Defining the intersection between listening and living

Dear Reader II

Dear Reader,

Hope that this finds you well. I’ve been experiencing life to the fullest with a lot of things that have been weighing heavily on my mind. Musically the months of March and April have offered the release of ASAP Ferg’s “Always Strive and Prosper”, Beyonce’s “Lemonade”, Rihanna’s “Anti” and Drake’s “Views” as well as a slew of others. I have been spoiled with the influx of music so much so that it has been hard to focus on many things just living day to day spending time with my family has been so involved that I have not had the opportunity to write.

My In-laws were here to visit L and for my Wife’s birthday. We spent the day together on her birthday which I had taken time off from work. We went to an interactive history park. For lunch, we checked out a new burger/sandwich shop that featured local beers for my father-in-law. There visit kept everything engaging and eventful. We ended their visit on Sunday with an outing to the hibachi grill where all my daughter L could talk about was the fire. If you have not experienced the entertainment of a hibachi grill I advise that you take the chance to go it is amazing fun and the food is always good.

After my in-laws left it was hard getting my daughter L calm again as she both loves and misses her grandparents who do not live close. Though her other grandparents do it is not the same. Taking time out to recuperate from the visit made me start to really think about the uncertainty of my job. See they announced layoffs about two weeks ago and if my company was forthright and transparent we would have a better idea of what was going on, unfortunately, this is not the case. So I have spent my days and hours applying, restructuring and trying to determine what I can do to make myself that much more marketable. I find it difficult to remain in the current state of limbo at times not knowing whether I am coming or going. It is hard when you do something you like but are not sure if you are given a choice you would still do it. trying to determine what your worth is. What your strengths are? What you want from a job is difficult. While all this had been laying heavy on my mind I saw this interview by the Breakfast club on Youtube and decided that I would add Gary Vaynerchuk’s 2009 book “Crush it” to my must read list as it may help give me insight in what I decide to do next. I also signed up for daily writing prompts through email something that would give me some inspiration and spark the fire but we will see where that goes. I am optimistic that this will help my writing overall. Well until we speak next.

Know I wish you the best and as always. A small sweater and headphones will always be my guide.

Sincerely yours,

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