“Every day is an opportunity for a fashion show.”-abk
For as long as I can remember, I wanted to live life in a certain way. I couldn’t articulate that until recently, but it has been burning inside of me for decades. I was always less concerned with the typical what, more concerned with the style with which the what was done. More concerned with the pure feeling of individual freedom, my Truth, and self-expression than, well, pretty much everything else.
At almost 39 years old, I’m as interested as ever in living a vibrant life. At all times, basically. That experience is managed individually and internally, but it can be lived and expressed in many different external ways. Sometimes that way is to talk, but if I have to actually talk, I want it to be something worth talking about. Otherwise, I’m going to use a language that doesn’t require speaking.
I always wondered why I would audibly say something when I could…wear a certain belt or pair of shorts, kick a ball a certain way, move my body in a certain manner, play a certain chord, or maneuver a little white ball exactly as intended… to say it for me?
I always suspected that many aspects of life could be fully experienced without uttering a single word.
Next week begins the next chapter (Q2 in my old banking life), a 2-3 month span of excitement that I hope introduces me to my next opportunity. At a bare minimum, it should be super vibrant.
First, a good buddy from out west comes to see what the Deep South is all about. Then, it’s down to South Florida for a little spring break family fun in the sun. Next, my recently vaccinated parents come down, eager to see if they are still taller than their behemoth 6-year old grandson. Then, it’s over to New Orleans to work at The PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic. I’m super excited to be inside the ropes with the players, watching their every move and learning everything that I can. In May, I plan to head to Far West Texas with a friend to camp and explore. And in June, a little bit of this and a little bit of that, hopefully ending with playing my first ever sanctioned (real) competitive golf tournament.
In the meantime, I work on the golf every day. 543 days now (my body hates me). It’s amazing how far I’ve come. It’s amazing how much work self-mastery requires.
During these next few months, anything but khakis®️ turns 4 and abk golf turns 2. 195 articles of talking. It’s all about creating. It’s all about passion. It’s all about pushing limits and getting better.
I use the word vibrant this week because I find it an accurate term to describe my journey’s activity, attitude, and mindset goal. As I heard Sadhguru describe this week, to live life intensely while being super relaxed. I’ve got the former dialed in. The latter, I’m getting better each day.
I’m sure the South Florida sun will help.
Have a great week.-Benj
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