Living the Dream

Random musings of an Asian American making life work on my terms.
Supporting my local GORUCK Tough economy.

Supporting my local GORUCK Tough economy.

Lessons on Good Livin’: Inside the GRHQ with Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

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All you need to know about the GORUCK HQ and the GORUCK Challenge Cadre.

Myth: GRHQ is full of Green Berets eating steak, doing pushups under their desks, and polishing their pistols while taking shots of Jack Daniels.

Truth: Yes, there are some badass dudes at GRHQ, but it’s probably not the muscle-fest everyone thinks it is. Yes, we have a lot of fun and drink beer, but we also are all about buckling down to work, and we are passionate about what we do. I think people would be the most surprised about how much actual work goes on here. My favorite days are the ones that turn into nights – where the Good Ideas Club comes together over pizza and beers. Ask Brian about when we hit up the clubs of DC before his 5 AM flight.

Cream puffs by Max from Bread’s & More.

Cream puffs by Max from Bread’s & More.

Pack Light. Go Fast.: Layering

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One trick to pack light is layering. You can carry less and still have the ability to dress correctly for whatever is outside.

The specific items of clothing that I am mentioning here are made by Patagonia. I am writing about them not because I work for the company (although that would be cool)…

Chicken Terriyaki, sashimi at Full Moon Sushi.

Chicken Terriyaki, sashimi at Full Moon Sushi.

Korean BBQ with green tea @ Sushi Mon

Korean BBQ with green tea @ Sushi Mon