An update on my life and some motivation

Hey guys!

First, I just wanted to give you all a quick update. I managed to get super lucky and land a great job, which I’m really loving. Needless to say — as evidenced by the lack of posts of late — I’ve been running 90 mph trying to wrap up closing my company and throwing myself hard into a major project that I was hired for in my new company.

But I love the job, it’s an important effort that could help a lot of people, and I’m working with a great company. Best of all, I’m getting to work with some very talented people and it’s so nice to try to keep up and learn from people who are smarter than you. (I know that’s all vague, but I’m not sure what I’m allowed to post about the company or effort, so that’s the way it’s going to have to be for a while. Just know that I’m happy and being well taken care of.)

Secondly, who couldn’t use some awesome motivation, right?

Check this guy out: ‘Age is nothing but a state of mind’: The 70-year-old body builder whose abs put men half his age to shame.

This man, and his philosophy on life, on work, and on exercise, is just motivating beyond belief. Just read his story if you get just a couple of minutes. It will motivate you and feed your soul, your heart, and your mind. We all need that, so read it and then go get some.

Finally, I wanted to say that I appreciate every single one of you — even those of you who are far smarter than me and leave comments that constantly remind me of my quite average IQ and very limited world knowledge! : )

But, seriously, your friendship, your encouragement, and your wisdom that you’ve shared on so many of my posts have meant a lot to me.

I’ll get back to throwing myself into Mexican Heat soon, and those final edits will get done. These whole “major life transitions” are a bit hard. : )

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. If you enjoy fast-paced books, you just might like my works. “Sold Out” tracks the life of a legendary Marine Sniper after a CIA unit decides to kill him for reasons of national security. “Little Man, and the Dixon County War” tells the uphill fight a young deputy faces after surviving three years of war only to find himself in the sights of a mighty cattle baron. And “Soldier On,” a short novel, follows the lives of several German soldiers in a depleted infantry company trying to make it through the final, miserable months of World War II.

19 thoughts on “An update on my life and some motivation

  1. CONGRATULATIONS SON!! So happy you are enjoying your new job!!!! That really makes your day worthwhile, to have a job and to love it. Not many people are that blessed. They HAVE to get up and go to a job they hate because they do not apply themselves, do not care whether they do a good job or give their best to their employer. They should be thankful they are ABLE to get up and have the health and strength to GET to go to a job, and in so doing, do their very best to give their employer an honest days work. KEEP THE FAITH! Love You, Mom


  2. Stan, I’m delighted that things have settled down for you. Certainly a new affirmation will add to your feeling. I also want you to know that I’m pleased that you’re David’s treasurer. He had the grace to appear at my door and we spent a good time talking, and I learned of his experience, and mostly his enthusiasm for the job. He will be terrific. And it adds to his cachet that you two are longtime buddies. If he’d like a yard sign at the corner of West Outer and Mississippi Avenue I’d be pleased. I’d suggest two signs, one kitty-corner and visible to people going west, and another on West Outer for people going east. Nancy


    1. Thanks, Letizia!!! And I’m sorry I haven’t talked with you of late! Been super busy! (Though I haven’t seen a lot of you on Twitter. Have you been buried, as well?)


      1. Yes it’s been busy at work and with the arrival of Spring (finally!) there’s been a lot to do in the garden as well. So good to get out and do some work in the yard!


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