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Normal Is Dumb

May 8, 2013 — 5 Comments

I was pretty tired this morning when I woke up at 5. The fact that I had planned to ride my bike to gym to meet my friends there made me feel even more tired.

normal is dumb

Reluctantly, I got my gym clothes on, checked the weather, and then put on my Vibram Five Fingers shoes, or “those weird toe-shoes” to most people. Continue Reading…

 

I set this alarm for every day.

I set this alarm for every day.

I woke up fifteen minutes before my alarm today. The clock read “4:45.”

I willingly got out of bed at 5:05am. And yes, this is the Austin D. Hill you know.

Even though I’m feeling a little groggy right now, and drinking some of the worst Starbucks coffee I’ve ever had, but am too lazy to go complain about it, I’m happy I woke up early today.

In truth, I never regret the mornings when I get up early.

Most of the time, I end up having more energy than I realized I had, and even when I am feeling a little tired, I’ve still always been glad for the time I had when I woke up early.

As much of a challenge as it is to wake up early, the benefits always outweigh the cost. Here are five reasons why I’m making it a habit to wake up early most days.

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Terrible at First

April 23, 2013 — 3 Comments

 

Something amazing happened on Sunday night.

The closest to a smile I saw.

The closest to a smile I saw.

Lylah actually tolerated her bath.

But it was after a few minutes of earth-shattering screams. Let me be clear: Lylah wasn’t just shedding a few tears, sniveling, and occasionally letting her anxiety get the best of her by raising her voice.

We might as well have dropped Lylah in a bath of acid. Continue Reading…

This is a guest post from my wife, Sara, about an awesome book that just came out recently.

About a year ago my husband Austin said, “Hey you should check out this lady’s blog. You’d really like reading it.” I added marriageadventures.org to my Feedler app and read the most recent posts. Immediately I was hooked.

Our advance copies!

Our advance copies!

Carrie writes openly about her desire for a couple’s first marriage to be their only marriage. She knows that using tools like Christian faith and sound money management will help couples achieve this goal. Carrie is like me 15 years from now. She is awesome.

Carrie’s posts are a regular encouragement to me. Some of her advice catches me off guard, like her encouragement to save water by always showering with my spouse and her encouragement to always sleep naked. All of her advice spurs me on to be the best wife I can be as Austin and I pursue our own marriage adventure. Continue Reading…

Today

April 2, 2013 — 1 Comment

 

I’ve had this stack of cardboard boxes on my back porch for months. Every time I see it, it bothers me, and I say, “I’ll deal with that later this week.”

Half of this pile is still here.

Half of this pile is still here. Notice the Christmas decorations still out.

I finally dealt with that stack today… Well, sort of. I got rid of maybe half of it. Continue Reading…