The First Day of the Rest of Your Life – Episode 0007 – “Bridging the Gap”

Episode 0007 – “Bridging the Gap”

  • First episode with an official title
  • Grateful for the friends that I have and feeling blessed
  • Hoping to build more friendships and community comparable to that that provides me with the inspiration and motivation behind this blog & podcast
  • Health and Wellness – relaxation by drinking Traditional Medicinals Everyday Detox tea
  • Taking the remaining “uncovered” structure from Episode 0005 and utilizing it for discussion topics today

Episode 0005 Remaining Talking Points:

  • Social Experiments
    • Round 1:  Quitting Facebook – Goodbye, Facebook
      • Pros / Cons
    • Round 2:  Quitting Smartphones
      • Pros / Cons
        • Debt Management
        • Need vs. Want
        • Luxury vs Necessity
        • Dave Ramsey
        • Debt Management, Smartphone “connectivity” and minor lifestyle adjustments – a return to humanity
        • Meeting / Identifying financial goals prior to engaging in the luxury of a smartphone
        • The importance of prioritizing my life
  • Homesteading
    • Naming the homestead:
    • Writing a mission statement and vision statement of the homestead
      • Writing a Mission and Vision Statement (Part 1 and Part 2)
    • Planning stages of a proposal and formal lease agreement
  • Farming
    • The homestead is a part of York Meadow Farm
    • The homestead is a “testing ground” for permaculture design principles
    • The Primal Gnomestead is going to be a part of the farm and a farm in and of itself…

    • Gardening and Permaculture will be integral parts of the homestead AND the farm
    • Permaculture
    • Joel Salatin’s new book:  Fields of Farmers: Interning, Mentoring, Partnering, Germinating
  • Knives
  • Spirituality / Religion / etc
    • Discussion about spirituality and how it factors into the decline of society
    • The loss of our moral compass
    • Apathy & Complacency
  • Chronic Medical Conditions
    • Increasingly part of our modern society
    • How we shouldn’t let chronic medical conditions “hold us back”
    • “Let your mess be your message”
    • Encourage and inspire others to see beyond their conditions
  • Writing
  • Career path
    • Current career path
      • Potential for a position back in Ohio “of my creation”
      • Set it up for future potential…but understand that it is only potential
    • Always prepare for failure and job loss
    • Number one rule towards “job security” –> being prepared to lose it tomorrow
    • Disaster Probability, Impact and Commonality
      • The biggest probability for disaster for me is the loss of a job and my epilepsy
    • We are pawns in the game…
    • We are dispensible cogs in the machine…
  • Together…we can be the change we wish to see in the world.


Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life…


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