It’s been a minute or two since I sat down to write and update the blog. I swear you say you’re going to stick to a schedule and then life seems to happens around it, leaving you with nothing more than the guilt of a letdown self to pardon with. In a way the fun little paradox I’m talking about is a real life example of the underlying premise of this very blog; meaning, Modern Day Mavericks aims to unearth the little truths in life that help us unchain from the mental prisons in which we construct over time.
Since the creation of Modern Day Mavericks, I’ve struggled with forming an underlying theme and direction for the blog. At first I thought MDM would become a travel blog. I love to travel and interact with varying cultures, and my current goal in life is to become financially free, while also getting paid to travel the world. I thought creating a resource for people to use on their own travels would be a cool way to create the life I’ve been wanting to live. However, I’ve found that although I still desire to travel the world and meet the different people that make up our vast landscape, I now realize I am deeply passionate about people; more specifically human development and how we can tap into our innermost potential.
Since the last time you joined me here on the site I have driven around 5,000 spectacular, raw American miles. I was able to coach my nephew Trae’s wrestling team in New Jersey a few days before I made the cross-country journey back here to the Bay area in California. I’ve self-published my first short story: “Racing Toward Death: One Man’s Journey to Free His Soul”, which happens to be available for download; for FREE, until the end of the day - Aug. 24th, so be sure to go on Amazon and get your copy. I now have a 2.5-month old kitten named, Orca. He’s a cute little beast who’s a great travel companion. I’m once again working as a barista at Coyote Coffee in Tam Valley, but am now living out of my van and am slowly getting used to the minimalist lifestyle. A few days ago Kamala the Van held her first dinner party, where 5 friends and I gathered in the van for an enjoyable pizza and beer dinner. The very next day we loaded up my cat, a few huskies, and went to the top of Mt. Tam where we grilled out above the clouds and did nothing more than enjoy the company of another.
My past experiences have led me to see how much I love people and have also shown me that I want to form a career revolving around helping others reach their goals, accomplish their dreams, and maybe possibly even be able to help others naturally walk themselves out of depression. These are the things in which I’m most passionate. I’ve seen the darkness that’s birthed from a helpless state of being, but have also found that it is ultimately a self-created ill that can be overcome through an adoption of a different mental framework, or better yet, a different lens to view the world around. I wake up every day looking for new ways to improve on the day before, but am always thankful for who I am and what I have. You see, I’ve found that in the game of life it doesn’t matter what actually happens to you, the only thing that truly matters is your perception and attitude toward the given situation you find yourself in. If you were able to understand yourself and what makes you feel or do a certain thing, then you could ultimately tap into your innermost potential and inevitably see that we live in a world with self-created limitations.
I want to help you see that your life matters. Your life is full of purpose, full of passion, and full of incredible things. I’d like to help you see that the only thing standing in the way of you and your dreams, is nothing more than the ego of your mind. Learn to understand your mind, your will, and yourself intimately- because that will ultimately dictate and direct where you go in life.
I haven’t been as good about writing as of late, but that’s because I’ve been so busy doing other things. As much as I want to get this up and going I find other things to keep me going as well. I am starting to learn that I am full of great new ideas, but at some point in life you have to make some decisions and commit to something you’d like to accomplish. If you’ve been following my blog then you know I have a lot of dreams and aspirations, but in the past month the importance of going deeper on one thing at a time has really been weighing on my heart, and on my mind. To be true, I’m glad it’s starting to have its stronghold on my consciousness because I really do want to find some traction and start to make some more “visible” headway in the direction I am going.
Do me a favor and take a moment to read my GoFundMe. I know it’s probably not at the top of your list of desires and definitely isn’t close to the top of your list in priorities, it would mean the world to me.
Now also, if I can be real and you can be still, I’d like to say the thing to say: your extra moment with us in thought and free will, is all we ask and be thankful we shall. We will cherish your generosity with the utmost reciprocity, take a chance on us, and let the value of belief shine through all we can do. Thank you so much!