“Everything has already been done. Every story has been told. Every scene has been shot. It’s our job to do it one better.” Stanley Kubrick
I don’t make movies, but this quote is an excellent mantra for my life. Going through the motions of just existing is not what I want to do. I love taking an idea and improving on it. Cooking is one place where I seek to create the best meals possible. From recipes that were taught to me by my father to the ones I find online- these are just a foundation for meals.
I’ve mentioned before how I love traveling with my family. It’s something that I never really did as a child. My father never came to Disneyland or away to a lake. It was my mother’s job to do these things for my sister and I. They weren’t true “Family Vacations” so I have chosen a different route. I do my best to make sure the entire family goes on trips. Being a partner with my wife is one way I am improving on what I feel is what being a good father should be.
My life is a constant show where the rules are changing and being one step ahead of the curve has become my goal. Offering my knowledge to others of where I have succeeded and where I could have done better is my way of getting other people to do one better. I’m not the first man to walk on the moon nor will I be the 1,000th. I know my limits and will push them beyond my comfort level to see what happens.
Like Jack Skellington said, “I bet I could improve it too! And that’s exactly what I’ll do!”