Hard, Fun and Beautiful – Holiday Hangover Edition

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Last week Thanksgiving came and went. There was family, almost half a work week and now I’m back to a grueling full week.

It’s not easy to transition from so much fun back to full steam ahead.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy challenging myself. It’s fun to reflect on my accomplishments, but it’s also fun to do nothing for a whole day except for eating, napping and hanging out with family.

Let’s begin:


Midway through last week I hit a wall. On Wednesday I felt like I was carrying a sack of potatoes all day long.

I know it’s all mental, but it felt like a Friday. I wanted to go home and go to bed.

At the end of the week, it was interesting to watch my struggle. I found it hard to transition into going on vacation.

It sounds weird, but going away causes me a lot of anxiety. However, that’s for a whole new week of reflection.


I’m really diving into my drawing. Oh how I missed it so.

Yes, I’ve been dabbling, but lately I’ve really let the creative side of me come out. I think there is a lot of potential to help people work happier.

One of my drawings made my wife blurt out a laugh. She wasn’t expecting the image to stimulate her funny bone and that’s what made it so cool.

If there was a pie graph comparing my ability to learn visually vs. auditorily, There would be only a tiny sliver reserved for “auditorily” out of that pie.

How do you prefer to learn?


I love reflecting about the beauty that I see and hear. Since I talked so much about the visual side of how I process information, now I’ll focus a little on the audio.

I want to talk about my favorite classical artist.

Johann Sebastian Bach is my favorite. His mental limberness is amazing to have on my iPod. It’s like a little whisper from God to my ears.

What about you?

What has been hard, fun and beautiful in your life? I’ll see you in the comment section.

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Darren Rowse of Problogger wrote a really cool post on his personal site. It's called Ping. I'll give you a hint. It involves birds and laptops.

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