It’s Your Life. It’s Your Hustle.

This time it’s for real. Those words have been used before — multiple times. I keep telling myself that I need to put down my ideas on paper and do more than just share them with a few friends in passing. I make a lot of mistakes, but I learn from them and things just keep getting better.

Sure there are events that you can’t control – but you can control how you react. This is the first of daily blog posts. I’m hustling every day whether I feel like it or not. Many times it just feels like I’m standing still (especially if I’m sitting in traffic – but that’s a story for another day) but those moments are precious and need to be utilized to their fullest.

I’m not saying you need to be GO GO GO all the time but you should be utilizing your time to move your life forward. Whether it’s time to reflect on your day or plan for tomorrow – you need to be hustling. Yes, I do consider Netflix binge watching a form of hustling … but that’s for another day. The adage … everything in moderation.

Part of hustling in life is obtaining those small wins. You may experience a lot of set backs but you need to position yourself to provide opportunities to get those small wins. Surprisingly (or not) – even though you are in control of your own life, you’ll find that others can help you obtain those small wins. The adage … do unto others as you would do unto yourself.

Off the soapbox. Until tomorrow!






My Love of Books

I’ve always loved reading and have my mother to thank for that.  Thanks mum!  She pushed me to read when I was younger and I quickly found I quite enjoyed it.  We would go to the library and check out the maximum number of books every week.  I would read them all and go back for more.  The library was quite limited and I found myself rereading my favorite books.  Some books I’ve even read multiple times…when I say multiple I mean 10+ rereads.

My favorite genre by far is fantasy and I thoroughly enjoy authors such as Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, Brent Weeks, Richard A. Knaak, Peter Brett, Piers Anthony, Douglas Niles, George R. Martin, Michael and Kathleen Gear, Charlene Harris and many more.  I find myself drawn to series of books because there is nothing I hate more than a good story not being continued by the author.  I tend to gravitate towards trilogies and larger collections.  Some of which include The Death Gate Cycle, Dragonlance, Dragonrealm, World of Warcraft and more.  I really enjoy a good story that is not of this world.

I’ve read so many books it’s hard to keep track of them all.  That’s why I’m starting this blog…to track what I’m reading and offer insight for people who are interested in fantasy, science fiction and historical fiction books.  Sure I’ll ready the occasional non-fiction, mystery or romance novel but those are few and far between.  I don’t have as much time as I once had to sit down and read but I’ll be posting as many entries and I can on the books that I’m reading.  Some of the entries will be as I’m reading the book and others will be post read.

I look forward to any discussion on the books that may occur but am fully prepared to enjoy this blogging adventure even not one person reads my entries.  Cheers!