Going through each day can be a struggle sometimes. When problems compound onto each other, the stress of it all can make you wonder why you’re here. Is it merely to be a cog in someone else’s machine?

A few weeks ago, I went to a leadership conference where one of the speakers, Drew Dudley, asked the audience a simple question with a complicated answer: “Why Do You Matter?” It stumped many who he asked directly, and I can say, it stumped me.

Ever since that day, I questioned myself why I matter. And as of today, I’ve yet to come up with an answer.


The Reason for This Blog


The most magnificent reflections in my life come to me when I work out. There are all kinds of science behind why your mind opens up when you’re in beast mode. It’s the reason why many people become addicted to body movement in the first place -myself included.

Before each workout, I set an intention to learn something about my life and world. And then, I record it on this blog to encapsulate my thoughts and then share them with you.

What Was My Intention?


It’s pretty clear what my intention of this workout will be. Why do I matter? A question that has haunted me for weeks, that I’ve failed to come up with an answer. Will I find it today?

How Did I Feel Before?


My shoulders are a little tender from yesterday’s workout. This was expected as I targeted them. Thankfully, my mind and body are still in alignment, so I am still riding my proverbial “high.” 

What Did I Do?


  • 45 minutes of Yoga practice.
  • 10 minutes of meditation practice.

How Do I Feel After?


I feel refreshed as usual after Yoga. Nothing stretches my legs out any better than a good Yoga practice. Nothing stretches my mind out any better than meditation.

What Did I Learn?


I’m an instrument of hope and a beacon of inspiration. I matter because my life needs me. Not everyone will need me, and I must grow to accept that. My voice is louder than my thoughts, and when I finally realize that my purpose will be fulfilled.

Why do I matter? I matter because I’m alive.


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