LA Trip – Red Carpet

It is 6:27 AM and I’m at the gate in Oakland Airport for my flight to Burbank.  These past few weeks have been a daze and I haven’t had time to write.  I’m so busy with the new job that time marches by in a blur and I have to catch myself and take a moment to be mindful and appreciate life and all the small moments that make up our experiences.

Aside from work karate has also been at the forefront so let’s start there.


It is 4:15 AM on Wednesday, September 26.  It looks like I’m back to my regular sleep schedule as I had no trouble waking up at 4:00 AM.  I’m in a hotel though so the sleep wasn’t that deep and I had weird dreams as I usually do when in a hotel.

On the flight over I spent most of the time looking out the window while listening to an audio book on Mindfulness.  I was hoping for more meat in that book but what I got was a bunch of filler about what the book was going to teach me, studies that show how great mindfulness is, the type of cushion that should be used and posture as it relates to the spine.  I was hoping for something a bit better so about two hours in I stopped listening.

Journal Entry – 9.25.2018

It is 10:59 AM and I’m at the Oakland airport waiting for my flight to Seattle.  I’ve never been to Seattle and have the opportunity due to work.  I’ve got two customer visits tomorrow and two on Thursday then I hope a flight back home.  I have no visits today so thought I’d go check out Kerry Park to get a picture of that Seattle skyline.  Then perhaps pop down to Pike Place which is similar to Fisherman’s Wharf here in San Francisco.

Journal Entry 9.7.2018

It has been a difficult week.

I started to catch a cold on Wednesday of last week and it has persisted until about today.  I still feel a little weak but that might be to not working out in a while.   In addition, for the first time in my life I got athletes foot.  I’ve never had that before so was unsure of what it actually was until I did research.  Well now I know and have it almost resolved.  And the final problem was a flare up of gout in my right foot.  I exercise and am very healthy but I do like to binge on pizza and soda some nights of the week.  Well, now that I’m 41 my body lets me know when I overdo it and the gout acts as a check.