Friday, January 7, 2011


The excited/nervous feeling is officially here!  Rebecca and I will be going to Maui (where her family lives) for two whole weeks!  YEEHAW!  Excited, as we're going on a great adventure!  Nervous, as i'll be meeting Becca's entire family!  I am thankful to meet her family, as she's spent ample time with my crazy family.  It will be nice to finally reciprocate.

This will hopefully be the first of many trips to Maui.  There's been lots and lots of ideas out there, as to how we'll spend our time.  I just want to be open and absorb everything that is Maui and Rebecca's family and go with the flow.  Perhaps I'll ride that flow with a surfboard!

Next time we chat i'll be on an Island!  Til then, Peace and Love!

Brandon E. Kocher

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Change, our only constant variable.

Yup, it's true.  Change is our only constant variable.  Nothing ever really stays the same.

I've been dealing with a great bit of change in this new year, but i still feel it is not enough.  If you want more, you gotta give more!!  I've flip-flopped my life, turned it upside down, in the past 6 months....and I LOVE IT!   This week in particular has been a great challenge.

Yoga every morning for only 30 minutes....sounds easy right?  WRONG!  Maybe this is just coming from the "i'm not a morning person" personality, but having an alarm blare in your ears 40 minutes earlier (now 6:05am) has played the roll of the "most challenging" aspect (thus far) of 2011.  Please, let it be known, that there was a place and time in my life when I would go to bed between the hours of 4am-5am, wake up around noon(ish) smoke a bowl, write a song, paint a picture, serve ice cream, and then rinse and repeat.  Loved every minute of it.  BUT, change has ensued (as it is our constant variable), and i've moved on.

Practicing yoga at the butt-crack of dawn every morning, is how i want to live.  I no longer want it to be an "event," I want it to be my lifestyle.  BUT!!!!  I'm learning this includes much more than I ever thought it would!  Waking up earlier means going to bed earlier, therefore, negating many "night" activities, like song writing, painting, or snuggling with the woman I love!  Or at least that is what I thought!  I'm doing my best to include some of those "night" activities in the song writing!!  Music is now one of my favorite morning activities!  I'm still trying to find time for intimacy with the woman I love, (which just saying that makes me sick to my stomach "finding time for intimacy...."......not very romantic) but I pray we'll "snuggle in" to this new routine soon!

Moral of the story is, change is not always easy, but if we believe in what we want/need, and see how we need to grow, than that path of change is necessary!!  I welcome these changes, and pray for the strength to not only endure them, but to welcome them!

HELLO 2011!!!!