Frank’s Blog : Married!

Val and Frank

 

Last week, Friday the 27th, it was a big day for us. Me and Val, did it. We got married.

It was a beautiful, rainy day. It was just the two of us and our son, Evaan, who was making sure he misplaced every thing from where we had put them.

It was a big joyful day for us and we wanted to thank everyone who wished us a great and happy Marriage.

Cheers to a new start!

 

Frank’s Blog : Goal setting.

Some people don’t set goals because they don’t know how.

Most people don’t set goals because they are afraid.

Afraid that they might not reach them, it’s to far out, they don’t want to limit/discipline themselves.

LL: People who aim at nothing, hit it all the time.

Frank’s Blog : Why did you choose those goals?

I set goals all the time. I have new year resolution, birthday resolution , new month resolution,…

I thought goals was about new beginnings, and the funny thins is I always feel good about myself not because I’m following or doing what’s taking me towards my goals but just having goals feels like I hit the jackpot. I walk and talk differently and if you asked me I would tell you, I have goals.

LL: It’s more about why you chose those goals, than choosing them.

Frank’s Blog : It’s later than you think!

From a learning a day blog post.

Dr Jessica Brandes and J R Storment were parents of an 8 year old boy who passed away 3 weeks ago. They both penned beautiful posts this week about this very painful experience.

In “All that remains,” Dr Brandes wrote about the fragility of life and pushes us to take the time to spend time with those we love.

And, in “It’s later than you think,” Storment reflected on his regrets and reminds us to be very intentional in how we prioritize our time.

I hope you take the time to read it.

Reminders of the fragility of this life are a gift. And, I’m grateful to Jessica Brandes and J R Storment for sharing their notes with us.

Frank’s Blog : Last Week working together!

Haley. A wonderful person. we both work for an audit team for Zimmer Biomet, an orthopedic company based in Warsaw IN. She is my team leader, very caring and energetic.

Sunday morning, we rode together, on our way to work, she told me this is her last audit. She got a better position at an other company. I’m telling you all this because I have only been on the audit team for only 4 weeks and I haven’t walked the courage to tell her how wonderful she is and how great she is going to do at the new company.

Haley, if you read this know that: you are one of few team leaders I enjoyed working with. you care about others and you are very encouraging, I will never forget the time I told I was going back to school and you said “that’s wonderful, go get it done, and I’m proud of you!” . As I like people who push me to do great things, I would like to do the same for you. Go get it done, be the best and keep being you! I wish you keep that same attitude, keep being very cool and hope everything works out with your new venture!

Frank’s Blog : Keep going!

It’s always hard to start a new thing, a new business, a new habit, …

It’s even harder to keep going after you start.

It’s not about giving yourself high fives when you did the thing you set out to do (even though we need to), but striving to get back  on the line when you rail into your old habits.

Frank’s Blog : Trying new things.

In the past week, I have been trying new things. And this is because of my coworkers who grew up in the US, are trying to get me to try as many things as they can.

I tried Sushi and I didn’t like it.

It’s their favorite food.

Since it’s their favorite food , we go to sushi restaurant a lot and I have to eat it because I don’t have a choice. And surprisingly the more I eat Sushi, the better it taste.


” sometimes, just because you don’t like things, it doesn’t mean you can’t try them. Especially if you’ve never tried them! “

Frank’s Blog : The planet isn’t going anywhere. WE are!

From A Learning Day.

Every time I stumble across the term – “Save the planet” – I am reminded of George Carlin’s timeless note on the topic.


“We’re so self-important. Everybody’s going to save something now. “Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save those snails.” And the greatest arrogance of all: save the planet. Save the planet, we don’t even know how to take care of ourselves yet. I’m tired of this shit. I’m tired of f-ing Earth Day. I’m tired of these self-righteous environmentalists, these white, bourgeois liberals who think the only thing wrong with this country is that there aren’t enough bicycle paths. People trying to make the world safe for Volvos. Besides, environmentalists don’t give a shit about the planet. Not in the abstract they don’t. You know what they’re interested in? A clean place to live. Their own habitat. They’re worried that some day in the future they might be personally inconvenienced. Narrow, unenlightened self-interest doesn’t impress me.

The planet has been through a lot worse than us. Been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, solar flares, sun spots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles … hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors, worldwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages … And we think some plastic bags and some aluminum cans are going to make a difference? The planet isn’t going anywhere. WE are!