The months leading up to 2010 and the new decade were stressful. I had quit my job earlier in the year so you can imagine how I was feeling.
I was living in my parent’s garage and it was a huge hit to my ego. I originally left in 1995, assuming I would never go back. I left to build my own life and family.
15 years later, I had to return. Divorce left me in with nothing, which was a blessing in disguise. I returned to my parents’ with my 2 daughters (4 and 6 years old at the time) in tow.
I was anxious to get my business up and running. But I had no clue how to be a business, man.
Over the course of the next 10 years, I figured some things out. I built my own lane through a lot of trial and error.
As the 2010s wind-down, I can’t help but reminisce about the journey.
It’s been a good decade. Not easy at all… but a good one.
I became the man I always hoped I would be and found my voice.
I used to be so scared to death of dancing in public, now I host dance events (and dance). I used to be nervous to speak in public, now I do it often and host a weekly online show. It’s like I’m a new person.
We live in crazy times, like always, only I’m alive to experience this crazy time.
I’m excited to see what the next 10 years have in store for me and my little family.
I’ve finally become a business, man!
And along the way started to develop my personal brand.
It’s been demanded that I create more content around my parenting journey and methods. Be on the lookout.
I have dancer friends, business friends, improv friends, and old ass friends from back in the day.
Until now, I had worked intentionally at never oversharing too much of my other interests.
Not to worry, I will still work at being a source of humor and delight, a highlight in your daily scrolling.
But moving forward, my profile will be a hub for my other passions.
Thank you for being my digital friends. I have met many of you somewhere, although I’m starting to forget where.
I’ve shared a drink, a stage, a dance, a workshop, a laugh with many of you.
And for that, I thank you.
I leave you with this little video of my little family learning to hula-hoop.
We were young once and I had black hair.