When is it not busy?

Dear Friend,

It’s been a busy year up till now, and that’s ok with me. I closed down my consultancy and joined a new firm in September. I went from being busy to super busy, and that’s ok.

Being busy means that I need to be hyper aware of my time. I need to be on point with work and with my family life. I need to invest my time in people and myself. Time is the only resource that is not renewable. One it’s gone, it’s gone.

Invest your time

There is no bank or mutual fund where you can invest your time in and get more time back. There is no way to stop the flow of time once it’s begun for us at conception. There are ways to capture it, to use it, but it all leads to once place. The future.

The most precious thing you can give any person is your time. As a parent, I spend a lot of my time with my children. I invest my time into them so that they become a better human being than me.

I invest my time with my wife so the I may have a deeper and loving relationship. Building a life with someone and ‘grow old’ with them is a wonderful thing.

I invest my time writing, reading, and tinkering. It is so that I can better myself. A better man. A more informed citizen. I invest my time working so that I may earn a living and prepare for the golden years.

Waste your time

I try not to waste time.

I try not to waste time on useless meetings and frivolous
work. I try not to waste my time on people that are negative and lack compassion.I try not to waste my time getting angry.

I try not to waste my time on things that don’t interest me.

I try not to waste my time, period.

Start today

Why am I spending time thinking about time?

It might be because my mortality is starting to stare me in my face. When I was in my 20’s, my body stayed the same for years. There was no noticeable change from 21 to 22 to 23, and so on.

Once I turned 40 I began to notice a change from year to year. A little more hair loss, an aging face, a bit too much weight around the belly. Add in family and work life, and I felt like time is accelerating.

In my 20’s, there was too much time. In my 40’s, there’s not enough. I’m reminded by the Rush song, “Time Stand Still.”

Summer’s going fast
Nights growing colder
Children growing up
Old friends growing older

Thank you

I want you to think about your time. It’s all you got and it’s not ‘all the time in the world.’

Do you feel the urgency yet?

I hope you do.

Thank you for reading. I hope that I did not waste your time.

Compartmentalize

Dear Friend,

I wrote three (3) out of the ordinary posts on my Machine Learning blog. I wonder if that was a wise thing to do.

I started THIS blog as way to explore what I’ve been feeling lately. To write about things that make me feel alive.

I CREATED this blog as a way compartmentalize my life. To make a professional and personal box.

Neat.

Tidy.

Fucked.
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I can’t compartmentalize my blogs any longer.

I can’t keep them separate. It’s not right.

I can’t be Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

I am both.

I am analytical. I’m empathetic. I’m searching

I can’t compartmentalize my life any longer

What to do?

I don’t know. Maybe I’ll take a break from other blog. I’ve already pulled off any Google Ads.

I gave up making money there. Why?

I already make money. Why do I want more?

More.

Everyone wants more, but more of what?

More money. More fun. More love.

More.

I want contentedness. Peace. Centering.

I want to look out into my backyard and feel magic again.

>when he was six he believed that the moon overhead followed him
> by nine he had deciphered the illusion, trading magic for fact
> no tradebacks… *Pearl Jam*

This life is awesome.