Growing Up
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White listening to 90’s Alternative, I got to thinking about my teen years. Growing up in the 90’s had to of been the best decade to experience life. Technology was advancing, video games were fun to play regardless of graphics, and the music. This was the greatest period of music to have existed. Ever.

I bought my first computer in 1999. It was a crappy Compaq Presario desktop, but damn did I learn a lot from it. Played games, worked with software I had no idea how to use and, most of all, just had fun. This year was also the year to plan for the disastorous Y2K. I remember being on my computer a few minutes past midnight. There was a sigh of relief.

I met some new friends that I was able to enjoy the same passion I had. *Nerd Alert* We had several LAN parties throughout the years. For those that don’t know what a LAN party is, you get a group of people together in one location, connect all your computers, and play games. Lots of games, all night. Pizza and soda were required. That does remind me about a time I almost burned down a friends house. Apparently plastic trays are NOT good to put in the oven for pizza…Whoops.

Anyway, I promise my pizza cooking skills were perfected quickly. I do have to say though, the best times growing up were spent with my sister. Countless weekends of video games, movies, good food, country roads, and chocolate milk. Couldn’t have asked for a better sister!

Go put on your favorite video game from when you were in your teens, have a good laugh!

Beautiful Day

If you could for one second, think of the most beautiful day you’ve experienced. The sunrise, sunset, or even a friends wedding day, or maybe your own. Close your eyes and find that day. Try to remember all the sights, the smells, the sounds that embedded so deep, it made an impression on your life.

The moment that sticks out for me vividly was a trip I took with some friends in Texas to float a river. It was over 100 degrees outside. Hundreds of people floating down this river on inner tubes. Music from the group in front of us. This trip, when not exactly beautiful on terms of looks, was full of laughter, close friends and well, lets face it, it’s Texas. There was LOTS of beer.

There should be a moment in your life that you can always look back on. Give yourself something to gaze off into the past. If you don’t have that experience, I hope that you get to experience it soon. Live. Get out from under the rock. Don’t settle for content. This comes from someone that lived under a boulder for years.

Enjoy your day everyone, if you can’t, smile at the very least.

April 7, 2014

The first quarter of the year has been amazing. The new job couldn’t have started at a better time, and my story has really started to take flight. A good friend of mine brought up the other day that 2014 has been one hell of a year for the both of us. We both couldn’t have imagined it in the last few months of 2013.

This year also hosts the time to move on. The house I bought with a friend about 6 years ago is coming to a time to sell. We are both ready to move on and experience new chapters in the fun world of owning or renting. It hasn’t been all fun and games though. You have to be careful who you live with, the smallest issue can cause a friendship harm in any situation.

Where do I go from here? Not quite sure, but I’m excited. April is looking very promising at the new job, and with some personal goals and projects coming about. I’ve started looking into creating a very large project that could change the way for certain industries. I want to end this post with a quote, “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn. He’s right you know, don’t hold off on being happy, take time today to at the very least, smile.