The Next (Lent) Challenge

Every year when Lent comes around, most people think about giving up something. It seems fairly standard to avoid Chocolate, or just sweet foods, or go without alcohol, or cigarettes. What I want to challenge you guys reading this, is to see whether there is anything that you would like to do.

Whether that’s 10 minutes of exercise, or more reading, or spending more time with friends, or something cooler like ‘more ice fishing’, I don’t know, but the point is definitely think of a the next 30-40 days to consistently do something that you could make into a habit.

Shrove Tuesday is always about feast before the fast, I’d like to think that today could be time for some reflection to decide what would be cool to do, and make a habit.

Food for thought, I say!

How to live with Strangers (and your Wife)

The last few weeks have proven quite a dramatic, but seamless change in my life. I’ve got married, and I met some wonderful friends who all turned up for the wedding. We’ve had a new housemate move in, and things are generally all happening at once (oh and did I mention that my Wife is now 4 months pregnant?). Yeah, its been quite a few months. Sorry for not keeping you updated, although you probably are only mildly bothered! 

The house is really quite full at the moment, which isn’t a problem, and can actually be quite pleasant, if not in its own chaotic manner. Our new house mate, is pretty cool, a nice guy, getting himself together, and seems generally quite easy to live with. The key though, when living in a confined space certainly seems to be a few rules which are very important. 

Rule 1: Respect another brother (or wife’s) privacy. It is not cool to just burst into someone elses house or room. Come on dude! 

Rule 2: Be honest and open. Communicating has been so important with my now Wife and soul mate. Its pretty damn important with anybody. 

Rule 3: Be cool. Chill-out guys and if you’re not cool, get outside and get some cool fresh, or in a lot our European’s case, damp air. Relax. Chill, be happy with where you are. Now that is cool. 

Optional Rule 4: Share. I love to share things with people, especially about things I am into at the time. Sport and exercise normally are the key ones. Teaching people something they don’t know is pretty damn awesome. You have ‘fed them for life’, as they say. 

I know its quite a short post, but I figured that in the context of things, less is definitely more. 

I hope this helps guys and enjoy your week!