Day 10: With a wee bit of whiskey, you will believe in the legend that is Nessie.

John, our kilt-wearing tour guide today, was the best yet! I’ll probably regret not detailing out today’s events in detail later but I’m exhausted.

In short, we traveled up through the Scotland highlands from Edinburgh to Loch Ness. Up through Glen Coe and The Three Sisters mountains, over the curviest of roads for hundreds of miles and passed the most picturesque of Lochs I’d ever seen. I took more time today to observe my surroundings than to take photos and I’m so glad I did. So refreshing to be surrounded by the nature that Scotland holds dear!

The Weather Outside Is Frightful.

What a day, what a day, what a day.

I’ve been busting my butt all week at work to keep up with the workload and I can definitely tell that I’m working hard. Don’t get me wrong, I always put everything I have into what I do on the work front but we’ve just been busier than usual and let me tell you, it’s noticeable!

All is well in the world though. I was just talking with a co-worker today and we were chit-chatting about how we actually enjoy coming to work. There are many times throughout our lives where every single one of us has probably faced the “I don’t want to go to work today” morning dilemma and happily, neither of us has had to ever say that working here.

I have pretty stressful days between this and that and over there and oh yeah that too but I love it. This job is challenging and exciting. It pushes me outside of my comfort zone at times and urges me to learn more and know more. Having a good atmosphere to work is in definitely key when it comes to enjoying what you do and I’m happy to say that I have found that.

Switching gears..

I have an ongoing bucket list that I plan on posting sometime soon. I think it might be a separate page kind of like the About Me and Contact Info pages. It’ll be things that I’ve been jotting down for a few years. Sadly, I have more on my bucket list ‘to do’ than are already done but one day at a time, right? Is that sad or is that hopeful? I guess it would be both gloomy and gratifying to actually have everything checked off that list.

What’s on your bucket list? A dream career path or place to visit? Where would you build your perfect home if you could? What’s your “bucket” timeline for the next big step in your life? Marriage, kids, bachelor for life?

That’s about all I have time for right now. I’m on the way home to tend to a 6′ 4″ beast of a man that’s picked up my sickness from last week. Too-da-loo.

SSR.

I wonder if I should add reading to my list of twenty fourteen goals. I haven’t been fully engulfed in a good read in such a long time that I feel my imagination is weakening. I blame smartphones. Of course I do, everyone does. Before them, I’d read for hours and hours. I’d finish a book in a couple days instead of a couple months. Back then, I’d rather tune into the next page than the next TV show. The sad thing is “back then” wasn’t really that long ago.

Now everything I read isn’t anymore than 140 charactors or a paragraph somewhere bouncing around in space. I’m constatntly connected to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, the list goes on and on and on. A rediculous amount of “on” to be honest. There are so many books that I have on my bucket list. Anything from The Great Gatsby to Henry Bouche, Ojibwa. I love reading or I should maybe say “loved” since it’s become past tense. It’s a goal I’m willing to gamble with though.

I’ve been tossing around the idea of buying Kindle or a Nook recently. The easibility would make it worth while but not having a physical copy of the book is the biggest downfall. I don’t know about any of you but I pride myself in the book collection, mini library that I have. Maybe if I tear a page out of my brother Nick’s way of thinking I could make it work.

When I think of Nick, I think of music. All kinds of music. Everything from the Swinging Sixties to Bob Marley to Tom Petty to Eminem and so on. It’s his passion, his way of life. To accomodate to both his passion and the raging war of musical revolution he’s developed a pretty good system. In a time where music is in it’s prime digital age, Nick always and I mean ALWAYS buys the actual CD. Sure, he’ll get the digital versions in his own which way but to stay true to his patronage in music, he always supports the artist by buying thier album.

Why couldn’t I do that with books? Purchase it on a Kindle and in the physical format? Sure it might add a handful of extra green than just the plain ol’ pre-2000’s way of reading but gaining the imagination and whimsical way a good book makes you feel would almost certainly be worth it.

A once bucket list item is now a goal. Here’s to reading ourselves silly!