San Diego

Best day of my life…

Best day of my life...

What can I say, yesterday was the greatest day of my life! I asked my best friend to spend the rest of my life with me and she said YES!!!! I am so excited to share every moment with this beautiful woman. I thank God everyday for delivering the perfect partner for me. My heart is very full right now, and I’m not really sure what else to say!

New found obsession…

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As you can see, I have started taking pictures. This was brought on when my wonderful significant other gave me a DSLR camera for Christmas. Since then, it’s been about taking pictures in my spare time. There is something interesting about snapping a picture of something most people wouldn’t look twice at. It’s hard to find the beauty in everyday common things, but when you find it you can become lost in it. This picture for instance. This is simply a nut and bolt on one of the support beams for a pier near where I live. Nothing exceptional about it, no healing properties, no incredible colors or shapes, man-made, ultimately normal. And yet for some reason I took almost one hundred pictures of this nut and bolt. There is something interesting about the uncelebrated, the over looked, the simple. Who knows how long this has been here (probably some old civil engineer that designed it could tell me) but the important thing is that it is there. It is there and it is there to do its’ job. Ramble, ramble, ramble. What I want to get out through this entry is that there is something to be had in every little thing. No matter how minuscule and unappreciated you might feel, there is always someone out there that will take the time to notice and appreciate everything that you have done. 

The next chapter…

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It has been one week. I have started the newest chapter of my life. I am now a San Diego resident. This is probably one of the most significant moments of my life. Sure I’ve lived away from home, I’ve been away from family and friends, but nothing like this. I didn’t do the whole, “quit my job and pick up and leave”. I had a little bit different situation than that. Back in February of this year I made the decision that I wanted to move to San Diego, and I made that decision because of a girl. Don’t worry, we are still together and going strong. Moving down south proved to be a little bit more challenging and a little more time consuming than I initially thought it would be. Not the moving part, but the getting down there part. I said I made the decision back in February, it is now November and I am only one week into my move. It took around nine months to bring this dream to fruition. I told myself at the very beginning that I would not move down there without a job first. Easier said than done. Finding a job in a city that you do not currently live in or near proves to be quite the challenge. So after months of job hunting and resume posting I finally asked my current employer if there was any chance of a position in the area, and to my surprise they were willing to accommodate. Here I am, over a month into training for my new sales position, living in a new city, and enjoying every minute of it.

That’s my background. That’s who I am at this moment.

Complacency is a funny thing. It helps us feel secure, it brings a sense of pride, it allows us to become comfortable. With the pros always come cons. Becoming to complacent is never a good thing. Complacency can bring boredom, dullness, and regret. As humans we were put on this earth to enjoy life, to enjoy something that was created for us to honor and cherish. Basically what I’m trying to say, is go for it. Leap. Leap far. Take a chance and for once in your life, truly feel alive. Make a mistake, but make it with everything you have. The greatest thing that will happen is you will come away with a new vigor for life and more importantly you will walk away with a new experience. Who knows where I would be right now if I didn’t take a chance on something that I know is bigger than myself. I am the biggest culprit of complacency, but with the support of a loving woman and a new found faith that God has a wonderful plan for me, I’m leaping, far.

Take a chance, make a mistake, leap far.

“There are few things more pathetic than those who have lost their curiosity and sense of adventure, and who no longer care to learn.”        – Gordon B. Hinckley