It’s been awhile since I’ve used this blog to express some quick form thoughts and/or share something more of a topic of interest to me. As time has passed by since I used to frequent this site more, lots of life events have happened and I’d like to share those as well as where I want this site to gravitate towards for the future.

It’s quite clear from my post history I’ve let this site by the wayside. Over the past year or so, I’ve been increasingly focused on growing other projects as well as the Tezos ecosystem through my role at Tezos Commons.

I suppose to start, some domestic issues have certainly dissuaded me from being more engaged here. I’ve had an aging grandmother (with whom I’ve been quite close to since childhood) begin to deteriorate in health quite quickly. We’ve moved her from 2-3 different assisted living facilities within the past year or two, so it’s taken a toll on passion projects for me.

It’s especially difficult seeing someone who would bend over backwards for you growing up not even being able to remember you. In fact, to this day since her condition worsened, she calls me one of my uncles names.

Unfortunately, this is due to an advanced stage of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Thus, the continuous moving between facilities who can take better care of her. There’s been so much negligence I’ve witnessed through all these transitions, it’s absolutely crazy.

But, now that things are beginning to become more manageable, I’ve found solace over the past few months with reading and opening my mind to becoming a better person/man. I’m also going to be going back to school this fall to finish out my studies.

One of the things I’ve pursued as of recent is focusing on my physical health. This was at first, a daunting task to say the least. Having never really wanted for a whole lot, the idea of working out or eating right felt rather “extra”. I suppose that thought process is the same for many who have grown up in the South.

As I’ve progressed along my fitness journey I’ve noticed I have so much energy and desire to get back into doing the things that I love and have passion for – like this blog!

Roughly two months in, I’m quite shocked but proud to say I’ve lost about thirty pounds. I’m also in the best shape I’ve ever been in my life. It’s amazing what the human body can do and what limitations you can break once you set your mind on something.

Life is certainly based on choices, clearly re-adjusting your thought process and making better ones over an extended duration of time can lead to different outcomes.

One of the quotes I’ve found compelling and descriptive of this very concept came from Francis of Assisi.

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible”.

Francis of Assisi

Sounds boring, I’m sure. That’s what I used to think.

Over time though, as I began to set goals and stop at nothing until they were accomplished – through consistency I’ve began to find it brings a lot of truth that is applicable to more than just fitness.

These truths can apply to day-day life and any task or struggle you may be currently facing. As I’ve always had a long survivor mentality (much like my father), I’ve never had true doubt in any of my own abilities. I’ve always known once I really set my mind to something, nothing can stop me until it’s finished.

Kinda funny story to the above, this same mentality actually was mine when I quit cigarettes almost 5 years ago now.

As a whole, it’s rather strange we’re living in a world that dissuades this line of thinking as everyone is so afraid of their shadow or getting cancelled by sensitive internet dwellers who have never put their best foot forward towards anything. The world we live in is beginning to award those who come out as disenfranchised or a racially subjected individual as “heroes”.

Now, I’m not trying to cast shade on people who have different sexual orientations or race in any way. What I’m merely saying is it’s a bit of a disservice to the true heroes we should recognize (war heroes, astronauts, one in a million athletes, etc) and rather suggesting some half-naked female on instagram is worth more attention.

As each passing day goes by we no longer do due to this perceived growing insular and slushy notion from far left counterparts who seek to dictate their own truths and impose them as universal.

The world is truly becoming a scary place and fiscal policy is becoming even scarier as we spend more and more for what, exactly?

Nevertheless, I wish to use this site moving forwards as my own think tank and thought box – sharing anything that comes to mind. Topics that I’ll likely frequent going forward will revolve around economics, cooking, blockchain, photography, and more.