I just finished reading a book, The Very Cool Life Code by Drew Rozell, PhD. In it he talks, of course, about having a very cool life. As I read through this book, which is pretty short, no nonsense, and to the point, I came to the realization that: Hey! I have a pretty cool life already, but am very much on the way to making it a very cool life. Yesterday, as I walked out from having my monthly massage session, the sun hit my face, I felt the heat on the humidity on my skin, I smiled and I was sure. Yep. Cool life! Cool life, indeed!
So, what does a very cool life look like? Quite simply, it looks exactly like you want it to look. For me, it means that I’m traveling; I’m surrounded by good friends; I do fun and interesting things; I have a fulfilling spiritual life; I am consistently learning new and exciting things about life and about myself; In short, I’m living in accordance with the type of life that I want to have. That’s just a short list of things that would make it ‘very cool’.
My life, for the most part, is quite different from what society would consider a ‘normal’ life and that’s quite fine with me because a very cool life is anything but ‘normal’. I spend zero hours watching TV. I have few possessions and am trying to have fewer. I’m starting to travel. Work is simply a means to allow me to do the other things that I want to do. I have a job that really like and find interesting. I get to walk and enjoy the sunrise with my dog every morning. I’m doing exactly what I want to do, regardless of what things show up in the mailbox or the inbox. I no longer have problems, so to speak, but challenges, and to be sure, it’s always a challenge to find the lesson in the particular issue at hand.
Being on my own now, just me and Hobbs, has opened up opportunities for me to explore the whole idea of what I want from life. I believe that life is to be enjoyed, fully, wholly, completely, and without reservation. I’ve not enjoyed life for the last 6 or so years, but that’s all been changing. Sometimes we can get caught up in the whole “should” of life. There is no one right way to live life. You have every right to carve out a life of your own. So, go for it! Sure, they’ll be obstacles along the way, but you’ll figure out the solutions and make a way around them.
If you’ve not read or heard of the book, it might be worth a read to you. It’s very short and very inexpensive. I bought it for $2.99 for the Kindle edition.