September 25, 2022: The Last Quarter of 2022

For the first time this year, I feel free.

The year 2022 was full of plans (and duties). There were the bad days and the good days. The bad days may as well be forgotten, although I will not forget those who had to go to sleep forever. May they rest in peace.

As for the good days, here’s a summary: I traveled three times and attended six weddings.

The last wedding took place just two days ago, and it was my brother’s. I was the best man, of course, so I smoked my share of cigars and drank and danced like a best man should. Everything was perfect, and I was happy to see him happy.

And now comes the last quarter of 2022, and it looks like I’ll finally have time to catch up on my reading and writing. I’ll also focus on work and make sure my projects are all good and healthy. Losing some weight isn’t a bad idea either. I’ve been feasting since the beginning of the year. My stomach can also take a break… until Christmas.

September 8, 2022: Doing Well

In the back of a taxi cab. Window down. Wind in my beard. The sun shining in a turquoise sky.

Heading to the barbershop to get a haircut and trim my beard. After that, lunch with my wife. Chinese. And after that, work. Online meetings.

Actually, you know, I was just thinking, “Hard work got me somewhere, after all.” Here. It’s not the best place, and it’s not the worst. I could do better, and I’ll sure be trying that later.

But not today. Because tonight I got to pack. In the morning, I’ll be in Prague with my wife. Celebrating our one year wedding anniversary.

I can’t wait to get drunk with her, to get lost with her, and laugh, and love, and dance, and live.

I’ve done well. I’ve done very well. Can’t think of regrets.

It’s time to have some fun.

May 20, 2022: Falling into the World of NFTs

No more than a month ago, I knew almost nothing about NFTs. I didn’t know how they were made, where they were sold, or why they were bought. I knew absolutely zilch about these non-fungible tokens that everyone was talking about. But one day, one Google search led to another, and I finally fell into the world of NFTs like a monkey into a lion’s den.

I was lost and afraid, but then I saw the light. I survived.

I was a little surprised that it didn’t turn out to be as complicated as I believed it would be. After creating a crypto wallet (Metamask), buying some ETH, and joining a marketplace called Rarible, I was good to go.

Last week, I also managed to get an “NFT Expert” certification, which is pretty unbelievable to me because everything happened so fast. I’m really proud of myself.

NFT has become an obsession, and it’s all I’ve been thinking about night and day.

Today, I’m in multiple Discord channels participating in Blockchain/Crypto/NFT conversations and making new friends. Moreover, just recently, I made sure to purchase ETH domains for me and my wife. It’s the thing now…

You never know what the future holds, but it really feels good to feel like you’re going somewhere.