Early today i was having a conversation with @trentonacrey. In the 1st #pic i was trying to convince him to start doing #boxing with me. I was trying to sell him on the fact that it’s gotten me in the best shape of my life, and a great new mindset, and reached a new level of #fitness. The 2nd pic i asked him what his thoughts were.. In the 3rd pic he told me he rather stick to his #Lamaze and #pilates classes clearly my reaction says it all.. whatever bro, I’m hitting @crubox tonight! Let’s get this work!!
The #pic on the right is the current me, looking back on the 8 years ago ME on the left. And thinking “damn, i really has that buzz cut though” but my mother called me earlier to inform me that i have officially been out here in #LA for 7 years.. sheesh time flies. It really made me realize how far I’ve come, i gave up a stable good income based career back in Ohio to pursue my goals and dreams. And i haven’t looked back since, i would make the same choice 10x over again.. Im very appreciative for all those who have had my back and stood beside me on this journey so far. STAY TUNED FOR WHATS TO COME
Sooooo, I took a break from working on my sides, and in that time i realized how fortunate i am to actually be here right now.. I’m not talking about living in LA (going on 7 years now) but to actually be alive... it’s an amazing thing. The chances are more in favor of you winning the lottery. Which is crazy idea to fathom. And i just took a moment in silence to really appreciate how lucky i am.. Better yet how lucky we ALL are.. and yet somehow we all sometimes get caught up in problems that we think are such a burden on our lives when in the grand scheme of things they are microscopic... No issue is to great, the fact that you’re here right now is all that matters.. I’ve learned to not be bothered and phased by issues that are going on around me or issues i create for myself... because when it comes down to it, you have to answer to yourself.. NO ONE creates problems for you, only YOU do.. YOU have the power to be affected by whatever it is.. YOU make choices that get you in your current situation. Point being; stop blaming others for things and take responsibility, and then after you do that, be thankful and appreciate the fact that you’re alive today.. You are in control of your life. PERIOD. So love one another now!! Stop being negative and wishing bad upon others, stop the jealously and focus on you. If you’re not happy with your current situation, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
And on a side note, i am very appreciative to have been born in the US.. Even though i have my opinion on our govt’ and i don’t agree with ALOT of things they do or how they handle things, i still wouldn’t want to have been born anywhere else, b/c regardless the opportunities, and way of living here is just to damn good.. #Love#Live#Life
My 2nd home... Well actually, no it’s my 3rd home. My 2nd home would be Whole Foods. But anyways it felt good being back on the court after 3 months of not being able to play.. My Achilles is still not back at 100% but it’ll get there soon. It can’t come soon enough, it’s nothing but #love for this game.
**SWIPE** A BIG congratulations is in order for the newlyweds Brian and Amber. What an honor it was to be one of the groomsman. I’m so happy for the both of you and Brian it brings me joy to see how much happiness you bring my cousin Amber. I wish you both a love filled ever lasting marriage. #Family
Heres a a pretty dope #pic from a recent #photoshoot i did with my boy @corystierley, in this #photo you may see me in a awkward uncomfortable position. BUT it’s actually how i Block and Dodge the last of the bullshit this chapter of my life has to offer.. jk, this was a great year of growth, had to deal with a lot of adversity and challenges but i know it’s all a learning process... as long as you’re moving forward in a positive way and not dwelling on the past, then you’re winning.. I mean what fun would life be if you weren’t challenged? We’re all on this journey of the “now” to become the best possible version of ourselves that we can be. Just do you’re best and have fun while doing it.
Tales from suburbia on this #christmas eve. HAPPY HOLIDAYS everyone!!! (This is my favorite time of year, spreading peace love and joy to everyone thats in your life, that’s what is most important) be with #family and be present. Don’t worry about what next year is bringing, just enjoy the NOW...
In order for me to grow, i set goals and put ideas in my head of how i can be better in every way. Most people would use a “cookie cutter blueprint” of someone else who already achieved what they themselves hope to accomplish..
As for myself, i just focus on the version of myself that i envision a year from now. That’s who i strive to be, and once i feel I’ve reached that expectation i set for myself, i set out to chase the next year version of ME.. I say this not to be cocky, but because I KNOW what I’m capable of. And i already know where I’m going to be 1 year, 5 years, 10 years from now. And that’s because i tell myself every day what i want, and exactly how I’m going to get it. I believe solely that we are in complete control of our own destiny, and we shape the reality that we live in. The power of our subconscious mind is no joke, take care of it and it’ll take care of you.. Be #light, and be #love
Almost to the finish line of 2017. Ready to collect that . It’s been a good solid year of building the foundation for everything i have going on, and my team is looking scary for the years to come, get out the way, or get ran over! Straight to the