Living life deliberately is that last piece of the pre-30 puzzle. It's about living on purpose and with purpose. Allocating your time precisely. Aiming your energy like a heat-seeking missile on the people and things in life that matter. Developing good habits. Sweating the small stuff, because the small stuff is usually what effs up an otherwise good day. It's about putting your train ticket in your left jacket pocket, every morning, so you know exactly where it is. Fixing things - fixing relationships - right away. It's about saying no to things you don't want to do. Communicating with your girlfriend. Drinking like a grown-up. Drinking like your hair's on fire, but like a grown-up with his hair on fire. It's about taking care of your stuff. Putting your clothes away when you get home. Steaming your suit. Shoe trees. Balanced checkbooks. A picture on the wall. Automatic savings deductions. To-do lists, Outlook calendars, and quickly-answered e-mails. The Deliberate Life is life lived well. So, good readers, this is the start. This is the first in a series of blog posts designed to make our lives easier, more organized, and more fun. We'll live the Deliberate Life together, right here on the Lazyjack Press blog.