Leprechaun Lattes and Fear

I’m currently getting service done on my all new Subaru Crosstrek with four wheel suspension while I sit here in the lobby and watch someone make pot stickers on a television screen. Life is good, I guess. I think. Who knows. Life is weird. That’s a fact. Now the television is showing people accomplish awe-inspiring feats that defy human nature. The lady making pot stickers sure looks like a loser now. Now the television is showing people failing miserably. The lady making pot stickers looks pretty cool.

It’s all about perspective, I suppose. Some days I feel pretty cool. Some days I feel like a loser. Some days I feel like a plastic bag drifting through the wind, wanting to start again. Personally, I identify more as a paper bag. What the hell is a leprechaun latte? People keep ordering leprechaun lattes… I didn’t know we were living in a freaking fairy tale. THERE’S A WAR. Did you know there’s a war? I heard there’s a war. Make sure to wear your mask, it’s the only protection you have against a heat-seeking missile.

I’ll be honest, I pretty much checked out from the news about a year and a half ago. Ahh it’s part of the St. Patrick’s day menu. The leprechaun latte. I get it now. But yeah, I try not to look at the news. It’s not that I don’t know want to know what’s going on or that I don’t care, I just don’t wat to buy into the fear. I’d rather be prepared than afraid. And I’m too lazy to be prepared so I’m just not going to pay attention.

Ignorance is bliss, I suppose. I feel like a more accurate saying would be “ignorance is better than knowing things suck really bad and feeling all shitty about it.” It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but that’s okay.

I’m all over the place today. I’ve been all over the place for the last week or so. One day I have a lot of energy, the next I’m exhausted. One day I’m writing a book, the next I’m driving all day. Then I’m getting on stage all night, then I’m starting a podcast. There’s a lot going on. I think what has kept me grounded is sticking to an exercise routine. As long as I do something active every day, things never fly off the rails completely.

I’m probably in the best shape of my life to be honest. I’ve been playing a lot of basketball, working out a lot, riding the bike, and doing a lot of yoga. I feel balanced and athletic, which is cool and stuff. I’ve never had the desire to get huge and bulk up. I think it looks weird. I see these dudes with massive shoulders and arms and they just don’t look athletic. Whatever, this isn’t interesting to talk about. The point is, staying active is keeping me balanced, and I think balance is important for all of us to maintain.

I like having a lot of different projects to work on. As long as I’m doing something that I want to do, I’m happy. It’s even better if I can do it with a friend. My long-time buddy Jordan and I are going to start a sports/comedy podcast and I think that will be really fun. I used to be really focused on wanting everything I do to be successful, but as I’m growing older I’m learning to appreciate the joy in simply doing things I love. It doesn’t matter if I’m making money doing comedy or writing or doing a podcast, it matters that I’m enjoying the process. It would be nice to make money doing these things, because then it would be self-sustaining. I could have more time to do the things I love if they’re the same things creating my income.

The important thing is to just keep going, and to always do my best. As long as I do that, the success will follow. One foot in front of the other, one day at a time.

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