Flipping the script to optimize my life

I’m a morning person—but I don’t do mornings.

So why in the hell, then, have I been trying to hard to THIS schedule?

0500: Get up. Exercise.
— work all day —
2100: Stay up. Work on GBXM.

Last night, I joked that I should flip that schedule.

0500: Get up. Get online. Work on GBXM.
— work all day —
2100: Exercise. And get 7 hours of sleep.

I laughed and laughed. Until I didn’t.

Would you believe I was disappointed I didn’t hear my 5AM alarm this morning?

Something, something. Connecting the dots between hustle, flow, and willpower.

Escapism & the call of adventure

I’ve got that feeling again.

The feeling I need to aggressively downsize, divest, and disappear. You know, more so than usual.

I am unabashedly in love with the idea of living simply aboard a 40-foot sailboat. No mortgage. No electric or water bill. Just food, data, and the odd splash of diesel for the Doldrums.

And for the same reason, I also love the idea of downsizing into a lightly used RV for a couple years, taking the show on the road, and living to work more than working to live (while saving up for said 40-foot sailboat, naturally).

But I’m starting to notice these voices get louder in times of stress. When the site goes down, when deadlines loom, when the best laid plans of mice fall apart—the urge to run away grows stronger.

I don’t think that means all my hopes and dreams stem from the wrong side of “fight or flight,” but I DO think it’s something worth doing some deeper thinking on.

Fortunately, I’ve got some good friends I can think about this stuff with.

The Five

And the two.

Twice in the last week I’ve been interrupted by a text message or phone call related to friends’ business operations. Twice in the last week my phone’s gone off late at night and I just answered it—because it was important, whatever it was—because of who was calling.

In both situations, I was in the middle of something else, but that something else very easily waited.

I am honored friends would trust me enough to share their secrets and problems with me.

They say we’re the average of the five people we spend the most time with.

I’m spending more time with gearhead entrepreneurs.

High five.