The Presents, the Present, and the Past

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Well everyone, most of us have given and received all the presents we will have for 2013. So…what’d you give/get!? Socks? iPad? Beef Jerky? A new VNX 5400!? A possibility of something extraordinary?

It’s the end of another year, and we know what that means:

  • Our swimsuits are tucked away (unless you live in CA/FL…)
  • We’re about to start going to the gym again…
  • Did you get that project done by the EOY deadline?
  • Our new years resolutions are being finalized for the world to know

When I look back on the year that was, I can’t help but notice all of technologies that have surfaced and revolutionized our everyday lives. Today’s world has become incredibly transformed into a digital era. Literally everything is at our fingertips, and of course we take advantage of that. We all tweet, text, watch, talk, think, comment, search, forecast, like, on the same fast-spinning multi-tasking Merry Go ‘Round. And so far, I have been “enjoying” this ride with the best of them!

However, I have very realized recently that as efficient as I can be, and as many things I can get done at one time, and as thankful as I am for all of these capabilities, often times I miss the things that are most prevalent, and most important. Imagine a skipping stone on a lake that never seems to sink…

Skipping-RocksWell today, not tomorrow, is when I decided that I want to live more in the present. I need to live more in the present. Am I saying that I am wearing my non-multitasking patch on my shoulder? Not even close! What I am saying is there is a time for multi-tasking, and there is a time to focus on the present, what is right in front of you.

What are we really in a rush for, anyways?

As we ring in the new year, and as we put the last sprinkle on our resolution sundae, do yourself a favor and focus on what really matters to you. Choose something that can make you a better person. Take your time…

To be continued…

The Happiest 56 Miles on Earth!

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Well, I’m back from “The Happiest Place On Earth”. ‘Twas a tremendous vacation packed full of perfect weather, relaxation, shows and rides, shopping, and fireworks. Oh, and I almost forgot- FOOD! amazing food. Lots of food.Every meal was incredible, and I pulled back from every one of them all smiles.

But if you ask people who have been to Disneyworld, they’d all probably tell you the same thing, and most of it is rather expected. What was not expected, was just how much walking I did!

Thanks to fitbit, I was able to track my daily/weekly activity during my vacation. And let me tell you, it made finishing those desserts so much easier! Now I expected to walk a while, but never in my wildest dreams did I expect the stats that I achieved!

imageThat’s more than two marathons, and over 125,000 steps walked on this so-called “vacation”. So you can now add health and fitness to the million other reasons why you and your loved ones should go to Disneyworld!

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“What are you doing for the holidays?”

It’s that time of year again folks. The holiday season is in full swing, and travel is at its highest peak. As many places as there are to travel in this world, during this time of year, the majority of us all pack up are things and arrive at the same destination.

We’re going home…

It is at this time that we forget about our daily struggles, our stresses, our differences, and we enjoy those that have been with you through it all. Our family and our friends, our pets and our favorite dining, our photo albums and our memories.

Here, we take a second to just breathe. To do…nothing…and be ok with it. We reminisce on our childhood, we laugh and we cry (tears of joy), we clean and we fight, we eat and we love.

My home is my family. My home is right here with my better half and Iris . My home is all of the taco shops and In N’ Outs. My home is my best of friends.

I hope that during this holiday season, we can all go “home”…to wherever and whatever our homes may be.

So what is your home?

Today in History: “I Have a Dream”

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Thank you Martin Luther King Jr. The world is a better place because of you.

Below is THE speech in full:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEqnnklfYs

How Badly Do You Want to Succeed?

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“When you want to succeed as much as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful. ” – Eric Thomas

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After this, my bracket is officially busted. Of All the possible outcomes, pretty sure nobody called this year.

But seriously, how many possible outcomes? I plost count at 4.3 billion…ish after round one…

#MarchMadness
#BigData

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