“Aim for Awesome!” is about aiming for the best you can get from life. I have no idea what the real point of life is, as in – the universal truth, but for me it’s pretty easy to see that life sucks many ways and if I’m not focused on making it suck less for me and for others I interact with – I’m not doing the best I can.
Aim for Awesome is about living in Hawaii primarily because it’s where my heart is. From the time the 747 airplane I’d taken from Pittsburgh to Chicago to Honolulu touched down, I knew I was in a magical place. When I stepped out of the plane I was numb. I was overcome with a reality that had escaped me for the 18 years I spent in the cold winters of Pennsylvania. I didn’t understand why everyone in the world didn’t pack their things and move to the Hawaii islands.
I need help for this site…
If you are in Hawaii or moving to Hawaii and you want to write about your experience – contact me.
If you take nice photos of Hawaii and don’t mind if I put them at this site (with credit to you, of course) – contact me.
If you take good video and know how to upload them to YouTube, and don’t mind me using them for this site – with credit – contact me.
So – as a primary focus this site is about living in Hawaii and moving to Hawaii. Recently I added a “Living in Hawaii Forum” - still fiddling with this, considering adding a paid-for forum software.
I love exercise, philosophy, psychology, and making others happy. This site has some of that as well.
I’ve tried to write helpful articles from a unique viewpoint. Sometimes you’ll share my viewpoint and other times you won’t. I encourage you to leave comments either way and begin a dialogue between us. If you’re looking for my bio, it’s here – BIO.
Philosophy of Life
All my life I’ve laughed more than ANYONE I know. I’ve had more fun in my life than a person has a right to. I noticed about age 30 that my friends weren’t laughing that much anymore. And now, in my mid-forties, I’m lucky to see spontaneous laughter once a week from some of them. That’s downright distressing.
In my own private logic (the place in my head where I work things out and come to conclusions) I believe I need to help others add laughter to their lives. I couldn’t imagine life without laughing everyday. I really enjoy helping others laugh and have a good time. I love to change seriousness to smiles. I love to watch people I’m with begin to realize that life is just a game. It’s a game we’re playing 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, 4.2 weeks per month, and you know the rest of it.
Life is NOT meant to be serious. It is a game of epic proportions. Can you imagine the detail that went into creating all the rules and variables of this game? Fascinating! Who created it? Who knows. Not me. Did you? You neither? We’ve been left with no definitive explanation, hence I let smiles, smarts, and success dictate the way my life rolls on.
I’m continually blown off my feet when I realize what a monumental game this all is. It’s blissful and catastrophic all at the same time. It’s intricately detailed with rules and expected behavior that leads to stagnation and boredom if one isn’t careful.
So – we’ve gotta be smart about this game. We’ve gotta keep ourselves happy and keep some others happy too. I noticed that if I’m happy – I make others happy. If others are happy – I’m happy too. It’s a nice circular happy-happy. I like to spend time with others that are usually happy, it makes me happy, are you happy? See how it’s coming back to “SMILES” again? It always does…
Enjoy the writings, leave as many comments as you can stand writing, and if you have any questions at all – zap me a mail at: AimforAwesome ~ at ~ gmail / com.
Aloha & best of life!
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Cover Photo (Header) – this is Zach Dischner, a student at Colorado State University who graciously allowed us to use his absolutely awesome photo for our header! See some more of his photos at his photostream on Flickr – here is one shot of tidepools on the north shore – Oahu, that is also stunning (click).