By the time a lot of people are just getting out into the world, I was flying around the country for my then-career, juggling hundreds of thousands of dollars in business for an employer. I spent an endless time in dozens of cities -- Boston, New York, Dallas, San Francisco, Denver, you name it. Then, I was like a lot of young adults today and running my first startup. Days often started at 7am and didn't stop until 1am. I missed endless events, holidays, birthdays, etc. during this time and most of all, I missed the opportunity to do a lot of regular life stuff. Mind you, I wasn't unhappy -- I wouldn't have wanted it any other way than to try to accomplish my goals. But around two years ago, I realized that while I had cool work that involved all the things I loved, I hadn't gotten much time or chance to experience a lot of the other regular life stuff. I wasn't sure where home would end up being so I barely had furniture or home items. I had eaten most meals out from endless years of breakfast/lunch/brunch/dinner meetings and socializing, so there hadn't been much need for cookware. I more often than not had groceries delivered. I set off the smoke detector the first few times I tried to make salmon, until someone told me you could purchase it with the skin taken off. So I set out to learn all these little life details -- how to cook, how to entertain at home, where and what to buy for the kitchen, and how to not just decorate my place but figure out what my house style was. Then, I realized I wasn't alone. Today, a lot of adults start in these areas later in life, after they've landed where they've wanted to go. I'm not the first person I know that has said the same, and probably won't be the last. Which is why in part I started a digital magazine that centered around just that: Life, on all fronts. My hope is to help other people creating their experience to find easier, more efficient ways to live their lives -- and not to set off the smoke detector as they make dinner or lunch. If you've got any questions, comments, ideas or things you'd like us to write about, or to just say 'hi,' email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
missed out on a lot of the little things in life.