Today I turned 28 years old!
Man, time flies. It seems like literally yesterday I was goofing off with my best friend on a free audio program called Audacity, recording ditties from my Casio keyboard and dreaming of becoming a punk rock star.
Now here we are and it’s been 17 years and over 150 tracks for better and for worse. I want to take a moment and just be thankful.
I know I could just as easily not be alive- I mean, I was there when a semi hit me and put me in a coma in 2009. I was there when people broke into my apartment and robbed me at knifepoint in 2012. I delivered pizza to some pretty shady neighborhoods from 2014-2016. To give you an idea how bad it was: one night I was forced to the ground by police as a chopper shined its spotlight on the street. They were searching for an active shooter and I just happened to walk through there at the wrong time. Just another Tuesday in those parts.
These and many more mark instances in my life wherein my life may have simply ceased to be. Many people’s lives cease to be every day, and I’m left wondering why I’m so lucky to be given another year.
That is, until I think of my listeners, my kids, my family. The people that listen to what I create. Sure, I’m no celebrity. But if my music makes a difference in one person’s life then it was all worth it in the end.
I hope I’ve made you all enjoy life a little bit more at some point or another.