Welcome to another late night post about…..Life
Do you guys ever feel like there is more to life?
More to life then; working, eating, laying around, and trying to find time to socialize.
Are you sick of falling into this routine, where you do the same thing everyday for 5-7 days a week.
This is what I call, falling into the the Abyss of this thing we call Life.
(The Sunken place was already taken)
For me, I can’t say that I’m happy, but I can’t say I’m not. It’s more like satisfied. No, It’s more like,,, I’m drowning in a pool of mediocrity.
(I would say ocean of mediocrity, but who am I kidding? I live the beyond simple life.)
I know how much I preach that I’m a simple man with even simpler taste. But I can’t help but feel that there is more to life than this. There is more to my life then; going to work, hitting the gym, eating dinner, and laying around.
That’s not all I do, but that’s pretty damn close.
Now I’m not saying falling into a routine is a bad thing. I honestly prefer routines on most days. Working all day, then hitting the gym, and coming home to make dinner and gaming the rest of the night. Is something I can get used to. It is something I can honestly do the rest of my life and not have a problem with it. Or so I thought…
In the back of my head I just know that there is something missing.
I don’t crave that late night party scene.
I don’t crave the attention of females. ….. Suspect….
I don’t crave a change of scenery.
It’s kind of like Adam and Eve. They had everything they could’ve wanted. But yet they craved the one thing they couldn’t have.
I had this conversation with Tristany a few nights ago, about how rich people get depressed. Now don’t jump to conclusions, I’m not depressed. But the conversation ended with the realization that rich people can buy whatever they wanted. But there are just some things you can’t buy. Will happiness come with all that wealth, or will a whole new set of issues arise?
The point is, yeah, money can get you everything you’ve ever wanted. But then what? People set goals to buy a house, or buy a car, or buy a boat, whatever. But what comes after that? Are you truly happy.
The way this concept has an impact on my life is, for the longest time I wanted to move out of Spearfish. Ok, lets back up.
In high school all I wanted was to have a chance to play college ball. I got that chance.
Then in college all I wanted to do was put on weight and compete for a starting position. Somewhat got that. (emoj)
After college ball all I wanted to do was lose weight. Dropped a few cup sizes.
While losing weight is still a working progress, my main goal at the time was to graduate. Barely got that.
Then for the longest time all I wanted to do was move out of Spearfish. And here we are about to head into week 2 of living in Sioux falls. And the questions arise. Am I happy? Now what?
Find a wife? God no.
Get a hobby? This is my hobby
Travel? Hm, that sounds fun.
I’m the type of guy that isn’t comfortable becoming complacent. There’s always a next level I must reach. Everybody has this inside of them, in a way. That’s why everybody get this empty feeling after they beat a game, or finish a show. That question always arise.
To escape this Abyss we call Life. You must always have some type of goals set for yourself. Doesn’t matter what they are. Don’t stop at getting that car after you save every nickel and dime you earn. Aim higher and go buy a house. Don’t stop grinding once you get that house, turn all that energy and effort you spent on reaching your goal and focus on bettering yourself. Now, nobody has ever reached peak physical, mental, and financial stability, but once you feel like you have, go focus on bringing others to your level.
Don’t become complacent, Don’t stop the grind.
Let’s see where Traveling takes us.
James Marshall Signing off, stay woke everyone.