I live in Wisconsin, and I have given up cheese.
I created this blog as a tool to motivate me to live life to the fullest. I spent 27 years having fun and going through the motions but not quite being who I want to be. Every year I will focus on a new adventure that will make me happier, more whole, or at least give me some good stories so I’m not boring at parties. I started with getting healthy and being a vegan. Being alive, it seems, is a good first step to finding happiness.
Within six months of launching this blog I’d quit my job to become a part-time freelance writer. Months later I landed my dream job as Chief Editor of HackSurfer. Change, it seems, can be contagious.
That’s not to say there isn’t plenty of failure. There is, but this blog serves as a reminder to keep trying.
I want to write a novel. I want to run a marathon. I want to read all the classic books and watch all the classic movies. I want to see the world and experience life. With the day-to-day grind, it’s easy to forget your dreams and lose focus. This blog gives me that focus. Each year I hope to put a check mark next to another dream so that a year is never wasted.
This site came in large part from people, including my dad, asking why I don’t write anymore. As all parents, good friends, and inner voices seem to say when looking through that warped lens, I am the cat’s pajamas. It used to give me great joy, and it has given me that again. I hope to motivate myself to chase my dreams while, and this is equally important, amusing myself daily. If it rubs off on those who choose to follow me on this journey, that is all gravy.