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as we grow older, we are taught to put homework first, always. we are taught to set aside our interests to complete busy work. we are taught to indulge in time fillers, rather than doing what we really want. and so then, once in a blue moon, when we happen to have a day of no work, we don’t know what to do with ourselves. we forget what it means to be spontaneous; we learn to sit at a desk and focus. and I think that’s a shame

(via wyndy)

For people who are successful, the job is never done. Everyday you wake up and think ‘I can do better.’ Evaluating where you are, where you’re going. And the problem is you are never where you want to be.

To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.

Ban Ki-Moon, 69, Secretary-General of the United Nations, reflects on what he wishes he’d known at age 22 (via forbes)

Because it starts with you, and it starts at home.

http://forbes.tumblr.com/post/86312096011/if-you-are-in-the-millennial-generation-and-your

Great time with a great crew in Louisville.  (at Galt House Hotel)

Great time with a great crew in Louisville. (at Galt House Hotel)

William crossed over to Boy Scouts today!

William crossed over to Boy Scouts today!

I ran to find peace. I ran, and kept running, because I had learned that once you started something you didn’t quit, because in life, you have to keep pressing forward. Eventually I ran because I turned into a runner, and my sport brought me physical pleasure and spirited me away from debt and disease, from niggling worries of everyday existence. I ran because I grew to love other runners. I ran because I loved challenges and because there is no better feeling than arriving at the finish line or completing a difficult training run. And because as an accomplished runner, I could tell others how rewarding it was to live healthily, to move my body everyday, to get through difficulties, to eat with consciousness, that what mattered wasn’t how much money you made or where you lived, it was how you lived. I ran because overcoming the difficulties of an ultramarathon reminded me that I could overcome the difficulties of life, that overcoming difficulties was life.

Scott Jurek from his book Eat & Run (via nextbestrunner)

(via runnersbliss)

Sunrise over Kingsville, TX (at Naval Air Station Kingsville)

Sunrise over Kingsville, TX (at Naval Air Station Kingsville)

Solstice Movie | H Frame Studio

The first Diamond 360 of the 2014 Season.  (at Naval Air Facility El Centro)

The first Diamond 360 of the 2014 Season. (at Naval Air Facility El Centro)