May 3, 2011
The day I decided to change the world.
I’ve thought about this kind of proclamation before, but have resisted. Perhaps I didn’t know for sure if I had it in me. No more. Today, I can proclaim with absolute certainty that I’m doing something meaningful with my life, and it’s going to change the world.
To be sure, this is a moment that’s been a long time coming. Through a series of conversations and synchronistic events, the Universe has lined up to propel me forward along this meandering path. Read more…
How often do we really stop to think about the words we use in our conversations and our writing? This is a question that came to mind when I received an email from my friend, Harry, who sent me a Wordle image that he created while I was offline in Vermont. Wordle is a cool applet that creates word clouds based on website content. In this case, it analyzed my 2010 recap post.
My first reaction to this image was ‘this is awesome!’ It seems to capture the essence of what I experienced and wrote about in 2010, but in a view that is a bit non-traditional. It seems that this could be a good exercise to do occasionally with our writing. Sort of a pulse check, if you will. Read more…
My friend Nathan who I met back in the Summer of 2010 said something to me then that has stuck with me ever since:
‘It’s always nice to meet other passionate, energetic people who like to not just talk, but do things.’
This really resonated with me, and it gave me a boost of confidence during a challenging time that I was going through. It turned out the friendships that formed during this period of my life enabled Spirit of the Gulf Coast to become a reality and for many positive changes to take place as a result. Doing things in this context is something that I continually aspire to, especially when they help make the world a better place to live.
I have always prided myself on ‘doing things’ that many people think are crazy, irrational, impractical, dangerous, etc. This is what makes me feel alive. These are the things that bring joy to my life, and often the lives of others. I’ve come to realize lately that although many of my adventures are done as part of my own personal journey, they have affected many others, some of which I don’t even know about. Btw, if you missed my last post on the 2010 recap, it has a quick summary of the highlights that you can check out here. Read more…