I was recently cleaning up my hard-drive and reorganizing a bunch of files, deleting old things and, not coincidentally, searching for some of my idea notes for a new project when I came across a file entitled simply “Fundamentals.” I thought it might pertain to the drumming workshop I take (“Taiko Fundamentals”) but it turned out to be a list of reminders to myself. And so, I share them with you, and hope, in doing so, that I won’t forget them again.
Be present with family and friends.
I feel better when I write.
I feel better when I exercise.
I deserve to be healthy and fit.
Listen with both ears.
Drink a glass of water upon waking.
If I feel tired, cranky or dispirited, I need to drink more.
Protein for breakfast.
“You are never given a wish without also being given the means to make it come true. you may have to work for it, however.” (Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah)
Do the hard parts first.
Surrender to the legos.
I have worlds enough and time.
I am who I am because I dare.