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Jan 5


Category: Day in the Life

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

2014 happy New Year

I’m a little late on this post. The holiday’s are jammed packed with family & friends gatherings to close out the year. It’s not until everyone has settled back into their daily lives that I get a chance to reflect and think what it all really means really really…you know? It’s important to grab on to those thoughts before they slip by. Time flies. Not so cool to go on in life aimlessly right? What is truly guiding you out there? It’s winter, and it’s cold, and your probably indoors on this lazy Sunday afternoon like I am. Only it’s like 70+ degrees here like everyday. Either way, it’s a perfect time for thoughts:)

2013 was a very good year. Thankful. Sad to see it go actually. #goodbye2013 I had a lot of fun this year man. It rocked! I traveled like never before. I had a chance to build with beautiful new souls that truly inspired me. I settled into my ├é┬ánew life comfortably. There’s a whole new flow in my world today that is taking me to places rich in culture, thought, and care. I’m the most free I’ve ever been, and all I want to do is freak’n FLY!!! By that I mean I still have so much passion in my little heart to do so much guys. My spirit is happy and that is a good sign. Let me explain why, because it was not so a few years ago. You have probably figured out I no longer live in New York. I took off in 2012 for a break to the Motherland and decided to stay. I visit often at least 3-4 times a year for gigs and hommie time and it’s working out great! I am super proud of this one very drastic change my love and I made on our lives because it has given us a whole new perspective on how we want to live our lives from this point on. I always kind of knew I personally wanted a simpler life because I longed for peace and tranquility so so much. I wanted to be able to create wholeheartedly from a special place so that my work can live out it’s true meaning. For many years I intentionally involved myself on many many projects. They required a lot of time, planning, curating, organizing, money, and partying. All work and no play? Hell no not me. I like to PARTY! ├é┬ábut…it all took a lot out of me because juggling these wonderful ideas on a full time job schedule, in a busy city, was unhealthy in many ways. Mentally and physically it began to take a toll on my spirit. I hated working 9-5. I felt that it was unfair, and it made me angry to give away my precious time to designing cheap ass crap that made the world toxic with it’s garbage. Truth. That is the point I had reached, and all I dreamed about day after day was getting out of that rat race cycle. It was time for a serious drastic…CHANGE. So I decided to quit. Yay! Never felt so good. I packed up my apt in a 7’X10′ storage unit, and got a one way ticket back to the Motherland. It was sad to leave the city that for so long gave me so much, but I had learned a few things. I had woken up at last to the truth of it all. I knew exactly what this ├é┬á“new city” wanted from me at the end of the day, and days of ├é┬ámy life if I stayed. It’s not like it was back in the days for our grandparent who worked so so hard for the “American Dream”. I am happy they accomplished it and were able to give us a happy childhood even though being an immigrant worker in this city was super tough on them. Something many of us do not forget growing up. The ideals, values, and morals they instilled in me doesn’t let me stomach what is going on in todays world. A lot has changed. You know what I’m talking about, I don’t need to detail it. I refuse to live knowing all I know now, and continue to feed into it. I personally just can’t do it anymore. I want to live in a world where I still have time to create art, time to cook a healthy meal, time to read amazing literature by thinkers and philosophers that inspire me, time to enjoy the sunshine naturally and not on a time clock, time to spend quality time with family and friends, time to garden to grow my own organic food and not have to pay ridiculous prices for it. Most of all own land and be 100% debt free in one shot because it’s that affordable in these parts. The list goes on. It’s how I live today, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. My grandparents and parents taught me so much about independence throughout my life I can’t live any other way. I refuse to let anyone in this world own 80% of my precious time on this planet for ridiculous gain with my mental and physical health in their hands. Time is one of the most precious gifts given to us. One thing is certain you will pass on one day. The opposite of that is to live. How you you choose to do it is all up to you. Life is precious, spend it wisely. Many are simply giving it away to be able to keep up with a dream that no longer promises any of it. It’s sad to see it, when you know it doesn’t have to be that way. I personally took on this journey for many reasons, hope it helps in any way to anyone that is feeling a certain kind of way about how things are going down. As I move on to my third year of living in Ecuador I want to let you all know there is a whole other world that is possible. it’s very promising, and super exciting. I have seen beautiful places, paradise in many ways. Rich to raise healthy families. Farm raised produce for health, affordable eco homes, and possibilities of new ways of economic survival that is in tune with the environment. Change is always where it’s at for the “new years” to come. Educate yourself, and reflect. Have a Happy, and Healthy New Year!

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  1. sole January 29th, 2014 3:59 pm

    this is so powerful and honest, its the truth, Im so proud of your accomplishments and love that youve allowed to let us see u grow. I hope I get to my happy place soon as you have, change is neccessary, and difficult, but this post, reminds me, its also very rewarding! thank you kindly for being so true to yourself and sharing this with us!

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