"Stay hungry. Stay foolish." - Steve Jobs
I find myself contemplating life quite a bit as of late. A lot of past reflection, current analysis, and future outlook. My new job, while laid back and not stressful for now, gives me way too much time to sit and think. Routinely, my thoughts are dark and scary places that the Boogeyman likes to hang out.
I’ve always tried to adhare to the “less is more, and more is a waste” mantra. And I thought I was succeeding. But what I’ve discovered is that the things I kept around, like sports and video games, are things that leave me feeling hollow and empty. Neat, I just played Minecraft for 5 hours. Wow, that was an awesome afternoon of football. I’m so glad I was able to comment on that person’s status/tweet within a minute after they posted it.
… now what?
My life isn’t your life, but I’d be willing to guess that there are days you feel the same way. I’m sick of waking up every day thinking “oh great, this again”. I want to be excited to wake up, to do things that are both enjoyable and meaningful. I might not be able to completely eliminate the more mundane activities from my life (nor would I want to… I really do love sports), but I can at least look at moving them lower on my priority list, and replacing it with things like these:
Make memories that will last you a lifetime, not ones that will be forgotten an hour from now. No one ever remembers the days that they sat on their asses watching a week 7 NFL football game, but they do remember the trips and the books and the music.
Posted: Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012