On Powerlifting

I often hesitate to share anything about lifting because I don't want to look like I'm showing off for vanity or give anyone the impression that I'm an uncultured brute. I guess you could say that I still have some of the remnants of the assumption that if you like…

Done traveling ... for now

I've been wanting to travel around the US since I moved here around 5 years ago. Maybe it's because I came from a country that's smaller than California, or maybe it's because my family doesn't travel very much. I don't know, but it took me a while before I actually…

On budgeting

Financial stuff scare the shit out of me. Budgeting, planning for retirement, planning for vacations, and looking at my bank statement are just too anxiety inducing for me. Also, tax day is coming up. Fuck. But I stumbled upon a book called You Need a Budget, and it's kind of…

On learning to be calm.

I remember when my cousin accidentally knocked me in the face while we were playing. It wasn't bad, but I had no chill as a kid, so I took revenge and immediately punched her right in the face. I was probably around 7 years old at that time. Sorry, bud.…

So far.

It's been 6 months-ish since I started traveling around the US, and I feel like I'm at that point where I've sort of gotten used to the chaos of having to juggle work, powerlifting, podcasting, and traveling. It wasn't easy, and I'm still struggling because I'm a dumbass and I…

2017 In Review

I started a gratitude journal in 2017, and it's helped me be a lot calmer and appreciative of my day-to-day activities. Before that, I would get anxious about what I'm doing with my life because I don't take the time to examine the things that I actually do. I love…

Places where I've hiked

I went through Colorado, Utah, and now I'm in Washington. Here's where I hiked! Buena Vista, CO I actually forget the name of the trail, but I swear it's around the town of Buena Vista. Probably 30 minutes away? Lost Lake at Cottonwood Pass, CO This was my first hike…

Rolling with the punches

The last week of traveling was rough. While I was camping, I locked my keys in the trunk of my rental car. I had to call a locksmith to the campsite. That was $100 for a stupid mistake. I got back to Salt Lake City and realized that I messed…

Constraints while Traveling

Of course, we all experience constraints even when we’re not traveling. We have constraints at work (you can’t just use the company card to buy yourself a car), money (you really can’t afford to buy that new iPhone, can ya?), or time (you can’t spend the…

Traveling around the US

For someone who grew up in a country that's smaller than California, the thought of traveling around the US for a year was pretty daunting. Questions like "Where am I going to live?", "Where am I going to work?", "How long will I be staying…