I remember several years ago, when I had a “normal” job, completing computer updates and upgrades gave me a sense of accomplishment. After all, making sure all my systems where up to date and running smooth was not only a part of my job, but insured I could fulfill my other duties well.
I read another blog post about “getting things done.”
I would imagine if I took the total amount of time I’ve spent reading about getting things done, I would have gotten a lot more…well…done.
Ironically enough, after having spent more time reading yet another such blog post and not getting things done, I realized something about these ‘experts’ I had been listening to.
If you start looking around the web and start seeking advice on how to start a blog, podcast, or build some kind of “platform” online, you’ll find a crap load of “gurus,” “hustle,” and “10 ways to” solutions.
Ironically enough, most of these “experts” have built themselves up successfully by telling other people how to build themselves up successfully.
It reminds me of those commercials that used to come on late at night.
You know the guy.
I started it several months ago.
I had a feeling I would enjoy playing Mass Effect.
After two friends of mine highly recommend that I take a crack at it, I started Mass Effect after completing the Half-Life series.
Instagram has been an interesting journey these past few years.
When we got our first iPod, Instagram was the new awesome app and social network. We started before it was available for Android, so we felt pretty hip. 😛
I say, we, because it was the first and only Instagram enabled device in the house. And since my wife and I didn’t want to flip a coin to see who would have the Instagram account, we attempted to share it.
My next computer might not be an Apple.
I know, it’s sounds crazy, but I’ve been really trying to think everything through.
“Fanboyism” is a very powerful groupthink dynamic and I don’t want to be sucked into it—again.
I remember when I made the switch from Windows to Apple. I became that person that said they would never go back, but alas, here I am entertaining the idea.
Earlier this month, my heart was struck with great joy and sadness.
While both of these seem like polar opposites, both events struck a chord with me in the same way. A lesson in life that I try to remind myself all the time.
Let me start with the sadness…
Don, the man that gave me my first job, died this month.
I went several years without gaming.
There were several factors as to why I stopped (which I may write about in the future), and it’s been a lot of fun getting back into it these past several months.
The last game I ever played as a true gamer was Half-Life.
So when I began to venture back into the video gaming world, jumping on a sweet deal from Steam for the entire Half-Life series seemed fairly poetic.
At the end of 2014, I took a long shot.
I saw a job opening on the Church Relevance website and thought I would drop my name into the running.
Having read the job description, I figured I could handle it and their overall mission was very curious to me.
With a mention to it being a “telecommuting position,” the choice was easy. So, I followed through with the application process.
The weekend before last, we all loaded up into our car and drove down to Scerni, Italy.
The six hour drive took us back to a place where we lived for 4-years and it had been about a year since we had been back.
It was a great trip.
Me and the Mrs. enjoyed it.
The kids enjoyed it.
And their grandparents enjoyed it.
Here are some of the photos I snagged and shared on my Instagram: