Friday, June 3, 2011
Wisdom of a Los Angeles Cowboy...
Wow, has it been a long and crazy week! I'm not saying it has really been bad, just crazy. Over the course of the last week, I've had to deal with a lot more transitioning. I'm still trying to get my life figured out with this divorce on the horizon. As life closes one door, maybe a new one will open and my existence on this earth can prosper.
One bit of advice I received came from a cowboy from LA. I was sitting in the bar the other night after work and started talking to this guy who was about to go on stage later in the evening. The man's name is Crosby Tyler. Crosby is a singer songwriter from LA who has been traveling the roads for many years doing what he loves, playing music. He and started talking about my new job and how I'm in a transition point in my life. I told him that each day, I wake up and I'm super excited to be going to such an awesome job! Yeah, my job pays scrap but I can adjust my standard of living to make things work. Crosby explained to me that life is really too short to chase just money. He said that you have to look for love in what you do and the people you are around. If you find that, you've found your next path for life. This was somewhat of an awakening for me. With all the shit I've been going through over the last month, this really brought light to who I am. Honestly, I don't know if I'll be working in a bike shop forever but I do really enjoy being in that industry. I obviously have a passion for bicycles. Working in the bike shop allows me to express that passion each and everyday. As for right now, I'm going to continue on that path, make some changes in my life and see what happens. Ever since I moved back to East Tennessee, I've really just been living each day as it comes. This has been really liberating in the sense that nothing has been too complicated.
As for the rest of the week, I've met some other amazing people with yet more amazing stories. I'm also still finding myself running into old friends each day. This has been pretty awesome! I remember leaving my hometown ready to go anywhere but staying here. Now I'm back and I find a lot of peace here. There's the mountains, the rivers, the lakes, the people, the music and my family. I don't know if I'll be here forever but again, I'm living for the day right now.