There’s a certain satisfaction a man gets from getting work done, especially when it’s for his own business. For those unaware, in addition to my 9-5, I buy and sell collectibles, mainly via eBay, in order to provide our family with that extra little bit of cash to eat-out, give gifts, and buy the odd treat or two (or usually pay those inevitable, unexpected expenses). I’ve been doing this actively and intentionally now since 2016, and it affords us just enough cream on the top for our having some air to breath financially and still allow the wife to stay home with our son. No doubt it’s a fair amount of work, but it’s satisfying. And some stuff I keep for my personal collection…cause, you know, it’s fun.Learn More
So it’s been about four months since my last post. Seems silly to bother with a new one, but I can be a silly dude sometimes. Comes with the territory of being me.
As a mental health exercise in 2018, I’m going to be some weekly debriefs regarding thoughts on the prior week. I’ve been realizing that intentionality and perspective are a large part of my welfare, and it seems that I thrive better when I have my goals not only well-intentioned but well-outlined and concretely set. Wanting to write is one thing; saying I will take 20 minutes a day to write and outlining what that will be at the beginning of the week is something else entirely.Learn More
My inner life is reflected in my home office.
Here’s a picture to skip 1,000 words.
Here’s a 1,000 more, to further the point.
Plus another 1,000 or so to really make things stick.
Sorry for the requisite 3 points; I have a lot of Baptist in my upbringing.
Needless to say, my mind is cluttered—-and not with necessarily bad things, just things. You know the stuff: ideas, responsibilities, everything between, and so on. I’m trying to get organized, and I hope to blog regularly again (0r at least semi-intermittently, again).
Slowly but surely I am getting things in order. One day at a time, I’m selling what I should to keep our finances moving, then assessing what remains and why I keep it, and sometimes—-not often but sometimes—-getting to read, write, and enjoy a film or admire pieces on display.
My head is a cluttered mess, full of awesome stuff. Not a bad life to have, really. Not bad at all.
More to come, but until then: This is me.
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It’s hard to believe another seven days have passed, and I am doing another weekly post. I feel as if I just completed the last one. Life is like that these days. I already discussed as much last week and mentioned the busy-ness of this current season in other posts as well.
Yes, life is passing quickly and full of things to do. This week, I’m going to keep things very short and simple (well, to the degree I’m able anyway). In a sense, I’ll be repeating myself from last week, but some things bear repeating.Learn More
And we see no sign of resting—well, I do, but that’s only because I force myself to take a day away from my various jobs. Six days out of Seven, I feel the heat of burning the candle at both ends.
And as I said, I know I am not alone. When most folks ask how I am, I usually tell them as much; they admit the same. We’re both relieved. It’s wonderfully cathartic.Learn More
And the registry closes in less than 90 days.Learn More