January 20

QUESTION DAY

MIND

Bill Maher 1956

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“You’re a different person every decade, and every decade you have different needs and desires and values. In my fifties, what became important to me was comfort and acceptance. I wouldn’t have said those two things in my twenties.”

There are certainly aspects of my life that I would like to take back, but you can’t. I’ve probably spent too much time saying, “Oh, God, I hate myself for doing this or that…” But we’re all in a state of evolution.”

*Which decade are you in? Think about how your life has changed from 20s to 30s and so on. Realize that you are evolving and do not hate yourself for any of the mistakes that you have made. Look forward to continuing to evolve.

SIDE NOTE: Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th POTUS on this day in 2017 – much to the dismay of our birthday boy.

BODY

Buzz Aldrin 1930

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His current fitness routines involves some daily mind exercises while he is working out. Buzz even reads and studies while he is training, “You have to be organized more as you age to get it all in.”

*Be like Buzz Aldrin today and read while working out. You have been given several reading suggestions so far. Use one of those to read while on the elliptical or stationary bike. Working out the mind and body at the same time.

SOUL

Stacey Dash 1967

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“Because I was broken emotionally and broke financially, I couldn’t do anything but call out to God. Finally. After all of those years sort of running away from God, I know He got my attention. This is when I went to Him and made a promise. Okay, God, I give up, I cried. “I surrender. Let’s do it Your way from now on.”

*Hopefully you haven’t hit rock bottom – before you do, call out to God and try doing it His way from now on.

MONEY

Lorenzo Lamas 1958

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Some people suffer some sort of major life event that impacts their finances. For some it’s job loss, for others, divorce. For some, as in Lamas’ case, it’s a combination of both.

*Are your prepared financially to survive a major life event? If not, today is the day to start prepping. Try not to get divorced 5 times like Lamas for a start.

ENTERTAINMENT

Paul Stanley 1952 – listen to KISS

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*You work hard for your money – so does KISS. Let them play for you.

FOOD

Rainn Wilson 1966 – Schrute Farms Beet and Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese

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Beet, Arugula & Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese

*Our birthday boy, Rainn Wilson could be your Entertainment with The Office. I also suggested following an uplifting handle on social media. He is the co-founder of SoulPancake and it is an excellent one. Regardless, enjoy the above beet recipe in honor of Schrute Farms.

SNUB – Evan Peters 1987

Review –

  • Look forward to evolving
  • Read while working out
  • Call out to God
  • Be prepared financially for a major life changing event
  • Listen to KISS
  • Beet and goat cheese grilled cheese

Published by

Travis Jones

I was born in Northwestern Pennsylvania and lived in a trailer park. I was raised by very conservative and religious (Wesleyan Methodist) parents. By some miracle I graduated college and moved to Florida. I have been a public school teacher since 1995. I have 7 years until I can retire. I was married in 1999 and divorced in 2001. I remarried in 2017 to Kate - 21 years my junior. Some of my life experiences as a 46-year-old, white American male, will come through in my writing, but the majority of this daily journey will be dedicated to improving myself, and hopefully you as well.

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