Sometimes, I have to wander around for hours to come with a post idea. Other times, they just pop up out of nowhere and smack me in the face.
The latter happened last week when I was hiking around Boulder with friends. First, we hiked up Mt. Sanitas:
Then we stopped off for
Afterwards, we stumbled upon this:
Deep thoughts, especially after inhaling that crepe. And if I would have expired after eating breakfast, I would have died happy. And stuffed.
I’m getting ahead of myself. First, I need to talk about last week’s question when I asked you about focus.
I’m having a difficult time organizing my life and focusing. Here is what you had to say:
I like this from Mrs. Kiwi:
It took me a while to realize that I don’t need to say yes to every invite, and I still struggle with it, as I see my fall filling up fast! And even local events are draining. So, I’m instituting the 24 hour ban. Don’t say yes to a commitment without thinking about it first!
Justin at Atypical Life:
So what do I focus on? I focus on having a good time. Whether it is traveling a ton or hanging out at home and enjoying the easy life, so long as I am enjoying myself, what does it matter?
Gotta love Rocky Mountain National Park. Now the challenge! Wake up at 4am again and ride your bike into the park and to the top of Trail Ridge Rd. It is quite the climb and will be a beautiful fun descent back down.
“Don’t trade time for money”. Money can be defined too broadly in this statement. You need to trade time for happiness – and if some of that happiness generates money, so be it. For many people, that happiness is work – but now you get to define that work. The stress comes from having too many options and that lack of clarity on what is validating. If you figure out the validation, then you have found your meaning of life.
I LOVE ping pong, and that set up looks awesome!
Matt, next time you’re in Colorado, prepare for some dirty, hardcore ping-pong action!
So, back to me. A big part of my focus issue is that I have a hard problem saying “no.” Like Mrs. Kiwi said, No is a perfectly valid answer. From now on, my default answer to parties, side-gigs and any other requests that will consume over 20 minutes will be:
But what do I do about everything that I’ve already taken on? Sometimes, I feel like I should ditch it all except for a post here every week. Then, I could slowly add activities back as I see fit.
Sometimes, I feel a little lost. Like this:
It will take a while to right the ship. I’ve heard some say it took a year to fall into a groove after retiring. After five months, I still have a way to go. Half of the fun is figuring it all out, right?
What do You Want to do Before You Die?
So, what is one thing you want to do before you buy the dirt farm?
I thought long and hard about this and I’m all over the board:
- Clean the damn garage
- Raise my girls in such a way that they get full scholarships to the Colorado School of Mines
- Eat at Pequod’s, my favorite pizza place
- Take my toy car out on the Pacific Coast Highway
- Get my damn weight to 150 and then pack on 15 pounds of muscle
- More dinosaur:
- Change the ugly-ass theme (look and feel) of this blog to something even remotely appealing
- Convince Mrs. 1500 that it’s OK to set the thermostat to under 76 during the winter
- See a SpaceX launch and landing in person
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