It's been too long since my last post. I realize that I have left people hanging. Mostly myself. But I've decided that this blog is important to me. It has helped me through the toughest time of my life. So I'm going to work hard to keep it going. It's just writing, right?
I'm still in remission. Of course. I still have to wait and have the tests and hope it doesn't come back. But I've decided to let go of the burden of worry and start to live my life again. Sure, it's always there. I'm just not going to let it get to me. I have shit to do.
I am planning for my future. This is something that I haven't been able to do in a long time. I'm just going to decide that I have a future and start to make things happen for me. My health, my career, my family. Goals, accomplishments, and how I want to spend my time.
First things first. I can't make anything substantial happen until I get into shape. This means I shed the pounds and start moving again. Nothing positive can really take place until I'm fit. It affects everything. So for the first time in my life, my health will be my top priority. Not my job, or kids, or family, or whatever. I can't succeed or proceed without being healthy. Eating and exercise. All of it. I'll keep it simple and make small, obtainable goals. Soon enough I'll be where I need to be, then I can concentrate on the rest of my five year plan.
In five years I expect to be ruling some kind of world. Dominating the profession I choose, and crushing the competition within that profession. Who knows what that will be? Perhaps it's the thing I'm doing now... but whatever it is, I will own it.
In five years, I will travel. I will have a great time with my family. I'll open their eyes to the world. In five years my daughter will be going to college. In five years my son might be taller than me. We'll live where we want to live, and do what we want to do. Nothing will get in our way.
In five years, I'll be alive.
So I'm going to start writing again. Some of it will be personal--about my health, cancer, pain-- but a lot of it will be professional. I have a lot to say. I'll let you know how I'm doing, but also what I'm thinking and what I'm working on. I have a lot to say... about this industry; iPhones and iPads, Android, m-commerce, product management, social media, process, what I've done and what I plan on doing. A lot of it will be bullshit, but whatever. I'll write about music too. Interesting things I find and my latest passions. If I can write it down, then it doesn't have to clutter my brain. I can concentrate on more important things. But maybe you'll find some of it interesting and so we'll both win a little.
Now I'm rambling. I can't help it. I have a lot to say...