Do what your into.

There are different types of people just like there are different types of dogs. A good example is the difference between a greyhound and say a beagle. One is good at running fast were the other is good for hunting and sniffing things out. Both are happy being the dog they are and are content with that. We as humans are just the same way. We all have different body types, personalities, interests, and the list goes on and on. Sure we are a lot more diverse than dogs but who we are at the deepest level is always there.
I tend to love a lot of things. Even if I don’t like something at first I start to adapt and become content with it over time. But deep down I’m always going to be the same old dog, no matter what.
Just keep swimming
– Barton

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Week review

So to help me along with this whole journaling thing I am going to try to catalog the different topics I have a passion for. Some off the top of my head include; training, projects, random thoughts, video games, comics, and whatever else comes to mind in this blog endeavor of mine. I believe it will help me appreciate all the things I do each day. I’ll try to be very detailed so it may get a bit boring, but that’s why I’m doing it, for the details.
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So with all this single speed mountain biking I’ve been doing I have learned that I love tinkering. I think it just comes down to the fact that I love working with tools. project I discovered that yesterday when I destroyed a couch and took it out of the basement. While doing this I used a variety of tool which included; screwdriver, hammer, small sledge hammer, chisel, hand saw, bolt cutters. Probably should have used a crow bar as well. I really enjoyed the WORK. It actually felt like I was giving effort and so that’s why it was rewarding. I also threw out the treadmill that no one has used in forever. bike with the bike however it’s not about chaos but about order. Tinkering and trying to adjust everything can be frustrating, especially when your not exactly sure what to do.
Just got out on the pool (it’s a couple days later). Hard to find the time to finish these entry’s so I think I’m going to make them short and longer when I can. Rough swim. Way too much sugar this morning I think. Nothing really of note…brains still underwater.
-Barton

Recapturing the owl

We are all capable of amazing things. There is a catch though. The catch being we have to want to do it. For example just before this I was scarfing down some eggs, beets, guacamole, red peppers, and falafel drowning in hot sauce. Needless to say I was distracted by the food and not typing this. In order to be a writer, something I consider great and amazing, you can’t be distracted by the delicious food in front of you. My excuse is I just got out of the pool so food took priority. So good.
So what can we do to not get distracted and focus on all of our awesomeness. For one thing, it’s all about mindfulness and mental training. Visualizing who you want to be and decide to just do it. It will get hard no matter what your doing. That can be simply reading something that may not be interesting at first but if you stick with it and give forth the effort you will benefit. Maybe not from the boring information but you will benefit from the accomplishment.
“don’t lose focus”
– Barton