How to describe what I'm doing with my life? Perhaps sub-headings
are a good way to try to explain this.
I love living healthy, I'm certainly not saying that I don't drink
socially, don't eat junk food or succumb to bouts of laziness as I
do all three sometimes at the same time. But I have made some
attempts at a foundation for a healthy lifestyle. I use my bike and
walk to places when I can. Being active with volleyball, running,
tennis, ultimate, snowboarding, helps me to stay healthy in an
enjoyable way too.
I also cook as much as I can using ingredients from stores I can
walk to or farmer's markets. Well I suppose I still have to visit
larger chain grocery stores since bananas aren't yet available in
I swear when I was younger I thought I had 2 left feet. But
suddenly in 2011 I found myself on stage performing as part of a
salsa troupe. It was a terrifying and exhilirating experience. But
turns out I loved it so I kept on performing. Although I'm taking a
break right now but still do latin dancing socially.
A few years ago I left my job for a year to go traveling and I
spent most of that time in South America. Truly an incredible
experience. With my most recent vacation I finally hit the last
continent (yes I know I'm leaving out Antarctica) that I hadn't set
foot on with my trip to Tanzania. So yeah to say I love traveling
may be putting it lightly.
My friends have been a great source of strength for me. I have good
friends I have known since as far back as I can remember to good
friends that I have made relatively recently. I suppose it helps
that I really enjoy connecting with people and sometimes out of
that a new friendship is born.
Almost forgot about this. I suppose this shows where on the
priority list this topic lies. Don't get me wrong as I'm grateful
for my tech job especially in an industry that has had some really
bad times. I also seem to be good at what I do since they
continually want me to take on greater challenges and broader
responsibilities. But truth be told I'm not a 9-to-5 career
oriented person. Meaningful and fullfilling work is important to me
but my preference is to be more independent and have more
flexibility with a "be your own boss" mentality. And I am setting
myself up to make that happen.