Journal #3

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What is the hardest thing to change? Let me back up. I’ve recently started a journey to try and better myself. With that knowledge, I ask again. What is the hardest thing to change? My answer is a routine.

I’ve always been a routine guy. This comes from my life as a baseball player. Everything in baseball is based on a routine. What time you get to the field, what time you start throwing, when is batting practice, etc. When I started this journey, the thing I wanted to change most was my video game routine. I felt like it had become a negative part of my life. Now, I’m not saying video games as negative as a whole. But in order to grow as a person, video games weren’t helping me.

I’m not going to sit here and tell you that it’s been easy. Breaking a habit is one of the hardest things to do in life. But I’ve been trying. Instead of playing every single day, I’ve cut back. This has given me more time to do other things. This for example. My writing is something that I knew needed work, but I “couldn’t find the time.” Obviously, that was a poor excuse. It was actually that I didn’t want to make the time.

What Do You Want?

This is a question I’ve asked myself a lot lately. What do you want? Is there something you want to accomplish in life? If so, how do you get there? These are all questions that have been running through my brain for months.

It may sound stupid, but I think I found the answer. I want to find a job/career that I enjoy doing. I don’t want to live my life constantly dreading going to work. Creating content is what I want to do. I talked about my sports blog in the post yesterday. I’m ready to commit to producing content. I believe I have the right expectations in place for this.

Growing my Phillies blog will be challenging, but I’m ready for it. Along with the blog, I want to launch a second podcast. I think that my end goal is to create a sports media network. Think JomBoy Media. If I can earn a living by writing and talking about the things I love, it will be amazing.

Will it be hard? Yes. Is it possible? Yes. Will it be worth it? Absolutely. I think the hardest part will be starting. Once I start, staying consistent will be the toughest challenge. But I’m striving for the old cliché, if you love what you do you never work a day in your life. Writing and talking about sports sounds like a pretty perfect way to live my life.

Final Thoughts

Life is hard. Working sucks. If you want to do something, just do it. That is my mentality here. I want to create a job/career that I’ll enjoy. Instead of applying for a job just to pay the bills. I’m hoping that I can create something amazing, and I hope that you guys follow along for the ride.




Former Indy Ball Player turned writer. Contact: Personal website:

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