Recent lessons to note:
When someone shows you who they really are, believe them.
Sometimes the thing that is stressing you out isn’t what you think it is. Take a step back and look at the bigger picture.
Family above all else. Above this house. This island. Money. Opportunity. This is a good realization for me. Anywhere we go in life can be home if we’re together and creating happy moments and experiences. I love this house deeply, but it’s just a house at the end of the day. It’s a beautiful one and I especially love that Damir poured himself into building it. But the lesson is real and good: it’s just a house. The home is the people in it.
It is not necessary to open the whole metaphorical book for everyone. Keep some pages private. Open it on occasion. Close it when necessary. You don’t owe anyone the whole book.
Exercise — it does a body, and more importantly a mind, really really good.
On that note, gym memberships are unnecessary. Run in the forest with your dog instead. It’s better for everyone, as long as that island black bear stays away. (Photos from a recent early morning run)
Reach out to the good people and make sure they’re ok when they’re going through hard things. Let them know you’re there for them. Be there for them.
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