What’s up?! Welcome to my humble little blog.
If you’re here, you likely know something about me already. If not, here’s a good intro.
For starters, I still have no idea what I want to do when I grow up. All I know is I never want to stop the growing part.
When I was in high school all I cared about was sports. I wanted to be the best football player and powerlifter to ever live.
I learned after tearing my hamstring and being exposed to some high level athletes, I was not blessed with the genes to be the biggest and baddest football player or powerlifter. I also didn’t want to try steroids or anything to try and get me there.
So, instead of getting down in the dumps, I transitioned. I went to college and got my degree in English. My justification was “I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life, but I love books and reading so why not?”
Honestly, it was one of the best ideas I’ve ever had. My degree taught me true mental toughness and how to apply the mentality I had in high school about sports to my collegiate life. I also learned how to learn. I was very blessed to have amazing parents that taught me how to read before even going to kindergarten, so I kind of just coasted by all throughout high school.
My now-wife, then-girlfriend, Cheyna (pronounced Shay-Nuh) pushed me really hard in college. She helped me realize how important my education was and she constantly inspires me today to keep improving.
My degree in English helped me learn how to read a book and get all the information it has, not just the base level concept. It helped me learn and dig deep in books that weren’t even nonfiction. I learned to read between the lines of fiction as well.
I’ve heard it said “leaders are readers.” I now understand how that can be. I firmly believe this is one of the truest statements ever said. I love books and continue reading them nonstop today.
Anyway, my story goes from college to jumping around trying to find a real job. My wife and I moved to Georgia for her to go to grad school at Georgia Southern University. I had to get a job to help pay bills, so I kind of job hopped until I became a flight attendant.
It’s not the most glamorous job, but it’s pretty cool. I love traveling and getting paid to visit neat places. I also love the amount of free time I have to pursue other things…like this blog and writing a book.
I don’t know if this is going to be my career forever. But I do know that no matter what, I will never stop growing.
Which brings me to the content that’s on this blog. As I said, I’m a big fan of books. In fact, I’m a big fan of all kinds of stories. I’ll constantly be putting up reviews about books, movies, music, podcasts — pretty much anything that offers a good story and learning opportunity.
I’ll also have personal growth articles. I’ll keep these a bit more regular. I’ll try to start out with a minimum of 1 article a month. And hopefully, I’ll get ahead with my writing and eventually work up to one personal growth article a week.
But that’s way in the future.
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