So yea, adjusting to life without the hooah-ness of the infantry and going through the motions of securing a house as well as learning my way around The Island while trying to climb the Army corporate ladder and juggling school has proved to be a bit more time and energy-consuming than I’d anticipated. I’ve always had a real knack for biting off more than I can chew and as I get closer to another year on earth that nasty habit of mine is showing no signs of slowing up; oh well! If it ain’t broke, why fix it? Right?

Not so right. For one of the first times in my young life I’m starting to realize that maybe I am really doing too much. Maybe working full-time, trying to be a physical fitness stud, finish up a pretty tough degree, build a business and everything else that goes into being a normal being is starting to become a bit too much for the jeanious. Maybe I need to take a break… maybe, but not likely. 🙂

Excuse my brief cry for help, a lot has been going on in my small world and I wanted to take a moment to vent and apologize to you all out in cyberspace for being an absentee blogger. With that being said, my bad! Here’s a little something to keep the momentum going until I can get my shit together and get back to being the awesome multi-tasking machine I am!

Back in March one of my favorite bands Shinedown released a new CD entitled Amaryllis. After giving the album a listen I fell for it like a ton of bricks just I as do with any hip-hop joint or alternative rock track. I don’t know why but I love Shinedown so much! I mean don’t get me wrong, hip-hop is my heart and soul but that style of rock brings a whole new set of feelings to life and in a weird way I guess it’s sort of liberating; dramatic I know, don’t judge. Anyway, the title track off of this album has been what’s keeping me afloat the last week or so and I wanted to share it with you. “Amaryllis” seems to sing a well-known tale of coming out of a pretty major slump and finding something so simple to help bring you back to life. I’m sure all of you can relate to a time like this: “In a while now I will feel better/I’ll face the weather before me/In a while now I’ll race the irony and buy back each word of my eulogy” but something strikes a chord and makes you “ask yourself where would you be without days like this?”. Perfect is still to weak of a word to convey the awesomeness of those lyrics but I’m sure it gets the point across. Whenever I get down or find myself just not feelin’ it something comes along to re-spark my interest in everything and remind me that despite the bullshit, the world is a beautiful place. In a world where the deaf can compose symphonies, where nature is filled with breath-taking images that could easily inspire a painting and more commonly, a friendly “hello” or a random act of kindness from a total stranger can turn your frown upside down, how can anyone do anything other than smile? 🙂

I hope my up-and-down combination of words helped brightened your day and if it didn’t, maybe my jam Amaryllis can help you though a tough time just like it’s helping me. Either way, believe that things will get better and enjoy! 🙂

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