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How to Start Reading and Never Stop 📖

I’m not one of those people who reads 50 books a year. I’m not even one of those people who pledges to read 50 books a year and fails. I’m closer to the average adult who hasn’t read anything longer than four pages since school. Or, at least I was…

Quality Time is a Myth 🕒

It’s midnight on a weeknight and I’m in less of a hurry to get to bed than I should be. I’m sitting at my workstation in the second bedroom lit with the diffused glow of an incandescent lamp positioned behind my computer monitor.

RIP Instagram

Why I Quit Instagram 📷

It’s Thanksgiving 2020. I’m chilling at my in-laws house for a few days while I’m off work. Here I spend 99% of my time on a sofa that I seem to be magnetically attracted to. This is the place and time where checking my Instagram doesn’t feel like a crime. The posts are the same as usual. Some wow me. Some fill me with envy. Some fill me with wanderlust. Some annoy me. Some drive me crazy. But today they hit different.

When Was The Last Time you Changed your Mind?

That day in September was hot. After the speed-walk from the front of the park through the maze of barriers littered throughout Epcot we were covered in sweat. We were racing to the standby line where we hoped to hear news of people no-showing for their reservations. What happened next changed my perspective on life.

my perfect calendar

How I Perfected My Calendar 📆

The problem is, I can’t find a schedule that works for me. They’re either too restrictive, too much work to maintain or pointless because I don’t do what they say. I haven’t thrown out my calendar. Instead, I’ve found a solution that’s both helpful AND freeing!

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Have the Courage to be 10% Different

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I’m Michael and I’ve found some time in between podcasts, YouTube and streaming content (plus my own incessant thoughts) to stop and write this. I’m in the eye of the storm of content amidst the choppy seas of influence. There are so many things going in my ears and out the other side that its hard to tell what’s my inner monologue and what’s not. If I’m compelled with courage, I might throw on some background music to help me focus — some noise to drown out the noise.

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What Shoes Teach Us About Life

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The one thing that has been of great significance to me consists of a set of four things. Well, actually four pairs of the same thing. They are my four pairs of shoes: tan Sketchers, green Nikes, black Bostonians, and a pair of Scooby-Doo slippers. Collectively, they signify to me the four components of a well-rounded, fulfilling life. One represents the mundane routines of life. Another represents me developing my own unique persona, and the last two represent the polar opposites of work and play.