Monday, February 10, 2014

The Hard Stuff

I know I'm not the only one feeling this way, but I'm going to say it anyway...

I am SO over winter! 

Really. I'm so tired of this ice and bitter cold bullshit. Summer, where art thou?

This past weekend was probably the shortest in the history ever. Or at least in 2014. I kept it casual like always. Worked on my fitness (more on that next week), went to dinner with K, and then back to the gym. All rounded out with an afternoon of laziness. Boom! That's what we call success. 

Cheddar Bay Biscuits, I heart you. 

Today we're getting a little heavy with some thought provoking questions. I found these "Questions That Will Free Your Mind" at Day Zero. They were originally posted here.

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?  I'd be at that period in life where I have enough experience to know better, but still have stones and leaves left unturned. Where I could still learn from my past and present but have a full future.

Which is worse, failing or never trying?  Never trying is always worse. Always. 

If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?  Isn't this the age-old question? Why do I spend all my time working? I may hate working but there's no other way to get to do the things I want without out first doing what I don't want.

When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you've done?  Sadly, I think the answer to this is yes.  

What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?  The level of tolerance that people have for one another.

If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?  Caring for animals and the elderly 

Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
Part of me is settling but more because that's the stage I'm at right now.

To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
More than I knew at the time certain decisions were being made.

How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
Happiness, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder 

What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?  I want to travel the world. Financial situations stop me.  
Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?  Yes, I think so.
If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?  No. A million doesn't go very far, before of after taxes. I'd stay and bank my checks all the while preparing to pursue other interests.

Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?  More work I enjoy doing. And I say this from personal experience. 

Do you feel like you've lived this day a hundred times before?
Unfortunately, yes.
What is the difference between being alive and truly living?  Being alive is easy. It's simply existing. Going about your daily life, not striving for better, not challenging yourself, taking chances and following dreams.

This. It hangs on the wall in my living room. 

If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?  Not all people learn from their mistakes. Sometimes they just keep making the same mistake.  
In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday? What about the day before that? Or the day before that?  Not at all, so why worry about things that are insignificant.  

Make it a great week!


  1. I remember those questions that will free your mind. I did all of them. Some of them were pretty thought provoking. Now we just need to question why winter is being the way it is.

  2. I love these questions, a lot of your answers were spot on!

    I want those biscuits now, they look soooooo goood!

  3. I'm so over winter too. It's supposed to snow again this week = fml. I love how introspective these questions are. The funny thing is I would've answered the same way for the 'million dollar' question. A million dollars REALLY isn't enough to up and quit my job haha. I'd put the million in investments and try to make it grow to a substantial amount before I quit.