Tagged: stress

Bonsai and Botany – A Calm Mind in a Tumultuous Time

This has been an extremely stressful week financially and emotionally. The wife and I will be leaving the country in a few days for a missions trip in El Salvador. While there we will be participating in a free medical clinic, feeding the homeless, and offering supplies to school aged children among other things. But the trip has been financially draining this year. The wife is concerned about next month’s bills, and how we are going to make it. The obvious answer is to not go on the trip; however, this is something we are both deeply passionate about. So, the stress level is on the rise! Today, I will be writing about one of the ways I like to de-stress. Many people don’t know this about me because I am a techy nerd, but I really enjoy seeing the outdoors. I’m not an outdoorsy kind of person, but I do deeply enjoy the sights, and could hang out in nature all day listening to the birds sing and the clouds go by… with my cell phone close by of course. Because of this, I have taken an amateurish love for both the art of Bonsai and Botany. Bonsai –...

Being an Adult Who Holds Tight to His Sonic ScrewDriver is Tough

Life is a complete emotional roller coaster. Sometimes, I get jealous of how easy kids have life. They’re issues right now is a sibling got more popcicles than they got, or they are being required to let someone else take a turn on Netflix before they were able to finish binge watching an entire season of Power Rangers. Man, it’s hard being a kid. Times is tough. We’re breeding country artists and rappers right and left anymore. Adulthood is a whole other ballgame. I’m 31 years old at the time I’m writing this. I am a freshly minted middle age male. You go from teen and young adult with minimal cares, then suddenly every one expects you to grow up completely, and get your act together. ¬†Where’s the instruction manual, yo? Is there a set time frame that I have to put down all my toys, and get a briefcase? (I do have tons of toys… ehrm… I mean collectibles. I also have a briefcase… somewhere… buried in the rest of the junk.) I’m a struggling nerd trying to find way through a Superbowl type world. You know how hard it is to survive when I’m the only one in...