The date is June 22, 2017. I'm in Himachal Pradesh, the northern tip of India, near Pakistan's border. It's about 6 a.m., and I'm getting into a local taxi, heading to a small town called Saloh, which I recently found out was where my dad was born. I just finished spending ten weeks in Nepal trekking and volunteering. India was my last stop before heading back home to Los Angeles. I have a few days left to soak in the mountains. This particular road trip began in Leh, Ladakh.
Last week I posted a piece about how I'm spending my time during this unique point in human history. Because of that post, I had a few people reach out to me, saying they were inspired to try new and different things with their extra time. I asked if they wanted me to hold them accountable and do a weekly check-in to see what progress had been made; they were in! Fortunately, accountability is a two-way street, so they're holding me accountable as well. That has proved succes
It's a unique time in history; it calls for changed behavior. If someone told us that we'd get a 2-3 week "break" from work or social interactions/obligations, then we'd probably think there'd be a lot of downtime to do a countless number of things. Also, if we knew all sports would get canceled and restaurants/bars would close, we wouldn't believe the extra time on our hands. Time, arguably our greatest asset, is opening its doors to us - so what should we do with it? In an