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"Time to Go"

Image: Carlos Porto

I’ve been learning a lot when to pull the trigger on a project; when to go public.

It seems that every book and blog entry I read keeps saying the same thing over and over: The time to launch your idea is now. Not when you have done enough research, not when you perfect your website – NOW. But I kept reading. I kept exploring. I kept… acting like a big chicken.

It’s funny how coming up with a seemingly simple blog idea turned into something so complicated that I waited almost a year between posts. I thought my focus was too narrow, when in fact it was too broad. This is about how I Always Enjoy Life, no matter what.  Truly…


I had no idea how much material that covers! I am awake approximately eighteen hours each day, and I demand enjoyment out of every minute (of course I don’t literally enjoy it every minute, but we can talk about that later). That’s a lot to offer.

Here at Always Enjoy Life, you will hear how enjoyable my life can be through marriage, parenting, minimalism, finances, music, education, and if I’m lucky, there will be a post or two on disc golf. I’m sure that a lot of basic principles will emerge such as gratitude, positive thinking, and service to others (yes, actually serving others). I would love to give you a basic blueprint on how I enjoy every minute through all of this so that you can demand more enjoyment out of life as well, but unfortunately I cannot do so in one post. If I can offer one piece of advice right now, it is just to echo what I have been reading the past few months.

The time to launch your idea is now, not later. NOW.

A big thanks goes to Seth GodinLeo Babauta, and graduate school for inspiring me to start writing in the first place. However, another big thank you goes to Everett BogueTammy Strobel, and especially Hugh MacLeod for actually getting me off my butt to put my writing in front of you readers. Now that I have put myself out there for you – feedback is always appreciated.

Always Enjoy Life,
Zach Ellerbrook

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It’s “lights out time” for the kids right now.

They’re giggling up a storm when they should be in bed.

Do I make them go to bed, lovingly making sure they get a good night’s sleep so they’re not cranky the next day?

I don’t freakin’ think so. Let them have some fun together.

I’ve been reading a lot of simplicity/minimalism blogs, such as Zen Habits, Becoming Minimalist, and I was just reading a great post about frugal hygiene from Rowdy Kittens.

Want some minimalism/simplicity advice? Listen to kids giggle (LOUDLY) past their bedtime. Life is wonderful.

Always Enjoy Life,
Zach Ellerbrook