I love you all, and thanks for reading another installment of the Grawlix blog, or “Grog” (It’s a working title, but I don’t think it’s really working.) anyways, I’m glad you’re here. I wanted to take this opportunity in the blog to update you on some of the cool things I’ve learned in the past few weeks. As I gear up to head to Mexico in a couple weeks, I’m spending my time focusing on how to improve myself. My goal is to go on vacation, and return with a more stoic approach to life. Stoicism is a philosophical life practice, which was first explained in “Meditations” by Marcus Areulius, the last “good” emperor of Ancient Rome. Marcus cared about the well being of the people in ancient Roman civilization. He cared about the empire so much, that he created a philosophical parameter by which he lived the rest of his life. I’ll link the YouTube video below that goes more into detail about the meditations themselves, but the one that I found most resounding, was the idea that we should do less. If we do less, we can focus our energy on things that are important. In reflection, I found that these important things include family, friends, fitness, and music. I’ll update you next time on how specifically I was able to focus more on these important things, but for now, check out the YouTube video and let me know what you think. Until next time, I’m signing out. Wishing you peace, love, and happiness as always.