Going to the gym with my Dad tonight got me thinking about Father’s Day. Once a year we have this holiday that celebrates everything that is Dad. I’m really thankful to have a father like mine even though I don’t tell him that nearly enough. My Dad and I are very similar people in many respects: We are both picky about our likes and dislikes; We both ponder about very abstract concepts and there’s no denying that I got my sense of humor from him. (My Mom would say that is true for better or for worse!)
What kind of gift do you get for a Dad who means the world to you? There are material items like t-shirts, coffee mugs or a free meal that help show gratitude but they mean nothing if you don’t have any feeling behind them. No matter what kind of gift you get your Dad, it should be something that you know he will appreciate because you bought it for him out of love.
Fathers and sons have an unspoken bond. Unlike Moms where it’s common to speak your feelings; when it comes to Dads there is more of an understanding of feeling through action rather than speech. Here are some Father’s Day gift ideas to consider. Whatever you get, I know that he will appreciate the gesture.
Remember that Father’s Day is only a month away so start thinking about what you are going to give your old man for his special day.
It’s been quite a month. I’ve been pushing hard to get my business going and believe it or not, it’s actually working! I’ve been picking up clients, getting paid, and being able to buy copious amounts of coffee. Life is good! I feel good, I’m going to the gym and the weather is finally getting nicer out!
On a broader scale, it’s crazy that the Boston Bombings happened. It was sad reminder that there are still plenty of people out there who would gladly inflict harm on the innocent. One minute that crowd of people were enjoying themselves; enjoying everything great about being alive. The next…chaos, destruction, death. Life is fragile and it’s times like these that we need to remember to appreciate our loved ones and the fact that we are alive. The footage brought back memories of the bombing I experienced in Jerusalem. I won’t go on about it in this post but if you want to read my article; go here.
Live your life like there’s no tomorrow and never give up. Never surrender to evil. Instead, hold you head high and only be a servant of good. How do you handle bad things when they happen?
I trust that everyone is doing well? I’ve been spending the last month or so getting my freelance writing business going. In truth, there are some weeks that are more successful than others but all in all, it’s definitely on the up-and-up. As I sit hit typing this; I think about all the times I was told “No, this isn’t going to work” or “Just give up on your dreams,” I pause and reflect. Being a freelance writer isn’t a cakewake at all. It’s a lot of hard work and a heavy dose of personal discipline.
There will be days that try me as I continue to run my business. I recognize this fact but don’t let it stop me from working my hardest to make something of myself. I am choosing a life that isn’t for the faint-hearted but there is no doubt in my mind that it’s a worthy undertaking for someone willing to think outside of the box. My biggest hope is that my success continues and that one day I’ll meet a nice Jewish girl who appreciates my admittedly off-the-beaten-path sense of self. I’m not a cookie cut dude who is like everyone else. No, I see the world differently from most. I see a beautiful world where anything is possible if you put your mind to it;where if you say you want to become someone then you need to work your hardest to strive to meet those goals.
For now, I’ll just keep on writing and imagining how wonderful our world can be when we reach for full potential.
How’s everyone doing? I just realized that I haven’t made a post in far too long. My life has been extremly busy lately as I work on getting my writing business going in full swing. For the first since since declaring myself a freelance writer, I’m actually making a profit from it that is allowing me to not be completely reliant on my family. It’s a lot of work to actually make money of course from my writing but I’m finding it very enjoyable. Think about it for a moment…I’m actually making money from doing what I love.
There’s a lot of work to be done but at least I’m taking the necessary steps towards creating a brighter future for myself. Send me an email if you have any leads or want to hire me on to work on a project. I’m open to having a professional discussion on the matter.
Although I might not always seem like it to those who know me in person; I actually do enjoying cooking! Sadly I’m not that good at it yet but I’m trying to work on. Before I lived in Hawaii, I couldn’t cook anything to save my life. Nowadays I can follow most basic recipes…although I don’t think I’ll be hired as a chef anytime soon.
Tonight I made my Mom dinner!
Mom’s Spaghetti Dinner 1/14/13
Mom’s Spaghetti Dinner for Two
1/4 Packet of Trader Joe’s Spaghetti
1 Cup Pasta Sauce
Dressing of your choice
Boil spaghetti in water until it’s cooked.
Add pasta sauce and simmer on stove-top for 3 minutes.
Place Spaghetti w/ sauce on plate.
Place salad on plate.
Add dressing to salad.
Place olives on plate.
Question of the Day:
What is your favorite dish to cook?
My name’s Matt and I write….and sometimes cook too!
To start off my first post of the new year I wanted to share my fitness photo of the month….
January Fitness Photo
As you can see, I’ve been making some progress. Earlier today I investigated what this whole “YOLO” phenomenon was and in the words of McKayla Maroney; I wasn’t impressed. In my opinion YOLO is nothing more than the banterings of folks who seem to think that it’s okay to excuse yourself from foolishness.
“Should I steal this car? #YOLO!”
“Cheat on this test? #YOLO”
“Run around naked in front of the cops? #YOLO”
I have no idea if anyone has ever said any of this, but from my experience so far that’s the type of garbage excuses I’ve seen with that hashtag. In seriousness, the reason I even looked the term up was because of this stupid kid who boasted about his drunk driving on Facebook a few days ago (complete with the #YOLO tag)! Pardon me if I think that is completely moronic.
That’s my banter for the day. I just had to let it out.
Here’s my question for you:
What trends do you see in the world that you think are completely silly?
This has been a pretty busy month for me with Hanukkah and all. I happy to announce that artist (and my friend) Sarah Rothman has commissioned a cover for The Shattered Spirit.
Illustration by Sarah Rothman
If you would like to contact her for work let me know and I’ll get you in touch with her. Also, at this time I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!
This year has had its ups (Graduation from Graduate School, Travel to Australia, My cousin had a baby girl) and its downs (My aunt passed away…). As in all things one must take both the good and the bad and put it all into perspective.
I realize that it’s bee a long time since I’ve talked about this subject but I have some good news. I’ve been working out rigorously at the gym and it’s definitely paying off. As of this last weekend, I’m below 200 pounds. I never would have thought it possible and yet here I am sticking to my plan to get myself whipped into shape.
What inspires you to keep going?
My name is Matt and I write.
PS: To read more about my exercise adventures be sure to check out this article I wrote!