On December 23, 2017, at 11:10am, we lost our girl Isabelle (aka Belle).
It was sudden. In the two weeks prior, she had started to avoid her food dish. We didn’t think too much of it because she was known to be finicky from time to time. Then, she stopped eating altogether...Read More
It's been a bit quiet on Free to Pursue lately. Sorry about that.
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. The deep, wandering-through-the-desert type of thinking I haven’t done in about five years.Read More
I met up with my friend Rob in August of this year. He’d sent out a message to his friends on Facebook looking for anyone interested in going out for a meal/drinks that evening to get over his cabin fever. Well, I hadn’t seen Rob in ages and thought “Why Not?”Read More
I've been rediscovering YouTube recently. What I mean by that is that I've moved beyond the usual movie trailers, educational video lectures and various clips of late night TV shows and news. I'm now often on the hunt for vlog-type "how to" videos.
This hunt for helpful information, of which there is plenty, has lead to the discovery of the next generation of what are called "unboxing" videos. I hadn't seen these in a number of years and now realize how much they've changed.Read More
It might not be what you think.
When we think of our story, we think of what we tell others. This story usually consists of our background, our expertise in various areas and what we’ve had a chance to experience throughout our lives.
Our résumé is a story, our online dating profile is a story, how we introduce ourselves is a story, even our elevator pitch is a story and it can influence how others view us—how they mentally file us for future reference.
What if I were to tell you that those stories, though important, are not as material as your story, what you tell yourself?Read More
Young or old, which one are you?
The better question might be: Which one do you want to be over the long term?
This past weekend Mr. F2P and I found ourselves mingling with a group of old and young. This is certainly not the first time we've been in this situation of course.
The event? Our 25-year high school reunion.Read More
The F2P clan was in Costa Rica for ten days this past February. We did a lot of walking and exploring and became fascinated with one particular aspect of the place.
It wasn't the hot weather (34C/93F is the usual high for the day), the beautiful volcanic sand beaches that sparkle like diamonds, the unique flora or the fauna both on land and in the Pacific ocean, the unique feel of the bustling tourist beach town of Playa del Coco or the helpfulness of the international staff at our boutique hotel.Read More
The F2P clan hasn't exchanged Christmas gifts with each other and with others for many years now. If we’re invited somewhere—which we feel privileged to say is common place for us during the Holidays—we bring something the hosting party needs for the evening, and we ask what that might be ahead of time. It never fails because there’s always something.
And it’s no different when we play host. We prefer not to receive gifts and, when we do, we’re delighted that people bring food stuffs and not consumer goods that adds to the clutter we would prefer not to have in the first place.
How, then, do we celebrate during the Holidays?Read More
Want to know what Free to Pursue thinks about John Izzo's book "The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die"?
I gave the book a 4 out of 5 Rockstar rating.
Here are the five secrets:
- Be true to your self
- Leave no regrets
- Become love
- Live in the moment
- Give more than you take
I dare you to read this book and not be moved, or at least inspired.
To know more about the book, read my full review here.Read More