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Monday, December 20, 2010
My Life Is Changing
This post is another one that is a little personal to me. My average audience may not find this of any interest as it has to do with my personal life. Nonetheless I suggest you read on...especially if you are one of my friends.
For years and years I was in trouble with the law. Be it with drugs, alcohol, or just plain stupid shit I did for "fun" I was constantly in trouble and am still to this day well known at the local Police Department. My life revolved around probation and parole. Mandatory urine test, court dates, curfews, and rules and regulations. My life was pretty fucking negative in just about every aspect.
Things have changed and they have changed for the better. I am now a husband. A father. I am no longer in any kind of trouble with the law whatsoever. I put my family before any and every single thing in my life. I have grown up and you know what? I like it this way.
Tonight I ended an almost nine year friendship with a man I considered to be family, almost a brother to me. I'm not going to go into details as to why for two reasons.
1. It is nobodies business.
2. It really does not make a difference in what I am about to say.
Some of my friends have yet to hit the point in their life where they have grown up. They still act the way I did in my teen years that I just described in the beginning of this post. Some of them are still in trouble with the law CONSTANTLY. Some of them still put drugs and Alcohol before anything else in their lives. Some of them still have the fuck everybody attitude. Some of them still just don't understand what life is really about. Some of them pretty much act like this:
Why is my life so horrible?
So here is the deal. I am no longer going to allow any form of negativity to enter my life. I am no longer going to be friends with anyone I consider still a child. Anyone who has the attitude and mentality that I described above is no longer my friend . I don't care how long we have been friends or if I just met you the other day. This is my life and quite frankly I am tired of it. I can not hang with the same people my entire life and wonder why nothing changes. So basically what I am trying to say is this...if you match any of the descriptions I described above then....
It means so much more in real life.
I'm serious about this people. Grow the fuck up. Life isn't about who can beat who up. And on that note, if you have to solve every problem you come across in life with violence well then it truly shows you're intelligence...or a lack thereof I suppose I should say. But really, life isn't about shit like that. It's not about drinking and drugging. It's not about court dates, probation officers, and legal trouble. It's not about being so fucking negative about EVERYTHING all the damn time. You want to know what it is about? It's about being there and being true to you're friends. It's about love and respect for the people who give those two things back to you. It's about cherishing every minute that you have to spend with you're family. And all in all, in the end, it's about enjoying the ride.
So that is my new philosophy people. Like it or leave it but my motto is: