living life

Mexico by john cheng

 Photo by Melissa C.

Photo by Melissa C.

Back in July, I had the opportunity to go on vacation with my wife and some good friends. If I'm completely honest, I build up a lot of anxiety before leaving on a trip like this. The idea that I'll be gone for x amount of time not being able to check emails and respond to clients, knowing that I'll be sitting around without my computer rather than being productive working on a project, or other similar thoughts creep into my head and give me nightmares about missing my Geometry final back in high school (a common anxiety nightmare that I have). 

But in spite of that, once the trip starts, I'm able to unwind and relax like I ought to. I was able to spend quality time with my wife and friends, allow my mind to wander and think about nothing, and drink beer to my hearts content. Now that I'm back, I'm just counting the days until my next vacation.

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Disneyland with Good Friends by john cheng

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Sometimes I get so caught up in what I assume my life should be like, such as working toward building a successful business/career, that I forget to enjoy life and the people around me. I forego hanging out with family and friends because I feel I should be working harder. 

Originally I was going to skip out on this Disney trip with my friends to work some more and catch up on much needed rest. But then I reminded myself that at this very moment in time, I'm the youngest that I'll ever be. I may be tired, but I'll just be more tired as time progresses. Why wait to enjoy life when I can enjoy the present?

I was tired the next day, but it was worth every minute.Here's to hanging out with my friends more and not worrying too much over what will happen tomorrow.

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