I wonder two things. First, where can I get a tie with a big fancy “D?” Lastly, would that be just a bit douchey? Haha.
What say you Tumblr?
This is me.
Ludovic Florent's series “Poussières d’étoiles” (Stardust).
I had a very exciting and inspiring conversation with one of my good friends today about how she quit her job 3 months ago to follow her dreams. I was filled with a smorgasbord of emotions from excitement to worried and as I listened to all of her plans I simply smiled. Here is this young, educated woman, fearlessly stepping out on faith to do what she loves to do and I wondered a little about my life and the decisions I’ve made over my 26 years on this earth. Was/am I too safe? Are my risks over calculated to the point where I’m not even taking “risks”? Am I passionate about anything in my life now? Before I embarked on this current mission to lay a solid foundation for my family by joining the United States Army, I had a vision. I wanted to help kids reach their full potential athletically, educationally, physically, mentally and spiritually. My vision came with a well thought out plan of marketing, lining up venues, and employing collegiate athletes and scholars to help mold the minds, bodies and souls of the young people of metro Atlanta. I was passionate. I was motivated. And with the stroke of a pen and a scan of my right thumb print, I threw away my vision and gave myself to the United States government for 8 years. Some people call it bravery to serve your country. For me, I call my particular decision cowardice. I was afraid. Afraid to bring a child into this world into an unstable environment. Afraid that starting up a business with no financial backing and a family of 4 to provide for (as I was always taught a man should do) would be impossible and reckless. So I took the easy road out. I chose stability and slavery over instability and freedom. I do want to point out that the Army is not easy by any stretch of the imagination but for a former collegiate athlete it was easier than not knowing where my next check would come from. I also don’t regret my decision for choosing the well being of my family over my individual dreams. This experience has been a once in a lifetime experience. But I can’t help but wonder what if?
As I sit and reflect on the decisions I’ve made in my life, I am reminded that most people think or feel the same way I do. And I encourage you to step out on faith, disregard the negativity and reach for the stars!
Don’t leave yourself asking
Found some old snippets in the notes of my old phone. . I think I’ll post some a little later. . #inspired #poetry #snippets #emotional/emotionless
"The Stand Your Ground defense is like bleach: It works miracles for whites but it will ruin your colors."