Life, Love, and Burritos – A Chipotle Love Story

By. Adam Bankhurst

Back in 1993, when a young Steve Ells had a dream to create a burrito with integrity, I find it hard to believe he knew what an impact his creation would have on the world.

More specifically, my world.

I feel comfortable saying, without a shadow of a doubt, I am one of Chipotle’s biggest fans and supporters.

I don’t say this lightly either.

I have lived and breathed this Mexican masterpiece ever since my first enlightening experience back in 2004. I vividly remember hearing murmurs and rumors of this new burrito and taco place that everyone was raving about. For whatever reason, I pictured a high-class, sit-down Mexican restaurant. Even from my first introduction, I already held it to a high standard.

When I first walked in to my first Chipotle in Cleveland, OH, I was blown away. My first meal was three chicken tacos, and from there on, I knew I’d found love.

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Winter’s Cold

By. Adam Bankhurst

Another winter.

I know that it comes without fail every year, but it never seems to become easier.

Winter represents so much more than snow and plummeting temperatures. It is a sign of change. It is Mother Nature dictating that what we’ve come accustomed to in these past few months is suddenly over.

Ever since the accident, life just hasn’t been the same. I knew exactly what I was getting into, but I could not stop. It’s as if I was watching my life in slow motion and was a passive viewer instead of in full control.

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The Little Moments

By: Adam Bankhurst

6:25 am.

Wake up. Hit snooze.

6:34 am.

Wake up again. Get out of bed.

I don’t know what it is about those nine minutes, but I thank the heavens each and every day for them. It’s such a small, negligible addition to my slumber, but waking up knowing I have another nine minutes of no responsibility is surprisingly refreshing.

As I get up and continue my cookie cutter day, I look forward to moments similar to the infamous “snooze.” These are sprinkled throughout the next 16 or so hours until I am welcomed back into my way-too comfortable bed. They break up an otherwise monotonous repetition that never seems to really change.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I dislike my life or anything. I just feel as if I’m stuck.

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Hello, World. Welcome to AdamBankhurst.com

Hello, world, Adam Bankhurst here.

Who am I, you ask?

Simply put, I am 26-year old trying to make his way on this crazy place we call Earth.

Why should I care?

As with each and every one of you, I’ve experienced my fair share of ups and downs getting to where I stand today.

With these peaks and valleys, however, I have never stopped living and experiencing all this world has to offer. One philosophy I’ve always lived by is that time never stops to ponder its past decisions, and neither should we.

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