Day 3323 – A Painful Reminder Of The Importance Of Watching What You Consume

This week I’ve had a painful reminder of the importance of being very careful about your consumption habits. For our trip to MA, I purchased a 12 pack of a generic soda. I’ve had this soda before and I’ve had soda on road trips before. But for some reason on this trip, my stomach was NOT a fan. It took me a few days to definitely pinpoint the soda as the tummy upsetter because we ate SO much food from so many different places. In a lot of ways, I’m so thankful for this reminder. The practical takeaway is to not drink that much soda. I typically might have 1-2 sodas and/or energy drinks a week. On the trip, I had 1-2+ per day. I really need to remind myself to NOT take sodas on a road trip. I might test out iced tea on the next trip. I’d still get a bit of caffeine and it would be somewhere healthier.

As I was thinking through this, I realized that while this was an obviously physical reminder of how what you consume impacts you, it was also a reminder that what I see, read, and hear impacts me as well. If I spend my time around others who talk poorly about marriage, or watch movies where marriage is disrespected, or even making cheating ok, it has an impact on my marriage. I will treat my husband with less respect and potentially entertain thoughts of cheating. Knowing this, I am very vigilant about what I consume about marriage.

If I’m spending my days watching videos that are positive reminders to business owners, encouraging me to keep working, and showing me examples of others who HAVE done it before me, I am much more energized in my work.

So even though it hasn’t been a fun few days with an upset tummy, it’s been a great reminder of how one little thing can have a huge impact on my entire life.

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Day 3322 – What Working With Friends Looks Like

We are so blessed to that our best friends are also business owners. The past few days, we’ve been staying with them, working on systems, having a little bit of fun, and just working in general.

Some parts of the day include sitting around the table, behind our laptops, only talking a little bit, and that’s ok. Comfortable silence is a rare gift in friendship. To find friends who completely understand the need to work, even when you’re hanging out, is priceless.

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Day 3321 – Dewey Donut Co

We’ve been having a work date with our friends and our lunch today is incredibly healthy.

Heaven. On. Earth.

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Day 3320 – Seeing John Williams Live – or – Major Bucket List Item Done

After months of planning and thinking about it – I have seen John Williams, live and in person. I can now say that I have heard the Star Wars theme song played by its composer. That is a really awesome thing to say. I can’t wait to print out the pictures as a reminder that you can set a goal and make it happen.

It was a whirlwind trip, for sure, and I’ll write more about all the specifics later, but for today, let me share about the concert itself.

We arrive a bit later than we planned because we made a number of stops and got caught in really bad traffic. But we still found a decent spot, after moving a few times.

I loved the layout of this venue. The inside was really neat and open, and the grounds were huge. The photo above doesn’t do the distance justice. We were maybe in the front 20% of the lawn.

Oh man, it was a rainy night! We had ponchos and they really helped to keep us dry, but at times it was almost torrential and you can’t really not get wet with only ponchos.

It was hard to get a good night photo, but I love how it looks like he’s a projection on the right screen.

All in all, it was a wonderful evening, and one that I will remember always. If you’re ever up in the Lenox area, try and catch a show at Tanglewood/Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Have you ever been?

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Day 3319 – Letting Go Of (Or Delaying) Big Travel Plans

Right now, I’m on a trip that was supposed to be a lot more epic than it was, at least distance and location-wise. We’ve had plans to see John Williams in concert all summer. The concert took place on the west side of Massachusetts. We thought we were so close to the northern states, we could knock out the four we were missing (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts). As the concert approached, we still hadn’t decided what we would do and we didn’t come to a final decision until Tuesday beforehand. As much as we wanted to, and could have fit it all in, we realized we’d be way too rushed and wouldn’t get to really enjoy ourselves.

What made this hard was that we went back and forth a few times. At first, we thought, we can go! I even reached out to friends who lived in the northern states. But that same day, it was clear that it would be too much. Fast forward to Tuesday, when we thought, well, maybe we could due to a change in our real estate investing business….but it would be a long time out of town. While I was really looking forward to seeing those states, my immediate reaction was relief. It took the stress of super planning out, and freed me up to think about the things I really wanted to see. But I now have an outline of a future trip when we can give it the time it deserves.

I think a big travel muscle to grow is your patience and being ok with a change of plans.

Have you ever had to let go of or delay travel plans you were really looking forward to?

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