Back again…

by admin on August 5, 2015

Sevilla, Spain

I haven’t written on this thing in about 14 months. Not sure what happened to me the last year-plus, but I’m sitting here in my apartment in Spain, and just realized that I’m here. You see, writing for me makes me hold myself accountable. Maybe for some reason I haven’t wanted to hold myself accountable for the last year? Who knows.

I’m re-reading a book I read about 3 or 4 years ago. It might have been the start this crazy dream I had. I wanted to move overseas for an extended amount of time. Why? I saw it as exciting. Why else would I be driven to sell my business, house, cars and give away about 75% of my stuff?

Any way, I just had to write that I’m here. After almost three years of saving, planning and selling tons of stuff I’ve reached my goal. Now what? Well, I’ll write about how the last couple years of this journey went, and what I have planned for the next journey of my life.

It feels good that I’m here, and that I’ve reached my goal. But, it is true that the journey is 100x more rewarding than the goal itself. I’ll dive deeper in the next post, and hopefully ask some questions which can help you, while also sharing some questions which are currently helping me. That’s right… I’ll share the questions. If you have the right questions, the answers will come… and getting to the answers is the journey.

Life and Love,

Matt

URBAN SURVIVAL

by admin June 16, 2014

I’ve gotten quite a few questions about the training I took part in June 12-14th. In short, it was an Urban Survival class which had several elements of Anti Terrorism, Escape and Evasion. I was one of nine participates, which were taught by a team of four main instructors which included a Vietnam vet, tactical […]

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PRAYING THAT YOU DON’T WANT TO PRAY (2/2)

by admin March 6, 2014

I won’t lie, I didn’t feel good about it.  I was ideally praying that I didn’t want to pray.  … But I believe that is ok.  Prayer is not suppose to be pretty all of the time.  Many times we can’t see all of the things we need to be grateful for.  Other times we have a very heavy, uncompassionate […]

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PRAYING THAT YOU DON’T WANT TO PRAY (1/2)

by admin February 27, 2014

I’ve prayed just about every night of my life, dating back as early as I can remember.  It is a practice my mom started with me, praying a common prayer before I went to bed as a child.  I remember praying through elementary school, Jr. high, high school, college and beyond, every night.  Did I miss some… to […]

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FORTY YEAR OLD CHECK UP (3/5)

by admin February 23, 2014

Maybe it was a special occasion I wanted to tell someone how proud of them I was, or simply tell someone I am there for them if they need someone to talk to.  I remember, a man I knew who lost his wife to aggressive cancer, and ended up giving the ugly at his wife’s funeral […]

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IT IS NOT FREEDOM (2/2)

by admin February 20, 2014

Therefore, I think many people mix up freedom with escapism. There are healthy ways to exercise our freedom, which doesn’t include running away from our issues.  The unfortunate fact is that many of our “escapism” tools become rooted in our brain chemically, and before too long they become our “go to” choice of ignoring what we need […]

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IT IS NOT FREEDOM (1/2)

by admin February 13, 2014

Through human development, we have times in our lives, where we want to explore and find more freedom.  It could be around two years of age, when we are fully mobile and want to go into rooms which are off limits, or leave mom or dad’s side to explore a new area of the park.  It could […]

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FORTY YEAR OLD CHECK UP (5/5)

by admin February 6, 2014

3.  REPAY.  As I mark 40 years I’ve been living on this earth, I have to notice that I owe so much to so many people.  My parents, relatives, friends, teachers, and a list including many more have all added to my growth, and downright survival.  Food, love, education and opportunities were not created by me, but were created […]

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FORTY YEAR OLD CHECK UP (4/5)

by admin January 30, 2014

2.  REFRESH AND REWRITE.  Everyday is a new day to start new… I know you’ve heard this one before.  You might have heard it so many times, you’ve overlooked the fact that it is true.  I know I have.  We all have to understand that “change” does not happen over time.  It happens in an instant.  Many times it just takes us […]

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FORTY YEAR OLD CHECK UP (2/5)

by admin January 16, 2014

I remembered back 20 years ago when I really started rolling in my business, wanting to one day do what I get to do today fulltime.  Twenty years ago I traveled overseas for the first time, and ever since, I’ve continued to add new places and cultures to my list. I met my girlfriend, who is now […]

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