A Full Life
I’ve lived more in the 43 years that I have been on this earth then most will ever live in a lifetime. I’ve been wanting to write this memoir for years now and have finally slowed down enough to take a deep breath and get my journey down in writing. My hope is to leave this to the future generations of my family so that they will know where I came from, who I am and what I am really passionate about.
I thought about how to put this all together as so much has happened in the past 4 decades that I can hardly keep track of it all so I figured cronological order would be best.
In the beginning
I was born in 1972 at Albert Einstein hospital in the Bronx, NY. alongside my twin brother, Dylan Sean Boxer. My parents are Ellen Sue Boxer, formerly Ellen Sue Jacobs and now Mirayam Licht. My father was Lawrence (Larry Hugh Boxer). I’ll get into the family geneology later and layout as much family as I can remember. My mom’s parents were Ann Jacobs and Max (Meyer) Jacobs. My dads parents were Jesse Boxer and Barbara Boxer.
I was born in 1972, Graduated from college in 1995 and didn’t get my first cell phone until 1997, which by the way was 3 years before my first daughter was born. I remember the bag phones that cost 5 grand and came with $1000/m bills. I remember phone’s in cars that looked like what house phones used to look like. That was back in the 1980’s.
Today I live with 3 women; My wife Pamela and two daughters Hannah (15) and Kaylee (12). Technology has taken over our lives. My wife easily spends a good 6-8 hours of the day on her now Samsung 6, and Samsung Tablet. Hannah sucks up most of the family’s data, using over 8 GIGS a month of data and right behind her we have Kaylee with 6.8 GIGS. I love my Iphone 6, its awesome, however, I honestly would rather not have to have a cell phone.
I remember when there was a pay phone on every corner and if you needed to make a call, you drop a quarter in and take care of your business. Life was slower back then, way slower. Today, we live in the fast lane. With access to information like we have, anything is possible for the masses. You could literally get a self taught education for nothing if you spent the time to watch all the videos available on the web today.
here at JoshBoxer.com . Quite honestly, I just wrote a whole paragraph on why I’ve been gone, yada yada all this BS. I highlighted it and deleted it and thought I’d shoot you right from the heart.
My wife Pamela and I celebrated 15 years of marriage this year. For us, its monumental. We Have Hannah who’s about to be 15 in June and Kaylee who just turned 12. It’s been such a blessing raising these girls. For the past 7 years, I have had the privilege of working from home. It’s allowed me to spend every day with my wife, make homemade school lunches for my girls and offered me peace that no rush hour can offer.
It’s been a blessing to watch them come home after school, be home every night to pray with them before bed. I’m proud to be a father that is emotionally and physically available for my family all the time.
Well, It’s been about six months since my last post and we are winding down the last few weeks of 2014. This has been a year of transformation and change for me. I feel myself getting older and wiser and slowing down just a bit.
I haven’t forgotten about my blog here, I just have not been inspired to write much lately. Stay tuned for 2015. New year, new thoughts, new goals, dreams and mountains to climb.
One of the most awesome rides I have taken to date was to The Dragon’s Tail up on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina. Driving there from Cumming Georgia up Rt. 129 was awesome. I met my friend Steve Whittle up off Exit 17 on Ga 400 at 7am on Tuesday, May 27th and we headed out. It was about a 3 hour ride up with a stop for Gas along the way.
The ride to get there was magnificent. We rode through mountains, past streams and in and out of valley’s. Below are some pictures from some of the awesome photography companies like KillBoy.
So yesterday I was dropping off my daughter Hannah’s running shoes which she left behind before she got on the bus. On the way home, I noticed that one of the signs outside of a local eatery here in town was hanging half down and it’s the only sign visible for this restaurant on the side of the building facing the road.
Being that I just ate there last week with my wife and the owner talked with us for at least a 1/2 hour while we ate our lunch, I felt a connection to the place. Rather then just letting it go, I picked up my phone, used Siri and called the restaurant and let them know that their sign needed to be fixed.
Most people wouldn’t have thought twice about going on with their day, however, something inside of me, wanted to help.
While I made a pretty penny in 2013, partied like a rockstar, created memories with my family, there was one thing missing at the end of the year.
Where did it all go?
As I have begun this new year, I have taken some time to reflect on my business over the past year and have realized that my business only grows when I grow. Let me explain…
One of the biggest hurdles I have had to overcome is self growth. I have come to realize that I know nothing and in order to know more, I have to read more. Reading does something magical to us. It allows us to take ourselves to the next level. I fills us with ideas, new conceptions and with knowledge.
You know the saying, “knowledge is power?”
Well that’s false. “applied knowledge is power!”
The Worlds Most Awesome Video – When I’m Gone by Lulu and the lamp shades
When I’m Gone by Lulu and the lamp shades
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