every Day

Write One Blog Post Every Day
This past week, I decided to write one blog post every day as a challenge to myself. I’ve actually managed to keep up the habit for a few extra days. Here’s a look at the blogs: January 3: Year of Action: Health Goals for 2017 January 3: Personal Goals for 2017 January 4: Key West ...