Weekly Reflection : 07/07/2018

‘Sup, earth.

Aaaaaand, we now live in the month of July, having officially crossed the halfway mark of 2018. Seriously, how in the world is live passing this quickly? I understand it has to do with relativity and the fact that as we get older each year is a smaller percentage of our lives; ergo, they seem to pass by far more quickly even though time itself has been constant.

But this science doesn’t always help. It just means that next year is going to go even faster, and I have too much I’m still trying to do.

I feel like I need a freeze-ray, for time: The TimeFreezer. There’s a movie I can pitch.

1). The Week in Brief ” I Need to Make a Confession” This week was up-and-down, but I cannot complain too much. The bulk of the hardship was internal and self-inflicted. Life overall was manageable and good from all objective standards. So, if you’ve been visiting the blog for a minute, you know that I’ve been doing a lot of personal assessment and therapy over the last nine months or so. I’ve been trying to determine a lot of my weaknesses, faults, strengths, and get an overall sense of how to live a better life for the benefit of myself, my family, and ultimately and most importantly, for the kingdom of heaven. Let’s be honest, I have not been great at at my pursuit. I have to admit that I have not approached it with the amount of diligence I probably should have. I’ve been moving about things with a lack of focus. I could be dedicating more time each and every day to not only maintaining good habits but spending time in focused thought regarding my past, present, and future, in hopes of understanding them and being more benefit to the world. I’ve been toying with some ideas, and I have a pretty set goal of end of July for completing the Self-Authoring program co-developed by Jordan Peterson as well as finishing his book, 12 Rules for Life and really nailing down a next step as far as my career is concerned. One of the things that is going to help me in doing so is finalizing a mission statement for my life. This has been something rolling around in my mind for a while, and I believe that now is the season for me to lock it down and get it written. Here’s hoping I have something to share next week.


2). More Hope and Happenings

I’m going to add some writing to my morning routine Mondays through Saturdays starting this Monday. I think I am going to force myself to write for three minutes and just get all of the noise out of my head. It’s a free associative technique that I know others recommend, and I think it will be a very good part of what I’m already doing in the mornings.

This week I Have over 50 items up on eBay. I had a really strong run this last week. I’ve already sold over 10 items, and I am reaffirming my confidence in understanding the market and engaging it in order to make some good coin online. I think that SEPTEMBER is going to be a liquidation month, but for now I am going to rock mainly individual items at some great prices.

Also of note, I was able to spend some time listening to the Black Panther soundtrack [Edited version of course] while driving back from the airport after dropping my father-in-law there for his flight. I find a few things as relaxing and pleasurable as coasting with the windows rolled down to good music. It is a stunning joy.

3). Happy Landon!

I love my son. That’s all there is to it this week. I love my boy.

4). Recommended Media

Interesting thoughts from Desiring God on How to read the Bible 

This interesting breakdown of Hayden Christensen’s performance as Anakin Skywalker in the prequels.

And the first video I’ve seen from Tim Ferris, on content creation.

And weekly insights from Jordan Peterson in an interesting interview with Camille Paglia.

#onthedaily recap

This week, I was Grateful for the beauty of Jesus Christ, kisses from my wife, the chirping of birds at dawn, a manageable week at work, grace given to me and mercy others have shown, and another day of life !!!

This week, I was Focused on being kind by minding my words and body language, being grateful for my job, finding positive things on which to focus, being grateful, giving grace and mercy to others, and being positive about relationships ! !!!

This week, I refused to Worry about financial uncertainties, money, the cost of unexpected but necessary repairs, problems I do not yet know how to solve , things at my office that I have no power to solve , and the difficulty of self-examination!! !

COLLECTIBLE OF WEEK : PAPO MUTANT ALLIGATOR WARRIOR. So, I got this 4″ warrior and the Rhino beneath while my wife and I were on an anniversary trip in San Diego. We stumbled on a boutique toy store in the Hotel Coronado, and despite full access to the internet, I had never seen these figures. They were a discovery similar to when a child enters into a toy store and happens upon figures he has never before seen or imagined might have existed. They were far more expensive than I would have normally paid, but look at them—the price is in the details. I had nothing else like them in my collection at the time, and they looked legit. I figured if nothing else, they would be cool add-ons to a Narnia or Lego Display. I think that Jamie ultimately had to convince me to aget them both, and I am really quite glad she did!

COLLECTIBLE OF WEEK : PAPO MUTANT RHINO WARRIOR. See above for details on origin. Strange thing I never considered until typing this: this rhino and that gator would have been terrifying to encounter in their own right in nature, buck naked…thinking about them in armored form kinda gives them a whole new level intimidation. They are actually scarier more than they are cool, now. Huh.