About "Here’s to a Full Life"

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Hiking in Southern California

This blog celebrates living a full life.  It includes general topic posts, and  specific experiences including planning, resource, and recommendations for doing it better if I do it again, or should anyone else be interested in doing it.  I try to explore new places and new activities.    Sometimes a topic just has my attention so I write about it (see wild hair category).  I don’t plan out my posts, they just come out. Often what I started writing about takes a turn in a different direction.   I find that life is the same.  A good portion of my life was spent in a secure job, in a secure marriage, raising four children, and hoping to continue that life style as a grandparent. Then I hit a few bumps in the road. Two failed marriages, no interests to fill my life now that my nest was nearly empty, and very little success in finding someone to share my life with. Once I decided to stop looking and get a life everything else seemed to work out just fine.

There is a quote by Oscar Wilde that inspires me to live a full life, “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”  I do not plan to just exist!  I will take advantage of the time and gifts I have been given to live.  I hope writing in this blog at least once a week will, in addition to celebrating a full life, help to keep me focused on not “just existing”.   If someone else is interested in my ramblings then so much the better.

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  1. Sister Erin says:

    i want to see the dessert stars with you game?

  2. samesides says:

    Oscar Wilde. Hmmm. He was an interesting character himself. He lived a full life even though it was short (and somewhat scandalous for his day). Who are some of your other favorite writers? I will sift through you writing to find out more about you. Intriguing…

    • eric.rial says:

      I found the Oscar Wilde quote the old fashion way, I searched for full life quotes on Google. If I’ve read any of his works I don’t remember the details. He was an interesting fellow. Love the quote too! My favorite author is Orson Scott Card. I read pretty much anything he writes. I read mostly for entertainment and mostly SciFi, but will read other things. He writes SciFi, fantasy, mystery, biblical dramas, Mormon fiction, and in a few other areas. For me a good author takes me to a new and interesting place and introduces me to people I believe could really exist, then they add in the story. I saw a quote from Mark Twain on your blog. He definitely fit the “good author” definition and also was quite a character. Good luck with your blog – happy writing.

  3. Carlos says:

    Hey! I’ve been reading your blog an is so inspiring.I landed here because I would like to do this project you already did: coating my garage floor with epoxy. I’m planning of using the same product and I would like you to ask (here because there is no comments section in that post)…after almost two years (march 2013) would you recommend that product?

    • eric.rial says:

      Carlos – yes I recommend it. Two years later and the floor is still perfect, no loss of paint anywhere. My concrete was new with no dirt or oil on it. I think having a good surface to start with is key to a lasting finish. Also, I’ve notice with WordPress that if you are looking at a post within a topic the comments are hidden. If you click the post title the comments appear. Thanks for asking – Good luck with your garage!

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