Looking Forward

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I’m always thinking about the future. Be it the coming day or years beyond.. This can be an extremely frustrating flaw— for my wife and co-workers specifically — because it may appear as if I am not present. In fact, it makes me out to be a worrier. While I don’t deny these outright, I beg to differ that this is a flaw that needs to be changed.

It makes me a planner, and the future belongs to those that plan.

A quote I recently re-read from one of my favorite authors said, “Making money isn't hard in itself... What's hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting one’s life to.” (Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind)
I am coming off another epic adventure in my life that has had me away from my home for nearly 25 days and had me cross Israel, Spain and Portugal, for work and for pleasure. I say this with as much humility as possible: I am immensely grateful that my work allows these opportunities and luxuries. 

Yet, these opportunities are only possible because I plan. I work hard around the skills I know I possess and then tirelessly think, and re-think, what I can do to create moments that enhance my life, my family’s life and my team’s life.

With that said, cheers to the planners, the worriers and the thinkers. May they learn to factor in the present, but never ever change who they are.

Currently Reading: Currently rapping up Tana French’s “Faithful Place” and picked up numerous books in Portuguese while in Portugal to sharpen my Portuguese

Currently on the docket: Being gone a month makes the docket very daunting. I’ll be juggling notes on a conference edit from last May and several edits from my trip. Not to mention the numerous other tasks that come with catching up with the team and decorating our new office space!

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