November 1st, 2013

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Mistake #1

Mistake #1 by christopher575
Mistake #1, a photo by christopher575 on Flickr.

A major chain of events in my life was set in motion when I chose my first apartment in Seattle over one in the building pictured here. It's almost ridiculous how many things happened after that decision, mostly because of poor building management where I ended up and the people I met after that when I broke my lease and left.

When I see this building and the one I chose instead--which is often, as I live right around the corner--I think about how bad things in my life got, and how great they are now. And I also think about how they could have turned out even worse if I'd chosen differently. But I don't believe in regretting choices like this and I wouldn't change a thing if I could.

What I do is try to remember that all choices we make can have huge consequences. Most importantly, it's never too late to reinvent yourself and make your life what you want it to be.

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Today's awesome walk, 4 miles in 1:12

Been slacking on the walking recently because of the renovation and also
getting sick. Mostly not going to the office four days a week really
knocked me out of my routine. Today was a great day to get a mid-morning
walk in, though. Whenever I am trying to get back into the swing of things,
I do something that's more of a difficult climb than in distance. The hike
up Galer is pretty crazy.