2020 has been a year unlike any other. Just like many of you, I have experienced a lot of change throughout the year, and as a result, I haven't provided a new blog post for most of the year. This, however, will change in the upcoming weeks and months, and I hope that you will continue to follow this blog as we move towards our new goals for 2021 and beyond. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for continuing to follow this site, and I hope that everything is well with you and your families.
As with many things in 2020, this blog will see a few changes for the future. One of those major changes, however, will be the domain name to follow this blog. Starting October 29, this blog will only be accessible at hunterhess.net. If you have been following the blog from the redirect, no change is necessary; however, if you have been visiting this site from the hunterhes.blog domain, please update your bookmarks ASAP!
There will be some new changes rolling out in the coming weeks, and they will be announced in a similar post. Exciting things are coming soon, and I hope that you will join me during the next era of this blog!
It seems almost everyone sets a New Year’s resolution each year. It also seems that most everyone sets a similar resolution, as they typically involve losing weight, becoming debt free, or accomplishing something within the personal growth category. This is all well and fine, but unfortunately, it seems that nearly everyone drops their resolutions shortly after the “newness” has left the year and the work begins....
At some point, we have all been bored. There is nothing on our televisions worth watching, no books on our bookshelf that we want to read, and it might be too cold/hot outside to do outdoor activities. We “take a break” from our work, yet cannot find anything that is meaningful or entertaining to us that will fulfil our time. Therefore, we call ourselves “bored,” and we always seem to find some way to pass the time, whether it is taking a nap, scrolling on our phones, or something else that doesn’t provide a memorable experience or a meaningful accomplishment.
No matter how busy someone is, at some point, we consider ourselves bored, and while the boredom may not last very long, this period may seem like an eternity throughout the duration of its cycle. For those of us who live at a relatively fast pace, periods of free time often cause torturous boredom since there is little structure in this time, and this boredom seems to only cure itself once the structure returns. But instead of waiting until structure returns to our day, let’s think about what boredom is – it is the lack of something meaningful or intriguing to do. Therefore, being bored is the opposite of being intrigued, so the only plausible cure to boredom is its antidote – becoming intrigued...