Julian Turns 29 – New Year, New Mexico and New Website

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Waking Up

Lately I have been sleeping on my right side. I don’t particularly like my right, but when I sleep on my left side, my jaw hurts the next morning. Today my right elbow took a bit to “warm up” from a long night of sleeping on my right side. Yes yes, I know, “welcome to getting older”. Although those around me laugh if I claim to be old, I don’t exactly feel as “young” as I used to.

I am in young adult limbo. The time when responsibility becomes more and more forced embraced.

An Update on Life

Six Hundred and Eleven days ago I drove my Saab to New Mexico to begin a new chapter in my life. February 7, 2012 I began working on HealthShire.com with my brother and sister-in-law. I have also been working in my brother’s clinic as the Communications/Marketing/IT Director which has been a greatly rewarding. As you can see in the photo above, we enjoy life at Sage. I was lucky to walk away from this birthday with some saran wrap, a workout VHS and a photocopy mash-up of my future child.

Transition from client based work to in-house projects has been rewarding. Working within mental health I have seen my skills directly affect people who are looking for help. Since our relaunch of SageClinic.org, the site has had over 70 thousand visitors and brought in 3,500 new patients. Last month HealthShire was featured on local news, in Time Magazine, Gawker, and hundred of other websites. All related to mental health (and riding the wings of Breaking Bad… wonder who thought of that).

I love the work I do and the people I work with.

Life outside of work has been just as rewarding if not more so. For the last year+ I have have been living in Nob Hill, which is walking distance to food, music and community. Living in a place where I can bike, long board and walk for 90% of my transportation needs is awesome and freeing. Last year I dipped my toe into cycling and have since come back to climbing. I have been skiing, mountain biking, craft beer tasting, kite flying, Uncling (the act of being an uncle), slack lining, slacking off, running a small business (of ferrets), and met some amazing people along the way.

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Who’s that girl?

A year ago I struck up a conversation with a cute blonde at a party. At the time, I had no idea that she was a super strong climber, the most intelligent person in the room and had the heart of Mother Teresa.

All of these qualities and beautiful?

I didn’t stand a chance.

Over the past year I have been blessed to get to know Ally. New Mexico is the sort of place where falling in love is easy, especially when you have someone like Ally to share the adventures and long work weeks with. Between Ally, my brother and nephews, and the Region of New Mexico, I’ll be sticking around for a good long while.

What’s Next for Julian Sutter?

The young adult limbo is in full swing and proving to be a serious transition. As responsibilities stack up and free time dwindles, confidence is easily chipped away by self critique. There have been and will continue to be times where the drive and ambition that fuel my dreams just don’t seem to be enough. A good friend at work shared a passage by Theordore Roosevelt that has become my answer during times like this.

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

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Moving Forward

I don’t know what this year will bring, but I do know this.

I will continue to throw myself at life with the greatest enthusiasm and passion that I have. I will explore New Mexico and discover new places. I will build and grow HealthShire to meet the need within the mental health community.

Most importantly, everyday I will enjoy and share with the loved ones that I am so blessed to have surrounding me.

TLDR: I love New Mexico, have a great job and have met a beautiful woman. Couldn’t be happier.

So if your passing through New Mexico, shoot me a line!

Lastly, check out my short post about the best thunderstorm this summer.

1 comment to “Julian Turns 29 – New Year, New Mexico and New Website”

  1. Alfreda · October 17, 2013 · Permalink

    wow so proud of u Julian!! can’t wait to read more of what’s in store for you!

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