Great things happen at night, but rarely overnight

Made two new friends yesterday.

They're from Belgium.

One runs a chocolate business and the other a student. Naturally, our conversation led to talking about what we do. 

When I talked about what I do — write for copy clients virtually while traveling the world — their response was similar to how most respond to my "job".



And a little bit of jealousy. 

I'm super thankful for where I'm at in life.

But honestly, it's difficult to truly see the shift in my life because it happened gradually. Had I achieved success overnight, surely I would be as amazed as the people I talk to.

But that's not how it happened; it took me about 5 years.

While explaining my journey, I was reminded of the fact great things rarely happen overnight. And if they do, it's hard to appreciate them.

Meaningfulness comes from long term progression. This holds true for all areas of life; business, relationships, and health.

Speaking of health, I'm about 20% done with The Plant Paradox. I cannot recommend this book enough. If you are about your body, it's a must read.

Plants have been around for millions of years before us. And they'll be around after we're gone. There's a lot we can learn from them, especially when it comes to how they deter predators (i.e., people) from eating them.

In other news, I'm still in Zadar.

The lifestyle here is nice. Chill. Although, it's getting touristy. Which is funny to say because I'm also a tourist. I try not to act like one though.

That's all that I want to write about for now.

I'll leave you with a pic from last night — a tuna steak while overlooking a beautiful sunset.

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