Hello! I am Michael J Brancato. I created this blog to share my experiences and passions in life. I love connecting with others who share my passions and it is a great way to share experiences. The way I see everything is the more minds, the more information and experiences that can be shared. Through this, we can learn, enjoy, and advance quickly in what we love to do.
I am a Multi-Hobbyist and I love to do many things. I have been Vegan since May 2014. My hobbies are running, yoga, bicycling, reading, programming, cooking, tea aficionado, and working on Linux/GNU. There are many things I want to accomplish in life and they are never ending.
I want to be a triathlete and to be able to compete for a lot of races. I have ran several half marathons and a few marathons as well as riding over hundred miles on a bike in one trip. I love to go on strenuous hikes, bike rides, and long runs. Anything that is an extreme challenge is what I enjoy to do and only because it is a challenge. Without making it a challenge, it gets quite boring and I loose complete interest in it. After been being in the Marine Corps, I have been trained to push myself beyond boundaries that I didn’t even know existed. It is the core to what gives me the driven force when I compete.
I have a very strong passion for programming. I have worked so hard over the past several years to get to where I am. If it wasn’t for my co-workers and for the people who push me and teach me, I wouldn’t be able to do the work I do now. And because of the success, is what makes it really a passion to me. To be able to build software and website portals that make a difference, is truly what is inspirational. Then to look back on the work I have been able to do is truly impressive. Never in my life have I ever thought I would be where I am at now, especially too, when it comes to programming. See some of the work I do here: MJB Code
There are many reasons why I have gone vegan. I have a vegan blog on it to go in details: Veg MJB. Looking back since the beginning of my vegan journey and how I understand veganism today; I wonder why I didn’t go vegan a long time ago. It changes my whole entire perspective on life for the good. Becoming a vegan is more than just a change in diet. It is an entire lifestyle change and it changes your perspective on a lot of things. In doing so, I have gained an incredible amount going vegan, nothing lost only gained.
When I first tried Yoga it was a different thing for me. After trying it once, I had noticed an incredible reduction in my stress levels. After a few sessions, I noticed that I am more flexible, I have more control over myself, and I have much more balance. This complimented my running really well since it allowed me to have more control over myself and I was flexible. Yoga makes running easier. Yoga also helps my mind connect more to my body. I am more aware of myself and who I am. Having Yoga in my life is truly a treasure and I really enjoy it a lot.
Excuse me. Are we on a coffee break?
We don’t drink coffee.
Then I guess the break is over!
Back to work. Thanks.
-The Santa Clause Movie