It’s winter back home… I catch myself looking at the weather and wondering how I can be wearing shorts and a t-shirt right now.  I should be in my heavy coat and jeans wondering what soup I should be cooking tonight, instead I’m sitting here in my office / garage in the desert and wondering what the hell I’m going to do after these "Games".   

I read a message from a friend who’s going through a particularly hard time and I wish I could be more help.  Its tough being in a position where you need help from friends and you can’t get it, or you’re just not sure how to ask for help, or worse you think if you do ask the person you ask might make fun of you for it.  We live in an imperfect world.  Our lives are full of promise when we’re young and then as we get older, responsibility creeps in and suddenly you realize how un-fun life has become. 

We all have to make decisions in our lives that we’re not sure the outcome.  I know some of us try and plan ahead, I know I try to, but ultimately the best times come from letting go of the plan and rolling with it.  My advice to my friend, and I hope this works for him, is just let life happen, life plans should be less like a set of directions and more like a map of all the highways and roads. 

Each road presents you with a choice, the choice you make has an effect on the path you choose, but in the end you should enjoy the journey and remember to sometimes go left instead of right. 

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