The past is remembered. Live in the moment. The future is in you.
-Mike Caceres, who is a blogger, hiker, and traveler
...my craving takes over everything.
For instance, last Thursday, I ordered a chicken quesadilla and super nachos at a fast food spot. (It takes about 3 people to finish what I have ordered. Yuh, massive.)
Did I finish it? Apparently, I did not. I placed it in my fridge as a leftover. (Yes, my parents raised me to not throw food away.) Later that night, I finished eating it.
Why my craving takes over everything? I am not mentally tough enough. Control my mind before I order something massive. I must know my limits.
Before I order a meal, I must ask myself, "Can I finish this?"
How was my tummy doing? Obviously, I was full. Thus, I end my writing on this note.
If I were rich, I do not want to:
Why, so? Because that is not my type of happiness. I do not want to fully spend my money on possessions (or materials) anymore. Again, go with what makes you happy.
Then, what is your type of happiness? Currently, my happiness is blogging, coaching, YouTubing, and traveling.
Myself from 10 years ago would not have imagine me doing this. Why blogging? I hated writing and reading. Why coaching? I was very shy and quiet. Also, I had a low self-esteem. Why YouTubing? I was scared behind the camera. Why traveling? I hardly went out.
I am reinventing myself.
Imagine what happens to my future self in 10 years from now.
We shall see.
Make it that way. (Always start with a plan.)
Last night, my good friend gave me a great advice about finding ways to blog or YouTube (work on skits/sketches) wisely, efficiently, and effectively.
First, set a plan and a deadline. Then, slowly take it step-by-step.
Yes, this is already my 68th blog post. Now, I should stop blogging whenever I feel like it. (Go in a timely, orderly manner.) Set your alarms and schedules. I will post a blog entry every Monday night at 9:30 (possibly before your bedtime). That way, consistency (for every week) can improve my writing. It is official now.
Also, I am making changes on my YouTube channel. On Mondays, I will write out 3 full skits, including the scenes. (Go in bulks. No more completing only one skit at a time.) At the end of the day, I will e-mail my outline to my cameraperson, who is also one of my good friends. Then, we will match our availability for another time to completely film the 3 skits in one whole day. For another day, I will edit the 3 short videos.
Now, I am ready to upload the videos either every other week or every month. (Most likely, I will post one video every month.) After the second video is uploaded on YouTube, continue the cycle. (Stick with the better routine.)
Again, slowly taking it step-by-step. I am not completing the tasks all at once anymore. (It was exhausting.) Save my energy.
On my mark. Get set, go!
It is a plan. (One of my bucket lists.) I have not decided a specific time yet. Eventually, it will happen anytime soon.
As of now, I am starting to a sell my unnecessary possessions (materials, junks, and etc.), then use that money for my road trip across America. I have a few worthy possessions, such as RV trailer, motorscooter, Golden State Warriors 2015 championship SnapBack hat, and a pair of Nike's Stephen Curry Player Exclusive shoes.
(I am very grateful for my dad giving me the RV trailer and motorscooter. I barely beg or ask for gifts. Am I spoiled, then?)
Currently, I have not spent on any clothes, shoes, or etc. (I already own plenty enough. Now, I am either donating or selling them.) This is the most I have ever saved my money in my life. (That is a progress.)
Therefore, I am exchanging my possessions for a road trip across America.
Yes, I am constantly learning for more life hacks. Obviously, life hacks will come in handy during my road trip.
For now, my journey is on hold. I will keep you posted. (Side note: During this road trip, I might blog and/or vlog.)
On my lunch break, I walked to Subway. I was clearly eavesdropping while I ate my Subway sandwich.
Who was I eavesdropping?
I caught a lady talking aggressively on her phone. (She was worst than loitering. You can obviously hear and watch her in front of Subway. While I was eating my sandwich, she sometimes walked around me.)
She wanted to sue her auto insurance. Mainly, I heard her complaining, "Blah, blah, blah..." She was always accusing her auto insurance. (Pointing fingers at them.) Importantly, I did not hear any strong comeback (point) from her. As her phone conversation was close to an end, she apologized. Then, she hung up and said to herself, "F*** them!"
Needless to say, she was in her own bubble. She did not seem to care about her surroundings. All in all, she only focused on herself and the phone conversation.
Was she a huge distraction to myself? No, I stayed at my spot. Also, I finished my sandwich as well. She left before me.
I capture a selfie moment with lively dog (picture shown above).
These were cheap at the time. No wonder, I bought them in bundles. Obviously, I was excited. Now, look what happens. They are obsolete. These DVDs are meaningless. (I was brainwashed.)
I cannot dispose them nor recycle them.
So, I dropped them off in green donation box.
Therefore, possessions do not last forever. (Time flies.) It is an ongoing cycle every time I have owned new possessions. Lately, I have slowed down from buying stuff.
That is a progress.
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