I stay physical, always juggling activities. Lately it has been martial arts, climbing, and swimming for the most part but I love most outdoor sports.
Above all else I am a musician .. I've been writing songs since I was a sophomore in high school and just recently started writing for other vocalists which is a hell of a lot more fun than I ever expected it to be. I have been planting seeds in the local music scene for the last 13 years or so and things are starting to take shape.
I currently work as a solar field applications engineer designing solar equipment. With the job comes lots of travel which can sometimes be a pain but I'm clocking some substantial miles which I will soon be using to travel to Europe .. booyahkasha!
Other business fun that keeps me busy includes a recent investment into my friend's beverage company start up and my attempt at launching a hoodie/tshirt clothing line which I just received my TM for . . giggity!
As for me .. lately my mantra has been "take the path which requires the greatest strength". Now I don't mean that in the way you might think as being inked into the chest of a 300 lb. juice machine, but rather in the way that "doing the right thing" can be an extremely difficult task and I am striving to be the best version of myself I can. I am huge on mutual respect and honesty, I try to find the humor in just about everything and yes I am quoting the movie Gladiator when I say "Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back". I only take serious things that truly deserve it ..
As a dear friend of mine who recently passed would say "hey man, don't sweat the petty .. pet the sweaty".