Guess that's as good a place as any to start. I'm here in New York City. The city of lights, of dreams, the city that never sleeps. Also, the place where I live. If I flip back through most of my journals through the years so many of them start like this:
"Sitting in a cafe... "
Today is no different. A cafe has opened in the Lower East Side, up the street, with tables and wireless and delicious coffee and 'to- stay' mugs and plates. And its not a Starbucks. I love Starbucks, it has saved my life many a time while I was on tour. But in the city, the local coffee is king. For me at least.
I'm not sure where this will lead. I just read this book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. I finally read it, is more like it. I was raised on this book. My dad read it when he was starting his company and so all of these things that I grew up hearing were all of a sudden in print before my eyes. One of the chapters says to 'begin with the end in mind'. To envision where you want to be and then figure out how you get there along the way. My dad always says that planes en route to their destination are off course 99% of the time, but they still arrive where they knew they were going. I think I'm at a point in life where I want to be really selfish about the kind of life I want to have. And then go about living it. No apologies. No comparison. I imagine myself in a cafe, working, sitting at a table with a latte or coffee, and reading and writing. I think that's where today comes from. I feel good here. So. Here we are.
Let's see where it leads.