Who am I?

I find it very dif­fi­cult to sum things, peo­ple, or ideas up in a short and con­cise man­ner. I blame it on my appre­ci­a­tion of com­plex­i­ties.  I’ll try anyway.

I have one of those brains that makes it dif­fi­cult to go to sleep. Thoughts, thoughts, thoughts even when it’s time to rest. The tor­ture of a great idea while tak­ing a shower is unmatched. Peo­ple fas­ci­nate me. What are people’s sto­ries? Why do peo­ple make the deci­sions they make? What are peo­ple capa­ble of in one life time?

14 Favorite Things

As kids we love to call out our favorites. Some­thing about know­ing our favorites helps us cre­ate our iden­tity. As an adult, I real­ized there were a cou­ple of dif­fer­ent tiers but only a few things that fit in the very top. Of course, as life goes on I dis­cover new addi­tions to the tip-top tier. In no par­tic­u­lar order:

  1. Asym­me­try
  2. Matte Black
  3. Christ­mas
  4. The Beach
  5. The Olympics
  6. Last episodes of TV shows
  7. Drink­ing From a Mug (it’s studious)
  8. Yard Games
  9. Self-Awareness
  10. Boots
  11. Bags
  12. Shades
  13. Brush­ing my teeth
  14. Chips and Salsa/Guac/Queso

What’s This Blog About?

It’s mostly about tak­ing risks and try­ing to embrace the expe­ri­ences regard­less of results. As we approach mile­stones, we take time to reflect on life to that point. It’s unfor­tu­nate that the result inspired reflec­tion tends to be sad­ness about goals not accom­plished, things not achieved. Instead let’s make those reflec­tions cat­a­lysts to fin­ish the unfin­ished and dream of the pos­si­bil­i­ties ahead. Then let’s dare to try; dare to make those pos­si­bil­i­ties realities.


  • Fin

    LaMichael James.

    • http://ryanholdeman.com Ryan Holde­man

      He’s a close sec­ond. Soon to be #1