Yo peeps! How you dooooin’? So the past few weeks have kept me busy, but things are finally slowing down and now I have time to fill you guys in on whats going on! Let me give a quick run down. So I got back to Pittsburgh 2 weeks ago and have started training for this upcoming season. I already miss Texas. I miss all my friends back there, but it’s definitely a good feeling to be back in my second home of Pittsburgh. It’s even better to get back to work. For all of you that have been wondering how my knee is doing, I appreciate your concern, thoughts and most of all prayers. I’d like to let all of you know that the knee is feeling great and I am fully released to do everything. The past 7 months of rehab has had its ups and downs, but I’m definitely seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. The season is creeping up and I cant wait. I try not to think about it too much because I end up getting too excited to sleep, and just lay in bed thinking about it at night. So lets move around from this football talk before bedtime!
I recently moved apartments and had to go through the moving madness and even worse the transfer of bills. Seriously that might be one of my most hated things to have to do. With that being said, I am finally settled in my new place. My routine goes like this each day. I work out from about 9am -2pm then have the rest of the day to do whatever. Recently I’ve ran into issues with boredom considering I don’t really know anyone up here, and to top it off I lean on the side of being a hermit. So check this out….one day I come home to my empty apartment, I mean seriously I have no decorations. Just tan walls.
And I thought to myself, “Dude! You need some decorations. This place looks like a hospital room.”
Then a lightbulb went off. Ding! (Imagine said lightbulb illuminating over my head.)
“I got it! I’ll just make my own art to hang up in here. It’ll be my own and it will also help burn some of this spare time I have on my hands after my day is done around 2pm.”
As a kid I would always draw. Art was the first passion I ever had. I guess being that it was inexpensive helped also, but over time I just stopped drawing. No real reason. Just didn’t cultivate a passion of mine. I talk about the importance of cultivating and nurturing your passions all the time. Sometimes it only takes a drop of water to sprout an old seen buried deep. Sometimes things just need to be watered. So I decided that I would water an old passion and paint some art for my new place. I went to the store and bough all my art supplies, turned on some music and went to work. So to make a long story short, over the past few days I have fallen back in love with an old passion that had acquired dust and cobwebs. And to top it off my apartment no longer looks like a hospital room!
Here are some of the things I have painted over the last few days. Once again I will reiterate this! Cultivate your passions. Dont let them get dusty. Use them and appreciate them!
Someone asked me the other day, “Why do you get involved in all the things you do?”
The answer to that question is simple. “Why not?”
Why not do everything you are passionate about before your time is up on this earth? My goal in life is to unseat the Dos Equis man as the most interesting man in the world.
hmmm…. or maybe I can just be the most interesting black guy.
oh! One more thing I’m really excited about. I’m in the beginning stages of putting together my first book. No clue on a timetable but the gears are turning!