Hi, I'm Abe!

I once ran at least one mile every day, for 100 consecutive days.  
My friends thought I was crazy.

I love talking about the people and moments I am thankful for every day.

I’m based out of the Los Angeles area, but grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area for a good chunk of my life.

How would I describe myself?

I’m a full-time government analyst, part-time blogger and podcaster, and willing volunteer to help others crush goals.  Oh, and I LOVE puns.  It drives my friends crazy… most of the thyme!

Although my 20s passed by just fine, I wish I appreciated more and took more risks.

I’m in my early 30s now, but I’m excited to take control of my life and take more risks!  I know it’s not too late to appreciate (more).  It’s also not too late to be take some more shots in life.  I hope my journey can inspire everyone (not just those in their 20s).

Why did I start the "Daily Treasurer" blog?

I love writing.  I love practicing an attitude of gratitude.  This blog combines those two loves.

I have a lot to be thankful for.  I hope that attitude can encourage others to constantly find at least one thing to be thankful for every day.  A “daily treasurer” is one who finds a treasure to be thankful for each living day.

What do you like to do?

I like pursuing outdoor adventures, playing sports, and taking photos.

I love camping, hiking, and running.  I have a thing for national parks, especially Yosemite National Park.  Completing the all-day Half Dome hike was one of the proudest moments of my life!  

I have been running somewhat consistently since about 2011, many years after being the fat kid in the 3rd grade who barfed halfway into the mile run during PE class.  To date, I have done about 25 races.  Among those 25 or so races, my highlights include 5 marathons (all of them have been the LA Marathon) and a triathlon race that was epic for the wrong reasons… but, I’ll cover that later on in this section!

In front of Half Dome before climbing up the cables to the top! (September 2018)

I know a thing or two about being last...

I once got picked last during PE class for flag football.  And, one time, I finished last in a race.  But, how?

Oh boy, do I have a story to tell!  Back in 2014, I entered a triathlon in the Big Bear Lake (California) area.  Many of you know, but a triathlon consists of swimming, bicycling, and runing (typically, in that order).  Despite the swim portion being a struggle (due to my trouble adjusting to being almost 6,800 feet above sea level), I was able to make it through.  

Next, came the bike portion.  I was gone with the wind, and I felt like I was kicking butt.  I kept riding… and riding… and riding… and “where is the turnaround point?!”  After what seemed like an eternity (biking uphill is a major pain in the butt), I had finally reached the turnaround point.  Or, so I thought.  After briefly talking with a race volunteer, I had actually biked twice the distance I was supposed to bike.  Apparently, I took a wrong turn somewhere.  I was equal parts confused and angry.  

After furiously trying to make up lost time, I had just the run portion remaining.  The problem was that a combination of a hot day and elevation meant that I was cramping like crazy.  Although I was all aboard the struggle bus, the finish line was in sight!  As I was jogging (read: shuffling) the final one hundred yards or so towards the finish line, I knew my bike course mishap meant one of my worst performances from a placement standpoint.  But, I was dumbfounded when I realized that I finished in dead last place.  150th place out of 150 finishers!    Woohoo!  Hahaha!

You still don't believe that I finished in last place?

I look forward to the journey ahead! Hop along!

I don’t know exactly what the future holds, but I’m excited to share this journey with you!  I think the biggest excitement factor is that I feel empowered to chase my dream of being an influential blogger and writer!  After reading “The 5 Second Rule” by Mel Robbins, I just knew that I had to “5-4-3-2-1-GO” and start this blog.  I am saying “no” to more hesitation, and “yes” to relentlessly chasing my dreams!

If you've made it this far down the page, then THANK YOU!

Readers like you are a tremendous source of support.  Thank you for visiting, and I hope you visit more often!

Have a question, comment, or want to get a hold of me?  I’d love to hear from you!  Shoot me an e-mail at DailyTreasurer@gmail.com. 

 

Photos captured by the Daily Treasurer