Sometimes ‘x’ doesn’t equal ‘y’.

There are millions and millions of blog posts, hundreds of thousands of websites, and tens of thousands of similar ideas all searching for the truth in things. We dig and we dig and we dig, and I have to ask, “How much progress are we actually making?” I don’t know. I guess, sometimes I feel like a dog chasing its tail. 1. My girlfriend My … Continue reading Sometimes ‘x’ doesn’t equal ‘y’.

Sometimes ‘x’ doesn’t equal ‘y’.

There are millions and millions of blog posts, hundreds of thousands of websites, and tens of thousands of similar ideas all searching for the truth in things. We dig and we dig and we dig, and I have to ask, “How much progress are we actually making?” I don’t know. I guess, sometimes I feel like a dog chasing its tail. 1. My girlfriend My … Continue reading Sometimes ‘x’ doesn’t equal ‘y’.

A week of doing nothing

Over the past week, I tried doing nothing. At least, nothing regarding writing/reading/work. Supposedly, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and other big names have done it because of the copious amount of benefits it brings; catch up on sleep, get away from work, think of new and better ideas. Some say that the biggest ideas they have ever thought of occurred during this time. So, I thought I would give it a try.

Days 1-3

I initially thought the first 1-3 days would be enough time for me to recover and recharge. During this time I felt sharp, and regularly found myself thinking of new blog posts/other random projects to start. I felt little to no restlessness about going back to work or being productive in any sort of way and, as you could say, felt the most present. I felt like I was applying the things I learned the past few weeks into my daily life and that I was connecting dots. The first 3 days were great, however, I believe why my experience went so well was because I already had planned to have an entire week off. The usual 1-2 days I get on the weekends doesn't usually cut it. This is most likely true because of its short timeframe.

Days 4-5

This is where I started to feel the same as I was before I began the week of doing nothing, like I got used to this routine. I started to feel restless and began reading articles on Medium. I wanted to start working at something again, and I particularly remember one morning where I cranked out 120 pushups for no reason. I wasn't consciously applying new thought into my daily from the things I have learned the few weeks prior and didn't feel as sharp as I was in days 1-3.

Day 6+

I don't know if I just suck at this week of doing nothing thing, but by day 6-7 I was impatient and ready to put in some work. (Plus, I know I've always been slightly a workaholic or someone who stays sane by producing "work.") Facebook notifications started to die down, nobody from work was bothering me and life was quiet. So quiet, I didn't know what do with my life. I was worried about work/being productive, and there wasn't a single creative bone in my body. I felt like I was falling behind the learning curve, which caused me to feel restless. (more…)

Human Fertilization Taught Me More Than Just Life

Competition is higher than ever and the almost-unimaginable skill level humanity has reached makes the work force seem like a race you shouldn’t even begin. Plus, add the internet into the mix and you give millions of people access to unlimited knowledge and endless opportunities. Even with all these Albert Einstein Jrs. walking around, you still wouldn’t believe what some people are sacrificing just for a job promotion or to make a few extra bucks. Family lives, personal health, vacations … Continue reading Human Fertilization Taught Me More Than Just Life