Living a Well Rounded Life

Recently, I learned about a new service called Postrgram that I used to make the image above from my Instagram photos.

This got me thinking about how important having a variety of life experiences is to having a well rounded and fulfilling life.

Too many people stay at their desk, never leave their home state and always go to the same restaurants every week. There is nothing wrong with having favorites because they bring comfort and joy. But, life is too short not to break out of your comfort zone and experience new things.

Looking back at this year I never thought I’d be on a TEDx stage or in the jungles of Africa. Those were not planned for or expected. Each of them added new threads to my life that were not there before.

Yesterday I was at the Ballet and a couple weeks ago at a NFL game. Two very different activities, but again adding to my well rounded life.

Looking at the mosaic of photos I can see images from around the word. Faces of strangers and loved ones. Each little memory adding up to making me the man I am.

The end of the year makes me reflective. It also makes me excited.

I have no idea what new experiences 2013 will hold for me, but I’m sure they are going to add to my life and make me happy.

Get out there and experience new things. Variety IS the spice of life and life is so much more fun when you know more about the world you live in.

Go get it.

  • http://nickwallen.posterous.com/ Nick Allen

    Well put buddy! Amazing things will happen. I was just reading a post from a buddy in Australia (yes that does happen even though I’m Kiwi) – His comment, a less positive take that our lives are getting overrun with Filler Vegetables. http://blog.bcm.com.au/2012/consumer-behaviour/are-filler-vegetables-taking-over-the-world/ – It’s Monday – I’m going out there to get me some quality Vegetables!!!

    • http://raulcolon.net/ Raul Colon

      Being Vegan I really enjoy the Vegetable Analogy!

  • http://raulcolon.net/ Raul Colon

    Looking at this exercise will motivate me to look into the little diversity I had this year. I did not travel much or at all. It had been at least 15 years where I had a year where I only travelled once maybe more.

    But I am sure that going through picture I may realize a bit better the different things I did!

  • http://twitter.com/GoSeeWrite Michael Hodson

    I need about 10% of your constant enthusiasm and excitement for life. Can you put that in a bottle for me? ;)

    • http://www.cc-chapman.com/ C.C. Chapman

      I’ve been asked to bottle that up for years, but have yet to find a scientist to help me make it happen :)

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