This little blog just got a redesign (a.k.a. blogger E-Z template for morons). I picked something I felt suited me; colors that I like and the natural environment I enjoy, until it occurred to me that a year ago I made a very brief mention of getting into hiking (buried in a story featuring Channing Tatum hotness) and have never talked about it since.
Hence, the new site design seemed to fall short of representing this blog and essentially, well, ME.
A friend (and superb website designer) reminded me to “tell the story of better by 30 in the design … take your ‘identity’ and grandly showcase it.”
This sentiment also came up recently, as I aim to clean my clutter. Getting rid of the mess is not the end game, it is only the beginning! Once I get that old crap out of the way, I can fill my space with beautiful things that organize and create a home. Yay shopping! Right now, I have a collection of random things, none of which really say anything about the owner.
When my roomie and I were talking about my room design, I was like; I want clean surfaces! Japanese everything! He bluntly reminded me that while all that stuff looks cool and there are design elements and colors I could incorporate, the style is not really me.
I’m cozier and a little kitschy; eccentric, eclectic, bold, bright, slightly edgy and always trendy.
When I first started my mission to be better by 30, it was never my intent to become a different person. I knew I would ultimately be the same guy, just with an improved life situation (job, car, finances, health, etc.)
In the same way, I’m not suddenly going to transform into an anal retentive minimalist.
I need to represent me.
Right now, I’m just another dude trying to sort my hot mess, get my stress/anger issues under control and remain cigarette free. Also, I love to hike. Starting, like, now, I’m going to post the pics I take on these nature walks out here in beautiful Southern California. It really is a wonderful place to live. That’s why I moved here!
These pics (click to enlarge) are taken from a hike in Malibu with my buddy Zach (of ZeeJay’s Mix Tape fame)