Maybe

Maybe it’s married life, maybe it’s home being somewhere in China, maybe it’s working with children, maybe it’s that I’ll be a father next month or just maybe it’s the cumulative weight of my experiences.

Maybe it’s realising that only you can find your own way in this world and that they were right all along*.  Yet, you know you’re stronger for finding out these truths out yourself.

Maybe it’s knowing those people who you are certain of. Whose kindness, love, support is never in doubt.

Maybe that while that group is small, maybe you willing give of yourself to countless more because this is it and because you can.

Maybe you’ll be the one to break a silence.

*Where to start… Let it go. Smile more. Worry less. Tell those that are important to you that they are, repeatedly. Be kind. Things will work out. And so on.

Resolutions

The mindset we need isn’t the positive-thinking mantra that failure is impossible; it’s that failures are inevitable, and for good reason. It’s an unexpectedly hopeful conclusion: we may never really understand how to get what we want, or stave off the very worst – yet we may manage it anyway.

In no particular order. Things I plan to do but will likely fail at.

  • 1 Second Everyday
  • 130kg squat/100kg clean + jerk/190kg deadlift/100kg bench
  • Get ripped
  • Cook lunch and dinner regularly
  • Write on my blog more frequently
  • Focus on doing less better at work
  • Meditate daily
  • Be a good dad
  • Speak more Chinese instead of letting L do all the talking
  • Drink more water
  • Look at my phone when moving around less
  • Tidy more