East meets west

Hello and good day to everyone. I hope all is well with you and you are continuing to grow in a positive direction. It’s 9:20am and I just arrived at the office. Today I want to share something very exciting with you. I call it “east meets west”.

East meets west (EMW) is going to be a vlog of my upcoming move cross country from Louisville Kentucky to Riverside California. My wife and I are leaving Louisville on June 27 2015 and will arrive in Riverside on July 2nd. Our stops include Kansas city Missouri, Denver Colorado, Albuquerque new Mexico,  Phoenix Arizona,  and finally Riverside California.

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For lodging we have arranged stays using Airbnb. We have used this service in the past and really look forward to our stay in each city. We have lots of adventures planned and we’re excited about trying new foods. We are going to take our time with the drive. Most days only driving 7 or 8 hours.

I’m so happy to be sharing this adventure with all you and documenting it so that we can share it in years to come.  To be honest we almost decided to just fly, but what fun would that be. I’m counting down the days.

May the 4th be with you!

So its Monday. Which is a day many people dread because it means back to the real world. For me however I feel like it’s a good chance to start fresh. The weekends over, we have had time to reflect and relax (hopefully) and now its time to put the wheels in motion.

I had time over the weekend to spend with myself and just my thoughts. That doesn’t happen for me very often so I took the opportunity to do some reflecting. I thought about how my life is going right now and how I would like it to be. All in all I’m content with where I am. There in lies the problem.

Being content is the reason I don’t have a grasp on where I’m heading. I have been living way too inside my comfort zone. Most of our growth as humans is done outside of the comfort zone. Over the past 6 to 8 months I have set up a permanent dwelling in the comfort zone. Sofa and all.

This week I am challenging not only myself but everyone reading this to get up and get out of the day-to-day. If not entirely in some small way. Do you need that cup of coffee every morning? Drink water instead and see how that challenges you. Have you been slacking at work just doing what it takes to keep your job? Push a little harder and try to impress someone. Who knows you may end up impressing yourself. Do you need to eat junk for dinner because it is what you’re craving? Eat something good for your body instead. Yeah sure it’s not going to bring the same release that the cheese burger or pizza will, but in the end you’re going to pay a much greater price for years of constant indulgence. The fun lies in challenging yourself to do something that you normally wouldn’t do.

Here’s to a good week of hard work and growth. Keep on pushin!