What’s the point of shedding our skin and emerging anew if we’re just going to come in contact with all the same things our old skin came in contact with? A second chance is more than a just a retry, it’s a blessing, and our gratitude should impel us to do everything in our power to try things differently given the opportunity. In order to fully change, you must kill off your own self completely.
Addiction, Change, Growth, Recovery   , , , , , , ,
“Gold authenticity can only be tested under maximum fire. The same holds true with regard to manhood.” -Moutasem Algharati Gold was the goal. Since I was a child I’ve been in love with gold, I would see the chains and the rings on the hip hop artists that I listened to and I longed to have my own. Gold was that unattainable thing that was just out of reach that I could chase. While silver
Cycle Of Life, Growth, Writing   , , , , ,
You Can’t Stand With Your Feet In Two Different Oceans, When The Tide Goes Out, It’ll Split You…. For those of you that are unfamiliar with the scene, rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed this week outside of a store he owned in the same hood where he grew up at. Nipsey was doing it right, he came from the ghetto of South Central, LA, became a gangbanger, but eventually found his way out
Change, Cycle Of Life, Temptation   , , ,
Have you ever fell into a trance or serious day dream while driving and snapped out of it a mile or two down the road and then wondered how you managed to stay on the road without crashing? I know I have. Maybe I’m the only one? I’ll snap back into reality and my presence there in the car and wonder in amazement how I managed to stay in my lane when my mind clearly
Faith, Miracles, Recovery   , , , , , , ,
Age is nothing but a number. It’s such a cliché line that we’ve all heard a thousand times. It’s an easy way out when the numbers are stacked up against us, but it’s also the truth. Age is more of a mindset than it is a concrete figure. I’m 40 years old. In typical criminal, addict, thug, ticking time bomb fashion I didn’t think I’d ever see this age, let alone the decades leading up
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