Not everyone can have a job they are passionate about. So it’s important to find passion for other things in life if your day to day work doesn’t do it for you. A life without passion is a stagnant one. Your heart, soul and brain need it. So find something, anything that stirs your emotions. Invest yourself in it. That love, that passion, is what will hold you up while you go about your work day. To be passionate about something is to be excited about life.
The weight of one side easily crushes the other. I’m being squished.
I have never been more fearful of the future in which my wife and I are raising our child, more uncertain of the career and the professional choices I’ve made, or more doubtful of the instincts and detours I’ve carved, such bumpy gravel paths that resulted in crippling debt, motorcycle rides, and small dog purchases. I have, however, been blessed with a father for almost four decades of my complete life; a man that taught me I am my own compass and while my magnetic poles are often a Bermuda Triangle of judgement, love and family will always guide me north.
You inspired me to find the right woman — through 45 years marriage thick and vomit chemo thin — to spend decades of laughter and tears with a supportive partner. You raised me on principles of right and wrong, embedding a sense of guilt in my heart long before I was ever caught. You pushed me, and I’m still being pushed, by the hard working example I watched in my youth, never giving into the fear of the our future but trying to make certain first aid kits were available when needed.
You did everything right and I am forever in your debt.
I love you and the life you gave me, my mother, my brother and sister, and our son. That alone quiets my fears to let me see the day after next.
I had the pleasure of speaking to Ryan Hahn after the FMMF Local Natives show. I thanked him for the music because this was one of the few albums I’ve heard as of late that made for a good life soundtrack and helped me along the way (and mainly because I just wanted to thank a musician for good music), but I tried to not sound like a gushing fanboy when I basically begged him to do another Take Away Show. Their set and sound was perfection.
I could listen to this for days.
My buddy’s grandmother was 106-years old and her death was not a shock to anyone, but spending $2200 on a Southwest flight for her funeral is blasphemous. Name me one service Southwest offers that should ever cost more than $600? Even if you get a blowjay in the cockpit at takeoff, you’re still on a domestic LUV flight knowing full well you’ll eventually walk back to your general boarding seat on a domestic, peanut mouth-breather flight to nowhere.
H: It’s going to be about an hour and a half until the prints are finished.
M: Is there a bar nearby?
H: Over there. *points*
M: Two hours sounds good. I’ll also take some keyboard spray and a plastic bag. Do you have any artisanal rubber cement or large format Sharpies?