Wow, looking back I have been blessed so much, looking forward and all I can think is every day is a good day. Even though there are some struggles along the way, I know this life is not all there is. I truly believe in God and I want to put more of that passion into my day to day life. I have regrets, made some mistakes but I’ve learned from them. I look forward to meeting new friends!
My music, I’ve tapped into something recently and have been getting flooded with new ideas for songs that need to be written, I’ve also rediscovered my love of singing and playing music for people, this is an ongoing learning experience and wow I have come so far!
Travels… I have been to China, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, France, Egypt, West Africa (Equatorial Guinea), Qatar, Indonesia, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, UAE, Canada, England, and probably a few more that I can’t recall at the moment but I have always tried to connect with the locals in these places and find a common thread within them all.
Work, love my job! Looking back I’ve just realized I’ve only had three jobs the last 21 years. And to think I just started out in 86’ as an apprentice electrician, but I always tried to do the best at whatever work was in front of me and work smart. I was always looking to improve and move up to something better. I learned a work ethic from my Grandparents who were the two hardest working people ever. I remember hoeing cotton fields with them all summer and my granny would buy us socks and underwear for school. And she would always have good cold water and cantaloupe for break! My grandpa was the finest man I’ve ever known; he was the best model of a man in every way. They really saved me; If not for them there is no telling what would of happen to me. Having gone out on my own at 16, I learned that hard work and steering clear of trouble was a good combination. Once my grandma found out I had an earring and she called and let me have it. I took it out and never wore it again. I lived with them for a few months when I was 19 just before moving to Houston, it was the best time of my life, I cherish those memories.
Kids, I have two that I’m very proud of. They lived with me from the time they were 12 and 9 years old. It wasn’t easy, took a lot of sacrificing to do it, but I had to man up and be there for my kids. Seeing my daughter graduate from A&M and then seeing my son graduate boot camp from the Air Force were two of the best moments of my life, God’s hand was definitely in our home as I couldn’t have done it alone.
Woven in all these life experiences are some funny stories, some inspiration, sadness and joy… but all of this has made me who I am.. And that person I am still getting to know.