Archives for April 2010

Be the Captain of Your Ship

Life is good but how do you rid yourself of bad behavior like procrastination? It’s not healthy or desirable. The worst kind of activity is unproductivity. Life is about setting goals and progress happens one step at a time. It’s not a simple matter because it takes a conscious effort and some faith.

Being on Earth every day is the ultimate experience but it’s hard to know the outcome. My father always said; “the choices you make now will ripple into your future.” I’ve felt the ripples of my choices and they were unanticipated. NATE, you’re time on this planet is limited so make wise decisions, please!

I love certainty and knowing what’s going to happen, or where the road may lead. So many people are content to float around. There’s nothing wrong with it but I’m captain of my destiny because I choose the life I create. Not everything happens by chance. That’s why it’s important when considering every opportunity that comes along.

It’s been a beautiful week at the end of the semester. School is done as we move forward into summer. I’ve got plans. Big changes are coming into my life one step at a time. Never be afraid to dream big and strive for the best outcome. Many individuals wait for the wind to hit their sail but there’s a paddle in my boat!

My Random Cowboy Life

It’s time for me to call it quits on being a summer tour guide. That means staying home and having a real social life. For the past five years, I have been either traveling or working somewhere on a ranch! It’s spectacular but I’ll admit even the best adventuring grows old. I want a family someday and it isn’t going to happen if I’m always moving. The desert and the road trips are amazing but I’m ready to anchor myself and get down to business with dating. I’ll type my thoughts daily and get in the habit of doing so. Right now, it feels super random when I have not written anything in months. It’s a rough start so stay-tuned!

Love on the Backburner

Don’t think of love cause it’s not real.
A little rest would do me good.
I’m ridin this ol’ Greyhound from
Utah to Arizonaland and it isn’t too bad.
I close my eyes or
watch the clouds out the tinted windows.
Don’t think of love.
Just listen to the old timer
pickin the banjo in the headphones,
singing the Crawdad Song.
There isn’t any going back,
cept to moving forward and keeping a real dream.
Because beauty comes deep from the center.
I’ve been tellin a story of how the impossible happened,
But a story is all it was.
The landscape unfolds in front of the road
under the black desert sun.