*I've been blogging, writing, and NOT posting or sharing with people since 2011. I've decided to start a "Throwback Thursday" series where I will look up archives in my drafts folder to share with you guys. So without further ado here is the first #TBT post. Originally wrote January 6, 2011:
Now that I’ve been a good six months out of college and done playing basketball, I’ve had a lot of time to really evaluate my life and what I want. I've come to the conclusion that I want to live, and be happy. So many people it seems live their lives bitter and unhappy, waking up doing something every day that makes their life miserable. I don’t want to turn into one of those people, I want to love my life, those around me, and be happy. To me, life is about fulfillment and doing what you love. It’s not all about money, big houses, and fancy cars. In fact, people who live through materialistic possessions are sometimes the most unhappy individuals you met, who hide behind the glamour.
To be honest, I just want a simple life. I want to travel and see the world and go places I never knew existed. I want to just get in a car because I can, drive west, stop to take pictures and forget about my phone and Facebook for a while. I want to help people and see smiles on the faces of all those close to me. I want to be with someone who gets me and understand that it’s the little things in life I value. Of course to a certain extent money is important, to have food, and pay bills, but I could care less about the material things. I want to live my life for the experiences, not the cars, clothes, and jewelry. I would rather say I’ve been there, and I did that instead of I have that or own this. Besides the people who end up saving the most money are those that don’t flaunt it. The ones that have millions and live in a regular neighborhood, and drive a normal car. Those are the things I value and the kind of person I want to be. Everything else will fall into place.
Current day thoughts:
It's crazy to look back after writing this nearly 5 years ago. My writing, my style, and sentence structure sucked, lol (even though honestly it's probably not much better now). However, when comes to my thoughts on the life I desire absolutely nothing has changed. It amazes me that even as a 24-year-old 5 years ago fresh out of college with not a plan or clue of what I wanted to do with my life, my values were still the same as they are today.