I Lived Fully

Living Life to the Full


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Gone, Gone, Gone

Life has been crazy for the past couple of weeks. I have been working crazy long hours at the ranch. My work hours are going to continue to be crazy for the about the next three weeks or so. When I have been home I’ve been busy with personal stuff. Hence why I haven’t posted anything for the past couple of weeks.
Also I’ve been working with a friend of mine on a project. I’ll be sharing more details about it in the coming weeks. Along with a formal announcement when the project is ready to be shared with the world.

Any way here’s a music video for your viewing pleasure.

-Roland K

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Uncharted

In about two hours I am going to be at a One Republic concert. Now you might be wondering what the music video for Uncharted has to do with a One Republic concert. Well, two things actually. First, Sara Bareilles is playing with One Republic. The second thing is that metaphorically speaking I am standing at the edge of a cliff and it’s time to take a leap of faith. I have no idea what the future will hold it’s Uncharted and it’s time to throw logic out the window. So here goes nothing, CANNONBALL!!!

-Roland K

 

Pictures of The Ranch

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So I finally got around to uploading some of the pictures of my families ranch, enjoy!!!

The pictures of the buildings are from before we bought the ranch. Most of the weeds in the pictures are now gone.

I took these pictures when we moved some of our heifers from our dairy in the Willamette Valley to the ranch in central Oregon.

All of the winter pictures were taken with my dad’s iphone last fall/winter.

Pictures don’t do the ranch justice. It’s about 1,200 acres total so it’s a little overwhelming when you first visit. There’s a whole lot more to see of the ranch and I am planning on posting more pictures in the future.

-Roland K

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The Paper Bag Theory

A couple of weeks ago I was having a conversation with a friend of mine about meeting/finding/attracting the “right” guy. During the course of the conversation she said that she was going to go stick her head in a paper bag and see what would happen. Now my friend did not literally stick her head in a paper bag. What she meant by her statement is that she wasn’t going to worry about trying to find the “right” guy.
Instead she was just going to be herself and not try to be someone, that she is not just to attract a guy. My friend ended up calling her idea “The paper bag theory.” In short the paper bag theory is this. You will be yourself and not worry about attracting a member of the opposite sex.

Two types of small paper bags

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Now, you might be thinking to yourself that would never work. Well here’s some food for thought. Do you want someone to be attracted to the front that you put up to try to attract someone? Or do you want them to be attracted to the really you? Any kind of relationship won’t last if it’s built on false hood. It will eventually wither and die.

In a previous post I wrote about the masks we wear. In it I talked about reasons for why we wear masks and I posed the question “what would happen if we stopped wearing masks and showed each other our true self’s?” Since I wrote that post I have been trying to live without any masks. Some times I succeed and other times I fail miserably. In doing so I have found a sense of freedom and liberty that I never had before. I am not trying to please any one and I don’t have to hide behind masks and false fronts. Because I’m being myself and not who other people think I am. I’m more confidant in myself and my abilities both as a person and as a leader in my church young adult group.

If you’re stressing out and worrying about finding that “right” guy or girl. Why don’t you give the paper bag theory a shot. Who knows you might be surprised by the results. So, what happened with my friend, and did her paper bag theory work? Well, I think I’ll save the answer to that question for a future date.

-Roland K