Priorities

One thing many of you may not know about me is the fact that I have battled with some really debilitating health challenges for years now. It’s not something I like to talk about because I’ve had times where I was stuck in a rut of self pity and I don’t want to go back to that. So today I’m going to talk a little bit about one of the ways being so sick has become a strength to me.

There’s something about being deathly I’ll that makes you realize the reality that none of us want to face… Motality. We only have a small amount of time to accomplish the things that we want to do in this life.

I’m getting better now, healthy to the point where I can start doing the things I love again. I can go on walks and ride my unicycle and do so many fun things, so what now?

Realizing that I’m running the risk of sounding super cliche as I was on a walk the other day (the one where I got those good photos) I asked myself a simple question. What if I only have 10 years left? Or even less than that. Would I be happy with the life I lived or would I look back from the next life wondering why I had made certain choices?

Tonight I was talking with a friend and throughout the conversation I realized that there are so many things that I want to do but I just haven’t done. I’m lacking decisive action in my life. There always seems to be something in my way whether it be money (or more accurately a lack thereof) or something someone said once, or a really good show on Netflix. There’s always something.

Being sick has helped me form my priorities, but priorities are useless unless you do something about them.

It may be very important to me to create new things and share my ideas with people, but what good is that if I lose sight of it because of something that I don’t actually care about?

Being sick was a good time for introspection and learning what really matters to me. Now that I’m getting healthy again it’s time for decisive action. Time to make a change. Because thoughts are great and all but at the end of the day. Actions do speak louder than words.

Why the name?

I’m just going to answer this question before it gets asked. Lookingthrough, it seems like an odd title for a website or blog or whatever this is, but it does have purpose.

I try to view the world through a different set of eyes, I try to look through all of the preconceived notions that others present. I do this because I’ve learned, with the help of some very inspiring people, that I’m not on the outside looking in or the inside looking out, I’m in the dead center looking around.

Truth is different depending on what set of eyes you are looking through. So if you continue on you can spend some time lookingthrough my eyes.

I hope seeing a different perspective on the world will help you see the world differently.

If you ever want to have good conversation about anything let me know. You can reach me at takealookthrough@gmail.com

I’ll probably post on here fairly often, it’ll be a good way for me to harness some of my creative energy.

Hope you enjoy!

-Michael

So this is it I guess.

Instead of sharing all of my random thoughts across random social media sites and blogs I’m moving it all here. Hopefully it will just give me a place to think, and to encourage others to think and question as well.

So here it goes, a new day a new adventure.