R.M. Drake

You shouldn’t look for answers in people who have left you.
There are no revelations there. No guides. No fulfillment’s of any kind.
You’re not going to find a map to paradise in these people.
You’re going to find confusion and a lot more questions, perhaps even more than you can handle.
And I know people change, that is if they want to but why give in?
Why trust who has broken you before?
I mean, people live and sometimes they have the nerve to come back but that doesn’t mean you’ve got to let them back in.
You don’t have to.
You owe it to yourself to be happy.
Besides look at you now, you’re a goddam superstar and in their absence you have found more of yourself and your smile.
You’re stronger and to be honest, you don’t need to spiral around the bulls*** their universe brings.
You don’t need people who have hurt you to convince you of how beautiful you are.
You’re a flower, and you don’t drown the moment the rain starts falling down.

7 days of challenge

Picking challenges/goals is not easy.  Often times I picked goals that are a little out of my reach.  Example:  blog every day for 6 months.  I never do it.  They I started using the Japanese method of Kaizen.  Pick a goal then break that goal down into small steps/parts.  I would like to blog every day, but that has not happened.  So I am setting a smaller goal of 7 days to start.  On top of that I will bring back my simple workout routine: 21 push-ups, 50 sit-ups, 30 jumping jacks, and add 12,000 steps plus some light weights.  If I accomplish this I will expand to 30 days.  I really need this, because I will be headed to Seattle, Los Angeles, Italy, and Japan in the next 2-3 months.  There will be a ton of hiking and walking and I want to be ready.

Side note:  If anyone knows Tuscany, Italy, please send ideas.   In Japan I need help with Mie and Wakayama Prefectures.  I am open to ideasin LA and Seattle, but know both fairly well.