I WANNA THANK YOU!

 The weekend allows me to reflect on my life more than any other day. I take a break from work and things become clear, clearer actually.

I wanna thank all of you. I wanna thank you for reading my texts, for listening to my audios, for encouraging me to keep writing, for asking questions, for answering my questions, for challenging me, for pushing me, for occasionally testing me, for bearing with me as I know I can be a bit of an asshole and impatient, for believing in me, for listening to me, for respecting me, for taking the time to message me back, for following me on social media, for subscribing to my blog, for calling me on my shit, for saying hello and so much more.

As I grow older, the picture becomes clearer with every passing day. I only have one life, as do we all. I decided to make the most of it and not waste time with things that aren’t important. Getting lost with unimportant things is easier than one might think. I have come to the obvious realization that only one thing has always mattered and now it matters even more: the people.

I am blessed to be surrounded with wonderful people. That is a fact. It is an undeniable, unequivocal, indisputable, unambiguous fact. I am talking about each and every one of you who share this weird and awesome adventure I have embarked upon called STORYTELLING. It took me 30 years to realize what I want to do with my life. I want this to be my way of life and it has become a way of life after more than 2 years of constant writing. There is nothing that I desire more than writing and tell stories so, I hope you understand that I am living my best life. Things aren’t perfect and they never are, but I can safely say I am living my best life. I am here to share my stories, other people’s stories and even tell fictional stories.

I know it is repetitive, but one can never thank or appreciate people enough. When I started writing, I didn’t know exactly what I was doing, and I am not sure I know today. I certainly do not know where this will lead me. Yet, I am enjoying the ride like a kid on a rollercoaster. It has been the greatest honor of my life, to share my texts with people. I started this blog to share my thoughts and experiences. Yet, as impossible as it may sound, I find myself learning new things everyday as I share my own stories. I learn things about myself, about my family, about my friends, about life. I learn things from the people I am close to or from people who follow me on social media and even people I have never met. I made the choice to expose myself, mentally speaking and the experience has been an incredible ride, one that I couldn’t have imagined in my wildest dreams. I have found my calling and perhaps, that is why I am enjoying the ride so much.

This whole adventure, as I like to call it, has brought me more fulfilment than anything else I have ever done. I get to exchange with people, we argue, we discuss different subjects, we may not see things eye to eye but I swear, I always end up learning something. I get to see a different perspective, I get to immerse myself in someone else’s world, their way of thinking, their life, their passion, their fears, their goals, their feelings. I always end up realizing that we are not that different from one another.

I have been told that I am doing something that matters to people. I still cannot wrap my head around that premise. How in the world, could I, a guy living a simple life, do something that has an impact on people? I am not being humble or pretending to be, but I see myself as a writer, a storyteller, nothing more and nothing less. I clearly never thought this exercise of mine, this self reflection I put into words, would become bigger than me and it kinda has. One thing is clear: I am no influencer. I am not a motivational speaker. I am not an inspiring figure. I am no guru. I am no teacher. I am none of those things.

What am I? I am a student. I am a student of life. I am a student of human behavior. I am just a student of psychology and a critique of society and mostly, I’d say a critique of myself. I cannot pretend to know much. I know enough to get by, and I am fully aware I am here to learn and to share what I have been through and what I know.

My dream is to become a better writer with each passing day. Yet, becoming a great writer comes second to becoming a better human being. All this writing and semi-podcasting means nothing if I don’t reach my ultimate goal which is to become a better human being. I fight every day to be a better man. I struggle with it at times. I feel conflicted about some of my choices but in the end, I am striving to become a better human being. I want to be a better son to my parents, a better boyfriend and partner to my wonderful lady, a better brother, friend, cousin, professional, a better version of myself. That is my goal.

However, I would be remiss not to be appreciative and thankful. I am deeply, immensely thankful and grateful for everything you have given me just by taking your time to read my texts and listening to my audios. There hasn’t been a better gift. I am writing this text because being appreciative and thankful mean the world to me.

I wanna thank you for your time and energy. When I hear that some of you have made reading my texts and listening to my audios your daily routine, I can only appreciate it and be thankful for it. I couldn’t possibly explain how proud I feel for being a small part of people’s routine. I understand more and more every day the responsibility that rests on my shoulders. I do not take this lightly even if my texts can be written in a casual manner at times. I might occasionally shock you but that is part of my identity as a writer. I trust you will understand.

I wanna thank you. I wanna thank those who were with me from the beginning. I wanna thank those who share my texts with others. I wanna thank those who joined my journey along the way. I wanna thank you for sticking with me. I wanna thank my family and friends who have pushed me to keep doing this. I wanna thank my wonderful lady.

I wanna take the time to say that I feel blessed. I wanna tell you I am grateful. I wanna tell you I appreciate you. My life has changed forever now that I have found my passion. I am living my life by enjoying my passion. I wish you the same. There is nothing sweeter or better.

Finally, I would like to ask you to bless others the way you have blessed me with your time and attention. I would like to tell you I have more stories coming, more subjects, more fictional stories, more content. My journey has just begun, and I can say with certainty I have never felt more alive. Thank you for everything. Be blessed.

This isn’t just one man’s opinion; it is a man’s blessing.

Now smile and go on with your day.

Freeman. B

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