I’ve been putting off this blog until the moment felt right and I guess there’s never a better moment to write something like this than when I am sitting back and being thankful for all of the blessings I have in my life.
I don’t really know what you know about me or think you know about me, but I grew up in church and have always called myself a Christian, whether it was public or not, I’ve always had the same core values and beliefs. About 2 months ago I started going to church again and told God I’m putting everything in his hands. Trying to run your own life gets exhausting, especially when you’re trying to juggle so many things at once. I asked God to show me the direction I need to go and the people I need to be around and asked him to take all the weight off my shoulders and renew the positivity and joy that I always try to have inside me so I can share it with the world.
Last Friday, God rocked my world in a big way. Without truly expecting it, I was asked to leave my marketing job, a company that I started in my own apartment and grew into something that someone else saw value in. After a year with that company I guess the easiest thing to say is that some of us didn’t see eye to eye and the decision was made for the company to move on without me. At first this crushed me. I called my mom more upset than ever before, I walked in my apartment and punched the door at least 10 times, I started using every cuss word known to man, I vented to my friends that were over at the time, and then I walked into my room, prayed for strength and took a nap. When I woke up from that nap all the weight of the world was lifted. I woke up with the most positive and happy attitude towards the future and haven’t looked back.
God blessed me with many skills and talents that I have not been fully utilizing. I made big plans months ago to start projects to truly improve this community and the world around it as well as some major changes for my musical endeavors that I was waiting until time allowed. There are several other ideas in the works and collaborations with great people. This blessing in disguise has allowed me the opportunity to pursue these ventures.
Aside from just this, I have been so blessed lately with the most amazing friends, loving family, supportive and hard working team (Orlando, Chase, Sebastian, Patrick, Lacey, Jon, Travis, John, Dustin), and an amazing girl that came into my life out of nowhere and has shown me so much care and kindness.
The point of all of this is that life is going to go on whether you have a smile on your face or a frown. The next day is going to come whether you sleep through it or wake up at the crack of dawn. You can’t stop life from happening. The best thing you can do is embrace whatever God has in store for you and be thankful for it while you have it. Whether it’s something that never leaves your life or something that only existed in your life for a brief time, it’s still a blessing and it all happened for a reason.
Here’s to the next chapter in my life, some of you have followed me through many of them. I hope you all stick with me through this as well.