Day 3490 – Reading Goals For This Year

When I started this year, I knew my reading goals had to be different than the last two years. I think the last two years were about volume and not as much about substance…and enjoyment. So my goal for this year is enjoyment.

I am working through three challenges, but the goal isn’t necessarily to finish them. I’ve already put my enjoyment goal into practice. I started reading a book, and just wasn’t feeling it, there was no joy in it, so I stopped.

I’m reading kid’s picture books again, they truly did bring me so much joy in 2017 when I read 200 of them. The simplicity of the messages of the books is amazing, and I am brought to tears or unfettered joy often. My most recent “made me cry” read was Sterling, Best Dog Ever by Aidan Cassie. I’m tellin’ ya, kids books man.

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Day 3489 – Puzzle Day – or – Life Doesn’t Always End Up Where You Think It Will

I am an unabashed fan of puzzles and I have spent a good portion of my life completing puzzles.

I think part of the reason I love puzzles so much is that life is a lot like a puzzle. When you approach a new thing, whether it’s a new business, a new relationship, a new problem to solve, it’s like a puzzle. At first, you have a big fat mess in front of you, nothing makes sense and it seems almost impossible that it will come together.

But then you start working on it – you lay everything picture side up, you pull out the edges, you group colors, and you get to work. Little by little, things come together and make sense.

What’s great about a puzzle is that you know it has a solution and can be completed. Well….except for puzzles like this.

There are some puzzles where you have a piece or group of pieces that you SWEAR goes in this section, I mean, look at the pieces! But then you get to that point and realize you were completely wrong and that section goes on the opposite side of the puzzle.

Ah, how much life this is! I find myself closing up shop on this blog, in the process of deleting my Facebook, and focusing all of my attention on real estate investing….um, what? Where in my life history was there any hint towards this?

But as I’m moving closer to that point, I’m realizing it does make sense. Going on an appointment with Bret to chat with someone about their house feels very much like when we would meet with wedding photography clients. When we would chat with folks and get to know them and help them. That was one piece of this business that I didn’t expect – how much we get to help people.

I look at my work history in the clerical, admin, human resources, and IT spaces and it very much helps in the behind the scenes aspects of our business.

I look at my passion for increasing my knowledge through reading business books and personal growth and how it helps me grow faster than I otherwise could.

I look at some of the struggles and hard times I’ve gone through, and how they’ve prepared me in a way I didn’t expect.

So if your life doesn’t look like you think it should or you have no idea how you’ll end up where you want to go, just sit back, and focus on a small part of the puzzle, it will all come together eventually.

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Day 3488 – Coworking Day

For the last 7+ years, I’ve worked from home. Over the last year, I’ve found the importance of coworking and getting out of the house.

This past weekend, I got to go with Bret on a number of appointments and a closing, as well as cowork with our partners. It was really awesome and I can’t wait until that is all that we do.

I have no photos of us working this weekend, so this will have to do. 🙂

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Day 3487 – Non-Alcoholic Beer Win!

I have to say, there are times that I miss drinking, especially when it comes to trying new beers. But drinking is one of those things I will never do again. I’ve tried a few non-alcoholic drinks over the years and have really only been wowed once.

A few nights back, we were at a large liquor store, I’m talking “you need a cart if you shop here” large. I was curious how large the selection of non-alcoholic drinks would be and at first, thought it was rather small. But the skies opened up, and I found THREE really cool non-alcoholic beers.

It felt so good to have something new to try and something that was actually pretty good. 🙂

Do you have any favorite non-alcoholic beers?

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Day 3486 – Spouse’s Day

Ahhh, spouse’s day, another fun day to fill my remaining blog posts. 😀

I sure do love this guy and I’m so thankful to call him my spouse, best friend, and husband pants.

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