I feel as though so much of my own life occurs and changes through a sort of cyber-alchemy: each youtube video, jpeg image and article further molding me into the being I am striving to become. So much of our human experience is media based yet so much of this goes undiscussed between friends and family members.
With this blog Mom, I hope to strengthen the bond between us and really change the way that we interact and know each other. I can think of no greater gift I can give you than the real me as I know myself and hopefully through these posts you'll be able to enter some of the inner workings of my mind. I know I'm a bit of a pain sometimes Mom but maybe I'll be less of a bother when I'm not in the room to make such a terrible racket for you :P
Hopefully you enjoy it. Thank you for always being a great Mom for T and I!
Lots of Love, Dylan
I always felt like my Mom thinks I might forget about her someday. This blog was inspired by her in an effort to show how much I really do care about her and that even though sometimes we don't communicate it properly, we can be sure that we can trust one another to be there when we need each other and to always have each others' best interests in mind.
In the modern day, everyone is constantly barraged with distraction. Whether the advertisements we casually glance at walking down the street or the onslaught of click bait ads and online postings, everybody wants your attention, big business even pays for it.
Millions of dollars each year are spent on marketing execs trying to figure out how to capture your attention and how to keep it long enough and in the exact right handling in order to sell you products. So in all this constant tug-of-war, what's a person to do in order to keep their attention for their own purposes and not entirely waste it for the means of all the other people vying to benefit from it?
One option of countering this trend is minimalism. Living simply with the less stuff in order to make the most of each of those selected things we do keep in our lives. We can counteract our fickle minds by deeply planting ourselves within specific realms of interest. Shallow distractions pale once we have created depthier contrasts.
The beauty of minimalism is that with this attitude, every moment becomes a blank canvas full of potential for recreating one's life with potency and focus. The less quantity we subscribe to the more depth we're able to dedicate to any one avenue. We essentially regain control of our attention and become free to dedicate it only to the things we ourselves find valuable.
In my own life I can honestly say that my lack of focus has long detrimented the gains I've made in my pursuits. Popular opinion today points to the existence of a hypothetical 10,000 hour rule in order to attain mastery, obviously with somewhat deliberate practice. The failure then of many people is their inability to decide on what's not important and fully dedicate themselves to only one or a few very important pursuits at once in order to attain real and substantial results.
I looked at the route that Google Maps gave me to drive my RV back to Austin. The route went right past Mandeville, Louisiana. That's where Katya lives.
I hadn't seen her in years. We broke up four years ago, and I only saw her once since then, three years ago. She randomly showed up with her fiancee and took all of the big stuff she'd left at my house. Her fiancee apologized as we carried her bed frame that I'd been sleeping on for a year to his car.