After a three year hiatus, I’ve decided that now is the time to continue blogging on a regular basis. When I created this blog, I was in the midst of preparing for major life changes. My wife and I were on the verge of relocating from the West coast to the East coast, a journey that would require us to complete a cross-country drive in three days. Also, I was transitioning from a career as an engineer to becoming a full-time doctoral student. Probably the greatest aspect of my changing life at that time was the upcoming birth of our first child. Needless to say, things were got crazy. As I struggled to adjust to life away from sunny San Diego (given the beautiful weather there, you too would have withdrawals), juggling my duties as a new father and first-year PhD student essentially killed off any free time I had for blogging.
While looking back over the past three years, I can truly say that those life changes led to a rapid evolution of my perspective on life and the world we live in. Gone are the days where I once denounced the “corporate drone” lifestyle and only encouraged entrepreneurial free spirit. The unique blend of capitalism and socialism in our society does require that someone starts the businesses that employ the masses. But, at the end of the day, we’re all occupying space on the blue marble (planet Earth) while trying to make a living and enjoy ourselves at the same time. My focus has always been on making a difference in the lives of others. However, I now concentrate my efforts on finding the right balance to be able to live, inspire, and enjoy simultaneously. It is always easier said than done, but I’m keeping my eye on the prize.
With that said, through blogging, I plan to continue influencing the masses with my thoughts, feelings and opinions on a myriad of issues. Hopefully you’ll follow along, learn something, and contribute to the dialogue along the way. Barring any other major life changes, you can look forward to my contributions to this blog on a more regular basis. That’s all for now. Until next time, live, inspire and enjoy!