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Grateful for my Busy May

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Whew!  This month has been a whirlwind.  As I mentioned in my last post, this month was very busy for me.  The first weekend I went to a wedding (18 hours roundtrip on the road).  I’ve known the groom since high school and we were roommates for two years in college.  The second weekend me and my fiancee (yep, I’m engaged! A post on this is forthcoming) went to her brother’s graduation (10 hours round trip on the road).  The following weekend started our 6 day beach vacation (7 hours one way).  After the beach, we went straight to a conference where I was giving a presentation (8 and a half hours one way).  Then after a few days, came back home (9 hours one way).  So after a month filled with more than 52.5 hours on the road, you may be wondering at the title of this post.

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Weekend Camping

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The fire is glowing hot

This is a post about something that makes me, specifically, happy.  As I said in the post about beer, this may or may not make you happy.  But I don’t care, because it works for me and you have to find out what works for you.  I went camping two weekends ago, and it was a blast.  My girlfriend and I packed up the car and met up with one of my high school buddies and his future wife for a good old-fashioned camping trip.  A good time was had by all.

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The Great Outdoors

Smoky Mountain Bliss

Smoky Mountain Bliss

By now pretty much everyone with a brain agrees that evolution is a thing.  By that I mean that species adapt and evolve over time to meet the demands of their environment.  We human beings are no exception. The point I’m trying to make here is that we haven’t always lived in houses with electricity, televisions, computers, the interwebs, and e-readers.  Believe it or not, we used to spend the VAST majority of our time outside.  However, today we spend most of our time sitting down and looking at a screen.  This is bad for our happiness levels.

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