This blog represents a(nother) new start. The beginning of new habits. The formation of a person I want to become. A person who learns, commits, and does. I need to change. I need to improve. I need to learn. I need to become better. And the only person who can help me is me.
So why share this with you? Well, why not? It’s kind of therapeutic. I have always enjoyed writing, expressing myself through words and pictures, and more recently videos. The active of recording my thoughts is a habit, something to keep me focused, a goal that can be achieved everyday.
Kind of like this mini turtle I almost stepped on the other day at Ohori Park. He was just sitting there, in the middle of a path. He looked content, but he wasn’t moving. No progress – or if there was, it was very slow, and difficult to assess. He needed a jumpstart, and so do I.
I quit all my English teaching jobs at the beginning of April this year. Since then I have been spending more time with Ty, and that has been great. The bond between father and son should continually be strengthened and renewed. His childhood will pass quickly, and I want to be a big part of his development; to provide an example of an effective person; one who respects, listens, trusts, loves, attempts to understand, and follows a path of development and personal growth led by principles.
And thus I will attempt to be more engaged with myself. To challenge myself to grow. My growth must begin from the inside. Before I can help others, I must help myself. Establish principles, set goals.
Learn, commit, do.