Journaling - Excuses

Oct. 28, 2020 |  Categories:  Meditations  

My wife bought me a journal yesterday and the first thing I wrote was my gratitude towards her. I haven't journaled in a while--close to two months if my calculations are correct, and her generosity reminded me of its importance. After my last journal finished, I told myself that I would buy a new iPad and use that as my journal. Those things look sweet! 

For some reason, the desire for an iPad became my excuse for not journaling--leading me to two months without doing what has become one of the most constr…


Oct. 27, 2020 |  Categories:  Travel  

I've been living in Pasadena for close to a year. I only know that because my lease is almost up. 

Pasadena, like so many other parts of Los Angeles County is unique. Most of my time here has been during COVID-19, but that has taken nothing away from the city's charm. 

Because I don't have a car, I aim to live in a walkable area, and Pasadena meets that requirement. Most of my mornings have been spent walking or running around the city, especially around Old Town and by the stores along Lake Av…


Oct. 26, 2020 |  Categories:  Health  

When I was deeply involved in church, I intentionally fasted two or three times a week. Since 2011 fasting hasn't been an area of focus, but I will change that. 

In the past, I remember fasting making me feel as if I'd come out of a gladiator battle victorious. The mindset when fasting was to increase my self control for a period of time--usually from the time I wake to the time I have dinner around 6:00 PM. I won't be fasting for religious reasons, but I'd like to get back to strengthening…

Marcus Rashford MBE

Oct. 24, 2020 |  Categories:  Announcement   Meditations  

Something amazing is happening in the UK. Marcus Rashford, Manchester United player and overall great dude, is determined to make sure children in the UK are properly fed. 

Children all over the world, through no fault of their own, go to bed hungry. The lack of proper nutrition affects so much of a child's development. This topic is dear to Marcus Rashford because it's something he faced growing up. He's now using his celebrity reach to bring attention to this very important topic.

I'll be…

The Power of No

Oct. 23, 2020 |  Categories:  Health   Self-Development  

It is better to say 'no' and hurt someone's feelings than to say 'yes' and and be stressed.

A few times this year I've agreed to things that I had no business agreeing.

One thing that I've agreed to is becoming the Vice President of Membership for my Toastmaster's group. Before agreeing, I thought it'd be too much time to manage the responsibilities this new role would demand, while also working towards becoming a better penetration tester. This is why I initially declined the req…

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