Meminerunt omnia amantes.
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Seeing; over consuming beyond a scope that is necessary.
Hearing; water rushing in, panic in their voices
Tasting; salt water and dirt
Touching; personal device screens – iPad, iPhone… swiping up, down, left, right
Still over consuming,
Feeling; emptyRead More
I’ve been reminded a few times this week personally, professionally and socially that with the passage of time we tend to hold onto images and thoughts from the past. Similar to the way I look in the mirror (now) at age 46 but somehow see my 26 year old self.
This weekend there were three fantastic moments where time seemingly stood still, allowing me to store them into a mental rolodex.
The Harvey B. Gant Center opened four new exhibitions over the weekend. I know, but I am unable to communicate why art fills us with emotion, I’ve tried to explain but apparently I’ve said it badly.Read More
Every month this year has provided a theme, not one that I choose but one that has a hold on everyday life. A theme that plays in all aspirations; love, career, wealth, children, health, education. This month’s theme has been happiness. I’ve shared that I’ve become stagnant with the work that I do and the universal response has been “What is it that you want to do? What will make you happy?”
Those are the right question(s) and I’ve started trying to figure them out.Read More
Improve relationships, healthy living, write more, read more (less television), increase income, increase savings, find ways to stay in love, practice humility (intellectually, socially and emotionally), get organized (in general, but also finances, insurance & other important records), smile & laugh more, grow spiritually and meditate.
My “better thinking” goals are just aspects, some of the parts that make up the whole of 2015. Growth and life’s lessons are (were) a consistent theme.Read More
This past Saturday I participated in the 2015 DSAGC Buddy Walk at Jerry Richardson Stadium at UNC Charlotte under Carolina blue skies. The event raised $195k, in all regards a huge success, however short of the $220k goal.Read More
True story; my life began to change the moment I grew a beard and started taking better care of myself.
Mute your dissent.
Also true, life became much easier when I began to place less value on material things and truly live within my means. At the time of this observation it wasn't a choice, rather something forced upon me. Workforce Reduction, translation = laid off.Read More
The last day for four-hundred plus living souls from Bank of America's default mortgage servicing group. A group I was a part of less than five months ago. A group I was a part of due to a previous "workforce reduction" in Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities. As I communicated with a few strong connections on their well being, it could only be described as a delicate duality; I Am blessed to have preempted the job loss and sad that so many others are now faced with the debilitating time connected with it.Read More
Monday I took Maestro out for a walk. It was early; we were up and out before the Sun.
Not one foot out of the driveway, I hear voices elevating from across the street. I can't see them as they are covered by dusk. I walk a few more feet intent on ignoring these young people.
None of my business, besides answers create questions.Read More
"Your behavior is the key to taking control of your money, and your money is tied to your relationships."
This observation would have stayed in my journal however this week I've had pragmatic discussions with girls that are friends in different stages of "relating." One married, one single and one engaged. Issue(s) with money was the conversation starter for all three.Read More
Thoughts on Retirement first appeared on Retirement Savvy Dot Net
Vocation is rooted in the Latin word for voice, loosely translated it means a summons or call. The word has been secularized and reduced to meaning job or work.
Work, an inescapable reality. At times we feel that our lives are enhanced by it and at others depleted by it. James Molet, Blogger-in-Chief at Retirement Savvy ask(ed) an important question about the age of retirement.Read More
Last week I told Brian he was selfish for not thinking of others / only thinking of himself.
This week he won a $30 Target gift-card and bought himself t-shirts [prep for ETES Fourth-Grade Field Trip] and a watch for me, the gift.
While that was not my intent, I kept the gift [& gave him back the $ he spent on the watch] and used this situation as a teaching moment, the opportunity.Read More