Historically, I’d been concerned with the inevitable burnout of this incessant hustle. But right here and now, in this moment, I have too much to be grateful for. I write this (April 27th) after waking up on farmland at an organic vineyard outside of Hood River, OR. The experience was so calming and fulfilling, even beyond the obvious peacefulness and simple days that are the norm there. My dear friend and I decided to "make it official” and start dating. Chloe works on the farm there, feeding goats and pigs, irrigating gardens, building farming systems, and various other tasks. She enjoys a very different day-to-day than I do, if you can even pin anything down as a regular day for me. And all of it reminded me of how simple life really is (or can be). It’s a beautiful life that I truly envy and admire. Someone that I love lives that life, and that’s a wonderful refresher for me to stay aware of gratitude along the journey.
Going through a period of recalibration and clarity is exciting and grounding all at once. Reconnecting with the personal center and bringing proactive thought back to the right places has become easier and easier since moving west, and the epic remains unwritten entirely.
Looking forward to a full night’s sleep, full day’s work, and then a long weekend. A weekend of meetings, greetings, skating, and drinks with the friends around the San Francisco bay is worth it, so the hype remains.
“Somewhere between ‘I want it’ and I got it’” - Drake
Ambition is a great accelerator but a horrible master. Trying to stay fed yet remain hungry.
- 7Ply Epic