No poker content today. As a matter of fact, I didn't even plan to write a post this weekend. But, it's the twists and turns of everyday life that shape us and in this case made me put words on (digital) paper.
This past Saturday evening I spent with my buddies watching college football. Most of our group lives in nice buildings. But Saturday night felt a little bit different. The host lives (rents) in one of the newer and nicer buildings in Arlington. It's a luxurious high-rise building where all the residents and their guests receive complementary valet parking. From the valet parking, to the lobby, amenities, and the actual apartment, it was all very impressive.
Driving home Saturday night, I thought how I need to work harder, look to advance my career, and keep improving overall.
On Sunday, I went to drop-off my old sofa that I sold to a family who recently moved to the area from South America. I helped them carry the sofa up a flight of stairs and into the apartment. They are a blue-collar family with two children (5 and 13). Understandably, they live in an older building and the apartment itself has seen many residents come and go over the years.
Driving home Sunday evening, I thought how I'm doing pretty good overall, have a good white-collar career, and to stay the course.
It is interesting how a single day can bring a completely different perspective to the same topic.