I have become a “yes man” in the best way! You have something you want to do, I want to do it to; got a different way to approach a subject, I am down to try; hang out with strangers for a couple days, what better way to make new friends; realize someone is in desperate need of a little help, of course you can crash on my couch. For a long time I looked at being a yes man as being inferior to someone, always doing there dirty work for them while not having the backbone to stand up and say no. Been there done that! Now its seems completely positive.
So have recently quit my job as a cabinet maker to pursue a job in the animal care field. I thoroughly love woodworking and will continue to build my skills at it just not as a spineless yes man. So being a unemployed bachelor for the time being is pretty gosh darn nice. Sleep in till whenever I please (though I usually still rise with the sun), take in a nice casual stroll through town and grab some coffee, read a little, workout at anytime during the day, take in a run at high noon, swim as much as possible, take in a museum, leisurely cook meals and be able to sit down and enjoy them! Life is good
You have to have your priorities straight these days though. At the top of my list is Happiness! It is what keeps me going everyday, doing something that makes me Happy. Now of course its necessary to sometimes juggle top priorities but often times when I do that I lose track or detour away for others. And that seems normal, I would imagine it to be very difficult to always walk a tight rope and never fall off. And when you do fall, considering it didn’t kill you, you are able to sit there and reflect on that situation. Maybe you get right back at it, maybe you listen to others suggestions, maybe you sit back for a while and try again a lot later, and maybe you try a whole new path from the start. Whatever you choose to do just make sure its because you decided on doing it. When doing something solely to please or show someone else, sometimes the enthusiasm just doesn’t burn as bright.
Writing is still very random and odd to me but I enjoy it I guess. Lets me think a little more on situations I would have just let go by the wayside in the past.
Today is a R.E.D. Friday and I have an old buddy I met in Pararescue Indoc almost 12 years ago that I’ve been thinking about lately. Neal Funches is a badass Air Force Combat Controller fighting at the tip of the spear for his family, friends, brothers in arms, and his country, Neal just celebrated a birthday recently in some desolate part of the world and I would probably imagine it wasn’t his first time. I’m thinking about you buddy, stay safe!
I don’t care what your political or religious views are, I don’t care what age, race or gender you are, I don’t care if your a millionaire or homeless, and that is really refreshing for me being able to say that these days. I think if you treat others the way you would like to be treated, put yourself in other peoples shoes for a bit and stay open for suggestions, so many of life’s little problems will just seem so insignificant.