Almost certainly, you can reflect on your day thus far and see how you succumbed to reacting to the world — likely not even the real world — instead of living on your own terms.
Social media companies round us up, offering faux connection if we participate in their phony advertisement-based business models that are strongest when our attention is stolen which occurs when we aren’t in control.
The year is 2019 and my personal website’s theme is Twenty Nineteen.
I’ll get straight to it: I’ve been off lately. My potential and my outcomes have not been one and the same. My clarity has been absent. My self-esteem has been weak.
One year ago at this time, I felt almost completely the opposite. I straightened up my bedroom — to say the least — and was absolutely ecstatic that the Christmas gifts I had received all added value to my life. I wasn’t gifted items I didn’t have use for and I was enjoying a quality-over-quantity mindset.
The recent Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis was a more-than-three-day opportunity for Ben Hinc and I to discuss Apple, cities and publishing.
During our final dinner together of the trip, I blurted out, “What a time this is.” Ben was understandably puzzled, so I continued by saying something about how him and I, despite being relatively normal dudes, have the ability to reach nearly everyone on the planet.
I started a select few days of my senior year of high school with half-hour runs on the treadmill, a decent breakfast and a cold shower.
On these days, I’d be sitting in my first class of the day when I realized more than just how ready I was to visit the bathroom after getting a head start on my daily water intake goal. I’d realize how different my surroundings felt after I grabbed hold of the morning.
I’m quite conflicted over how to feel about the first half of 2018.
On one hand, I’ve attended six of the first eight Verizon IndyCar Series races of the year and was present for three IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship rounds in a row at Long Beach, Mid-Ohio and Detroit.