February 25, 2018
I slept in today. Not to long but until 9am. I head to the bathroom, shave my face, use the toilet, and jump in the shower. I also forgot to brush my teeth since I was distracted with my shave but ended up remembering later on. In my room I stood in my briefs with a wet head staring at the pants that are hung up on the laundry pole. I have to dress nice for lunch. We had a nice sized luncheon with family; my aunt with her kids, their kids, grandmother, uncle, cousins, my mother, sister, nephew. We basically took up the entire back wall of the Lynhurst Diner. As I stood there I ran throw the shirts I would like wear through my head. I needed something warm, its winter, but dress casual. Bingo! Thought of the simplest, most casual outfit. Light grey pants, black long sleeve shirt, and my favorite wing tipped boots from Perry Ellis. I quickly ironed everything out, threw them on, did my hair and shot out the door. Its’s noon and I am ready to eat!
Lunch was great. To my surprise we were not just there to eat but to celebrate a birthday. My wonderful aunts. Now I will be honest, I am super bad with birthdays. Sometimes I forget my own. Pretty bad to admit but ‘it is what it is’. Either way I had a great time, family bonding was successful, and everyone was happy. So happy that we kept it going. The party shifted from the diner to grandma’s house.
I got to grandma’s house 20 minutes later. It is about 3:20pm now. No longer than 15 minutes of us settling in, grandma starts to make dinner. Dinner! As if we did not just eat. Got to love her for caring. While dinner is cooking, my cousin shows up with an amazing cake. It is 90% ice cream with the center being white cake. This cake had to have been the best I had ever tasted from Calandra’s Bakery.
The rest of the night went to business development. I personally love the idea of developing the mind. I recently started reading more books, magazines, and online articles about entrepreneurship, mind development and money. To me these three topics are worth mastering and basing my daily life on. To help, I met with my mentor and associates around 6:15pm at Panera Bread. We talked about building and expanding our business. Had some inspiring conversations and got pumped for the future!
I realized I never mentioned why I decided to start an online journal.
Well it began with Netflix. There is a show called ‘The Mortified Guide’. It is funny, inspirational, and interesting. I was introduced to the show by a good friend and thought about how it might make me feel better to possibly start a journal of my own. I never had a journal or saw the need for one because I was either a closed book or a diary for others. I am a secretive person. If you tell me not to say anything then I won’t. I’m so good that sometimes seconds after telling me something private I will forget it so I don’t let it slip. Maybe it is because I’m a guy but I like to call it a safety precaution.
The other thing that got me started was Google’s Blogger. I use to have a blog that I would post random thing on. The title of that blog is literally called RandomnessFirst. I know, very creative. I never actually took it seriously but it was a way to keep me busy so I enjoyed it. Not only that, I could customize it the way I thought it would look cool and get a lot of readers. The blog is not very big (roughly 36 post), it did not go worldwide with success, and the content is probably not good but it served its purpose. As far as the content on the blog, it goes from PC parts and builds to me gaming. I tried to incorporate conspiracy into it but after reading what I had, I decided to take them down. It was kind of strange for what I had envisioned even though I never actually had a vision.
My feelings are a big part. Strangely I am a bit lost in my little world. I am like many others out there confused as to what my purpose is on this planet. I am in my mid 20s but feel like a 40-year-old without direction. I have had and currently have many opportunities but cannot seem to grasp onto them. It is as if the drive and motivation have left my body. Similar to when the alien minions in ‘Space Jam‘ steal the talents of NBAs finest players. I know what I need to do but I have the hand of fear holding me down. Fear to fail, let down my loved ones, and myself. I am certain that many other feel the same so I decided to write about my days as a way to push through it. Writing might even be a distraction to my day but I believe it has great potential to help me keep moving.
So, I will write when I can.
February 24, 2018
Man did I wake up with a hangover. Not a serious ‘I blacked out’ hangover but the ‘man I’m still woozy’ kind. On top of that it is early. 645 in the morning early. I slept about six hours before my alarm went off and I think for two of those hours I was still awake. It’s crazy how people deal with this once or more a week because one night out a month is more than I can handle. (I am a light weight.)
Anyway, it is time for my Saturday morning ritual. Wake up early, brush my teeth, get dressed, do my hair and head to the office for some personal development. The best way to become successful is to develop the mind. Of course, before I make it to the office there needs to be a coffee stop. I usually stop anyway since Dunkin Donuts is along the way, but today it was especially needed. Some say coffee helps the head stop spinning and others disagree but for me it works pretty well. When I arrive to the office I sit in the parking lot for 10 minutes sipping my vanilla latte, probably should have had a regular coffee, and then make my way to the inside. Right on time 8am!
Thankfully the hangover has gone from an 8 to a 3 but the hunger kicks in. I head home with my stomach ready to devour itself, expecting to have a pretty decent lunch. Unfortunately, I did not have the patience to cook so two bowls of cereal hit the spot.
It’s about noon now and my nephew is here to play. He is the cutest little thing and everywhere we go the ladies just flock toward him. It’s as if I do not even exist; no hello, how are you, who’s baby. I think he even stole my girlfriend from me too. But to be fair, he is 4 months, has a wonderful smile, and is adorable so I can’t hate.
Now the fun begins! (For me at least)
I recently mentioned supporting my best friends’ his Twitch channel and how I am on a mission to help him grow his following and get more people engaged. Well, I have been taking it serious. I spend about 2 hours from 1 – 3pm designing some button links for his channel. (ImaginKnights! – Check it out some time) I used a free online and Android app called Fotor to create them. Very simple and easy to use. The buttons are not on the level of professional but they will serve the purpose for now. Once I finished them up we start video chatting. I needed to teach him how to upload and post the links himself in case I can’t be there to change or add things. I felt great helping out!
I was definitely in creative mode. I figured I should keep the mojo going and went onto WordPress. I looked at every theme the website had to offer. I probably tried every one that said free. After many yes and nos I finally picked one. Frankly to many options but people like that. I’m still not sure how long it will last but it should work out. A lot more to do but for now I will head to bed early. Good Night!