Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a good time over the holidays, and is pumped for 2011.
People always ask me why I don't drink, and I often always get this question when holiday events or the birthday comes around. It's not like I never tried it before, but at the end of the day, it's not really my cup of tea. I grew up with a semi alcoholic Dad so that turned me off big time. Also growing up playing competitive sports I stayed away from substance, drugs and alcohol. Now more importantly I don't because of health. I'm a loosely health conscious type of guy, so being in this industry I understand it can get nasty. Im offered too many free comped bottles & drinks from club owners, promoters, club gowers and friends, and being in the clubs 4 times a week that can lead to so many issues later on in my life not including the stupid decisions I would be making as a drunk. But then again I'm not self righteous about this at all, it's just ME.
So this one time, nye 1999, I had 3 shots and 3 glasses of champagne. I was gonzo. Trying to DJ at this state was another issue. I went on and blacked out for like 4 and half minutes until the song was fading out. LOL. As I was quickly putting on another record, I said to myself NEVER AGAIN! It was quite amusing. Til this day friends will pay a million dollars to see me SMASHED. Who knows, maybe one day someone will get lucky and see me crunk til I can't walk ;).
My friend messaged me today saying, "Remember my dog that I loved so much?, well she got run over by a car over the holidays and passed so I really hate the start of 2011 right now!" This reminded me once again to never take things, people or animals for granted. I spent time with the people I love over the holidays in Toronto, Canada. It was refreshing and comforting. Now that it's 2011, I know that my parents arnt getting any younger, so I try and cherish all moments with them. My parents can get annoying at times, like most parents do, but I open my mind wide enough to let anything go, because theres no room for bitterness or hate in life. When someone leaves our world, they are gone, and the only thing that keeps them alive within us is the memories you've created with them. So think about that the next time you see someone you care for, it will also enlighten the way you are as a person too.
2011, I'm gonna try and make things bigger and improve on myself as a whole.. Build good relationships with new people. Keep in touch with good relationships I already have. Open my mind even more. Excel on my career by, brush up on music theory, music production, syndicated radio, and DJing. Never give up on anything including my new project. And lastly make sure I'm enjoying life while trying to accomplish these goals. So how about you? any new year resolutions?