Been quite some time since I last sat down and just wrote something that came from the heart. Looks to be over a year and a few months. I have absolutely no clue what the end of this post will be like, but I always enjoy writing and seeing where it takes me. Sitting and reminiscing the year I've had is quite the struggle. Do I have any regrets. Not one bit! I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. A job promotion, embarking on a new business adventure with my brother called The Partystage, becoming a DJ, started to teach myself music production, (I have failed miserably in my eyes) became a resident DJ at a local bar in Louisville on top of trying to just live life.

I absolutely love everything I do and always put 110% in everything I do. Here lately I have struggled with people that do not have the same work ethics that I exude. I am always willing to push and challenge myself with new things to keep evolving myself as a person. People these days I feel don't know what it means to "bust ass". Things just don't come to you for being good at something, you have to work at it and put the time and effort into something. All of this I seems to relate back to one thing, and that is the passion I have for something that I am either working on. 

I'd like to touch on one of my most recent hobbies, and thats music production. I can't ever recall a time in my life that I have failed this miserably in my eyes. I can sit here and say making music is my life, whether its just humming little tunes in my head, playing air guitar or air drums, or just coming up with little doodles on the piano. Music connects with me in such a different way than anything in my life. It is truly is magical to me I swear. I remember the first time I was introduced to any sort of music production was in high school from a friend of mine named Tyler Gaebler. My mind was opened to an entire world that was out there and I was quickly intrigued with ability to produce music on the computer with very little to no instruments. Fast forward 8 years later and I am now fully immersed into analyzing songs and their drum beats, learning the rhythms and melodies and just listening to music in an entirely different way a year ago. 
A few months back my brother and I decided finally say screw it and buy some production equipment. If I was going to dive in, I wasn't gonna half ass it. It's just something that we don't do. I watched hours upon hours upon hours worth of videos learning this new software that seems absolutely foreign to me and still does to this day. Watching countless Youtube videos of guys creating songs in the matter of an hour (which absolutely blew my mind). The many things that I have been able to figure out on my own, this seems to be one thing that is the most complex. I keep telling myself "I remember the first time I opened up Photoshop, and now I operate that program like its my second language." I only hope that one day I will be able to say the same about this music software called Ableton. The thought of going to school to learn about music production has crossed my mind about a million times. I been very confused lately on what to do. I know in time the answers will come to me (hopefully lol) I know the end result of where I would like to be one day, its just a matter the crazy journey that its going to take to get there.

To finish off the end of my babbling, I found this picture below. Its kind of simple, but yet very true. You may not know the things that you do on a daily basis may simply inspire the person sitting right next to you. 

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