I am not much of a fan of celebrating specific holidays. I am also the same weird guy that loves Mondays. I try as best as I can to celebrate each day as if it where a Holiday.
The 5 Contributing Factors
There are a five key factors that help me enjoy most of my days as if they where all a holiday.
Becoming a parent has been one of the most unique experiences that make me enjoy each and every day even more. My daughter brightens most of my days even those where I might have had a major setback or the day did not come out how I wanted.
2. Supporting Life & Business Partner
When I decided to go become a small business owner & start CIMA IT Solutions I had the full support of Lucy who is my partner in life, parenting, and business. I am very grateful for the support she gives me when it comes to my many experiments (Job Board, Twitter Instructional Blog, IT Consulting Practice, partnerships with other key companies, and even our parenting blog).
I know of many others who accomplish great things without the initial support of the close people around them I tip my hat to them and luckily Lucy has supported me from day one.
3. Diversity of People I get to Collaborate with
I am able to collaborate with friends like Rick Lipsett who decided to partner up with Lucy and me to create Papaheroes.com. I also have other friends who are always willing to help because I am always ready to the same.
Most of these friends enrich my life in many ways but I guess that having a diverse background makes me part of communities which my friends are connected to directly.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit Osvaldo and Jennifer who we met about 3 years ago while attempting to share our knowledge on how to use twitter and other technology platforms for business. Osvaldo and Jennifer have a farm and own Tropical Bloom in the west coast of Puerto Rico where they grow ornamental plants, medicinal plants, herbs, vegetables and fruits amongst other things.
Similar to my friend Mark Hayward who runs a small business and volunteers with the Animal Welfare of Culebra , they are so in touch with nature they also have adopted 11 dogs that they take care with out the help of others. Not only do they have the difficult job of taking care of the land they cultivate, their hearts are so big that they also take awesome care of these 11 dogs.
The opportunities I get via my blogging efforts allow me to connect with people like Jennifer & Osvaldo and also have access to knowledgeable folks like Alan Weinkrantz who are willing to share their knowledge and help others like myself.
I met Alan during SXSW but got the opportunity to spend some more time with him when he visited Puerto Rico a few weeks ago for the 140conf Meetup. Alan loves photography and better yet he was nice enough to share lots of this knowledge. The opportunity was a great learning experience for me because Alan has a heightened awareness of what is around him. I will give more details of the many lessons I learned from of the experience to meet Alan in a future post but I can quickly summarize that Alan got me thinking a lot more of how to use photography for storytelling.
4. Ability to Share My Experiences
Yesterday I was able to share even more of my experience using my creative side by taking pictures with my iPhone and the Instagram app. Alan gave me a quick tutorial on how he uses it and I can say in only a few days I am big fan of Instagram.
I went to Puerto Rico’s country side and enjoyed it even more while I also shared my experienced with those folks that have connected with me on twitter, Facebook, the blog’s like page, and my current favorite platform Google +.
- From Expensive Gas to Connecting with Nature #PuertoRico ( My Pictures on the Experience on Google+ )
5. The Ability to Talk to You
If you got to this point I really appreciate the time you take to read my posts especially ones like these that are on the long side. There is no better feeling than someone making a comment on my blog, having someone share my thoughts, starting a conversation, or just having you think about the way I feel with the objective of probably having the opportunity to know you better.
Just having a platform where I can connect with people who are interested or curious of what I am writing about makes every day look similar to a holiday in my book.
So if you celebrate Easter!
If you don’t enjoy make sure you enjoy your Sunday and every other day of the week. But most importantly thank you for stopping to read this and/or for subscribing to my blog.
I would love to hear from you in the comments are or feel free to drop me a line or two directly on what makes or can make most of your days feel like holidays?