You might think that this is obvious, but the reality is many people convince themselves that they really want something only to realize that once they achieve that goal, buy that product, marry that person of their dreams, etc… it isn’t what they want, like, or love.
Take a page out of my friend Jesse’s book and find out what you are really passionate about and love. Everything else will work itself out – I promise.
September 11th remains a somber day. More than a decade later, I’m still transported to my Back Bay apartment when I first watched a commercial airliner fly into the second World Trade Center building in New York City. I wasn’t able to process what I saw on TV that morning. And in the days that followed I’d continue to struggle, realizing my good friend had been on the plane I had watched crash into the World Trade Center.
As I spent the next week with Sergio and our mutual friends Becky & Lisa, cleaning out his apartment to send his belongings back to his elderly parents who lived in the north of England, and to friends both near and far – I kept replaying in my mind both the scene from TV of the crash as well as our last time together just a few days earlier.
Time hasn’t quite erased that image of the plane’s collision – nothing ever will – but it doesn’t dominate my thoughts the way it once did. However, each year at this time I inevitably think of my friend – thankful that I’d had the chance to be his friend and sad to think how our friendship was cut short.
Spending the weekend with friends in up state.
Steve Ali is originally from the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago but now lives and works in the Cayman Islands. I’m not exactly sure when Steve and I started chatting but it was definitely a few years ago back when he maintained a blog any music enthusiast would enjoy called, Long Haired Boy.
Over the years, Steve has made a few trips to Boston to see concerts (he is madly passionate about music), but this was his first visit staying at chez BosGuy. He is such a great guy, attractive, interesting and fun to spend time with and I was really happy to have him here with me. One of the best unintended consequences of writing this blog has been the friendships that have resulted.
I do promise Steve that I’ll be taking you up at some point on your hospitality and visiting The Cayman Islands – but I hope you come back again soon.
Black tie season is about to go into full swing because most charities use Spring and Fall as opportunities to host galas and other fund raising events. So break out your tuxedo if you have one or in my case, I’ll dust off my Filene’s Basement purchase and try to eek out yet another season.
Brenton Parry who writes the entertaining blog Aussielicious has a photography exhibition opening on February 15th in Sydney Australia, and I wanted to wish him much success in this – his second show in as many years.
A few months ago I posted a teaser video Brenton had created to give you a taste of what one can expect from his show Freedom Teaser.
You can see more of Brenton’s photography here.
It is finally Friday afternoon here in Boston, and I’m already thinking of what to do tonight. Do I dare brave the cold and head out?
Do tell, what will you be doing this weekend?