Chapter 39 has begun. Another trip around the sun, and now I start the last year in my thirties. I don’t have anything profound to say, but I will continue to become a better husband, a better father, and just an overall better person (not like I’m shitty person tho lol).
Here are a few things to take with you that’s I’ve learned and still working on:
- No matter what you do, good or bad, someone will talk about you. Focusing on the negative things people say will only bring down your positive vibes. Continue to do you and be better than you were yesterday.
- Celebrate all victories, small or big. It doesn’t matter if you lost a pound or bought a new house. CELEBRATE ALL THINGS positive that happen to you!
- A bad day does not equal a bad life. Setbacks happen, but it’s how you respond that shows just how great you are.
- Be kind and be humble. No one likes an asshole.
- Start doing the things that you were scared of doing before. No ‘regerts’ (commercial joke) But do the thing that you always wanted to do. Skydiving? Go jump! Swimming? Let’s go, Nemo! Don’t be the one to say I wish I would have done ***insert action here***. Make a plan and execute.
- Don’t worry, be happy! Stop worrying so much. If something happens, ask yourself “Is there anything I can do to make this situation better?” If the answer is yes, then do something about it.
I guess I did say some profound-ish type stuff. But you get the drift. We’re not getting any younger so don’t waste your time fearing things that haven’t happened yet or being worried over something you can’t control. But enough of those life lessons
The Mrs. bought an “Adventure Challenge” book which contains pre-designed dates for couples. It gives you detailed instructions on what to do and you just follow the lead. Our 1st challenge, we made some alterations because the original instructions called for a lot of food (we’re working on our beach bodies). So we had to use a fake accent for the entire date and make up a fake place if asked. So somehow, our voices became the ‘countriest of country” but I don’t think our waitress cared enough to ask WTH was going on. Here’s a snippet of what transpired (hopefully you can hear over the background noise. it didn’t sound this loud when we were in the restaurant) :
Even though my wife and I take date nights frequently, this neat little book threw in a lil ‘razzle dazzle’. We plan on doing the whole book and ya’ll gonna come on this ride with us. The book gives you advice on suggested time needed for the date, if you need a baby sitter, if you need to drive, etc. It’s a neat lil book and we hope to do more soon.