Training

I’m going to start martial arts training in addition to my cardio and regular workouts.

It’s something I’ve always been interested in, I love MMA, and at 43 I feel like it’s time. Kickboxing and Brazilian jujutsu.

Also going to be getting my first tattoo when we get back from vacation, again something I’ve always wanted to do, but I never had anything meaningful enough to me to tattoo and I felt like I was not in good enough shape.

I’m in the best place I’ve ever been in with my wife and we have embarked on some new experiences as well.

I feel like a caterpillar that is coming out of its shell and morphing into a butterfly. That’s the best analogy I could come up with.

Im so excited and can’t wait to see where this will all take me!!

Big Changes

Hey everyone, sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted, With everything going on in the world, I have lost track of time, days and weeks go by quickly.

I have a few things I would like to share, first is that my love of tech is lacking lately, scrolling through my twitter I still engage with some tech accounts, and tech posts, when the iOS 14 beta came out, I added it right away, and I have added chat groups there in iMessage now, I don’t need any other chat apps, which was an issue for me before, switching around, on my iPhone I have mainly switched to stock apps, and don’t have a lot on my phone anymore, and I don’t find myself having much to say in the group chats anymore, my homescreen isn’t super interesting, there haven’t been any new apps that blow my skirt up, I’m not rushing out paying for subscriptions I don’t need, I have cancelled them all, pretty much, I’m not really downloading the latest apps, I’m just feeling meh about tech these days, and I’m not sure if and when that will change, I will always love tech, but also the fact that this year I’m not looking forward to the new phone, and I’m seriously considering keeping my 11 pro and watch series 5 for another year or so, says a lot to me, that would have never happened before! I will still write and post about tech but prolly not that much, my interests have shifted.

I have gotten back into basketball and UFC again in a large way, I have really gotten back into fitness, set some serious goals, and I’m starting to crush them, I have been spending a lot more time with my wife and kids, connecting with them on deeper levels then before, I have also been focusing on making friends and maintaining relationships, so those are the things that interest me a lot now.

I have been going to counseling to deal with childhood and early adult issues that affect all of my relationships and I feel like I’m growing as a person and a husband and a father and a friend.

I will be continuing with this blog as I feel it’s important to me, but what I’m saying is that it’s not going to be primarily tech focused, I may write about some workouts or fitness goals, I may write about my thoughts about this weekends UFC fight, or any UFC fight, or about professional or college basketball, or some awesome sneakers that are coming out or for that matter I may get personal and write about stuff that has happened to me in the past, and how I deal with it, or write about stuff in my life, or maybe just post photos of fun times.

Basically I’m saying that I’m changing, my interests are changing, and my writing will be changing, and I hope you all stick around for it, because I appreciate all of you guys that read this!

Thoughts

I have been super busy trying to prepare for quarantine the last couple of weeks. I haven’t been writing much, I haven’t been on my social media, or engaging in my chatgroups as much as normal. I will be trying to change this behavior ASAP. I still have a lot of topics I would like to write about, and I’m working on those now, and I’m starting to interact more in other places. I hope you all stay safe in this challenging time.

Taking A Break From Chat Apps

I recently decided to take a break from extra chat apps, I deleted them off my phone, Slack is gone, Telegram is gone, and WhatsApp is gone.

The reason is I’m really getting focused on fitness and health related things, and even if I put a chat app on a second page or in a folder I can’t stop checking It randomly.

I also find myself spending time in them that could be much better spent elsewhere, and I have noticed myself being not as present with my family or what’s going on because I’m wondering what was said by who, etc.

By deleting them I no longer have that option, and it’s a great fit for me, I still am using Twitter and iMessage, that’s plenty for the time being.

The Last Two Weeks

I haven’t been writing much because ive just had a stressful couple of weeks, had some major car issues, so I had to get a ride to work, getting up earlier than usual, then worrying about it at night so I haven’t been getting enough sleep, finally got that fixed tues night.

Then last weekend we took the kids sledding and my son went down the hill and it was a huge hill all ice, just one walking path to get back up, and got scared when he got to the bottom because people can’t control where they go on the sleds and he almost got slammed into, so I went rushing down to get him and I slipped on the ice and my left leg went down and my right leg stayed planted and I just felt a pop, so I feel like I tweaked something, it still is hurting a week later.

I haven’t been able to goto the gym in like 2 weeks because of only having one car since I was working on mine and making sure the kids get to their activities and I couldn’t do anything anyways because of my leg, I could barely put pressure on it until tues.

On Wednesday my wife’s grandfather passed away, he took a turn for the worse on Monday and then passed on Wednesday but he was dying slowly for three days, which is extremely painful to watch and deal with especially for my wife, they were very close, and all of us thought he would live forever, he was super tough and had such a great outlook on life, he was kind and generous and funny, a true great man, and an inspiration.

Last night I got sick, which I rarely do but once a year, but I think it’s from the last two weeks not getting enough sleep, pushing myself hard, and the stress of everything. I went to bed at about 8pm last night and I woke up this morning and feel quite a bit better except for a sore neck because I slept on the couch, because I wanted to quarantine myself so no one got sick before the funeral on Monday

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, but things are slowly getting back to normal, so I’ll be back to writing more often and back on twitter as well.

Busy Weekend

This weekend was a super busy and fun weekend. My wife graduated with her masters, My sons family birthday party, and a local Christmas parade. It was a lot of fun and quite a bit of rushing around.

Sunset I captured on the way to the Christmas walk
Same photo unedited but with night mode on
Parade photo
Parade photo
Parade photo
Graduation, We’re so proud of her!!
Graduation