It's Tuesday morning and my eyes snap open as the alarm blares in my ear. In my peripheral the glow of the clock is telling me it's 2:15 am. Few thing will get me moving at this time of the morning, hunting is one of them, the other, well, I'm keeping this post PG.
At the sound, Sage is at my side and he knows as well as I do, it's been far to long since we put down some ducks. Time to remedy that situation.
I can tell you a long winded story about making my way back up to the mountains to take down water fowl, but I won't. This one right here will do that for you. However please look at the pretty pictures of Jon, Sage and what appears to be us hunting in Siberia.
What really has me smiling this early in the morning is the fact that it is Tuesday and I have the day to do as I please. Freedom. It's what Mel Gibson and Zack de la Rocha from Rage Against the Machine have in common, they both like to scream it. Add me to that roster, because this morning I have it as well and what I'm realizing more every day is that this freedom is bringing me happiness. And even what's more important to me is the fact that I'm finally making an effort to gain it for myself.
We are creatures of habit, to this I am certain. What I am also certain about is that more often than not, these habits are created for us, not by us. We are taught at a young age through excruciating repetition on how we are to behave to become conforming, contributing members of society. Let's keep the machine well greased and moving forward.
And that works, for a while at least. Then we hit a point where we start to question, "When the hell did I agree to this?"
So today, I don't agree with it. Tuesday is a workday, well not for me, at least this week. Tuesday is a hunting day. Tomorrow, I don't know, but every day I take a piece of that control back is a day that I find a piece of me that I never new I had.
No, I don't think Che Guevara would be patting me on the back for this little internal revolution. In fact, he might be punching me in the face for my political and social views, but that is irrelevant. What's important is that we take action and make the decisions that will create our own personal freedom. So join with me, take the step and design that lifestyle you've always wanted.
Oh yea, and go shoot some ducks.