When my homie passed away, it dawned on me that life is too damn short to antagonize. Instead of stressing out and worrying about things that are out of my control, I need to focus on things that bring me joy.
Making websites brings me joy and making money from it to feed my family is just a huge bonus. Blogging, which helps me get things off my chest, brings me joy. Reading, which opens up my mind to things I wouldn’t know about, brings me joy. Music that touches my soul brings me joy. Skating, which adds excitement to my boring life, brings me joy. Spending time with family and friends always brings me joy. Of course, getting some love brings me significant joy.
Life is not always rosy. There are challenges, struggles, and losses along the way. I just have to deal with them as they come. Recognizing and appreciating the wonderful things life brings help me navigate the challenges life throws at me. It’s all good, baby, baby! “It was all a dream, I used to read Word Up! magazine / Salt-n-Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine.” (Nate and I used to bang this classic from Biggie in our car stereo.)