In about two minutes I will have officially have been away from posting online for too long.
And for a lack of better words, for a minute there, I was… lost.
I moved out-of-state, found a new identity in my work, and reoriented what it meant for me to be a person I was absolutely proud of. I set the course of a few relationships into life shaping friendships, got married to the girl of my dreams, and traveled over 6,000 miles to get to where I am today.
And what did I learn? Self reliance is important, but pride should never block me from asking for advice along the way. I decided pretty quickly I didn’t want to end up walking to work in the middle of the night for the rest of my life, so I started getting my bearings straight. I worked out some of my aggression and turned it into a skill set. I plotted coordinates to smaller goals in order to get to the bigger trajectory. Results were easier to achieve, and in the end, much more rewarding.
I’ve decided to start this blog/press thing up again. But how will I make what I’ve learned into something I can keep logged in? I’ll start by making smaller goals and seeing where that takes me. Instead of trying to meet 100 people this year(last I checked, I got to about 30 people before it became a chore), I’ll compress the list to 50 events, not people, and set my compass somewhere that is truer to myself.
I will try to have a new experience every week – whether it’s big or small, so at the end of the year I’ll have achieved something more impactful in my life than just a few people I’ll have come across.
I can safely say I’ve found myself in a realm I never expected with a wife I never knew I’d love so much, and with a job that for the time being, continues to let me inspire and be inspired with the challenges it presents.
If along the way the trajectory alters a bit, that’s fine, but I want to make an effort to continuously reflect on the expedition and see where we touch down.