As I reflect on 2013, I’m grateful for another year on earth. Not everything is perfect, or the way I would like for it to be, but I still gotta count my blessings. I’m thankful that I have blessing to count. We all do. There’s at least one, or many that are overlooked. Most of all, I’m thankful for family. I even reunited with some fam I haven’t seen in years. I love em all!
As for music, this year I celebrated 10 years as a solo artist since my first album. I debuted my Voice Guitar / Beatboxing videos on YouTube. Also at the church I attend I became the Music Director, Worship Leader, or whatever ya wanna call it. I’m not big on titles. I play the piano and sing for the most part. Sometimes I’ll be a one man band and produce entire songs. When I produce tracks that frees me up to stand and direct the choir. This takes a lot of time, from learning new songs, to learning to play the songs in different keys, to rehearsing with two choirs, to teaching the choir parts, to preparing a list of songs for each Sunday, etc….. Yeah, ya see what I’m talking about? It’s a challenge to always stay a few steps ahead of events and keep good communication flowing. I’m just one part of a team effort though. A great team leads to great success. Even if you feel alone, hang in there. The right people will come around. MESSAGE!
There’s more I’m thankful for as I reflect. My brotha from anotha motha Smiley-D released a mix-tape and an album that I had the pleasure of mixing some tracks and mastering. We collaborated on a few tracks. A couple of them were international. “International Communication” was a with Troyanski Virus from Russia. “Tell Me Tomorrow” was with Hyun & Cloud J from South Korea. As for in the states, I traveled to Nashville, Tenessee and shared the stage with the Hip-Hop legend Kurtis Blow. I spent some time ministering through music on the streets of Broadway with other like-minded artists who tour the world.
As for acting, I took some acting classes to sharpen my skills and met some cool people. I later got signed to my first agent. I acted on some cool films and televsion shows like Killer Women, Dallas, Deliverance Creek on Lifetime, Revolution on NBC, Manglehorn with Al Pacino. and Parkland produced by Tom Hanks.
Concerning physical health and fitness, I completed a workout program called T-25. This program is a non-stop 25 minute workout for 60 days. I didn’t count the stretch days so my vlog about it was 50 days. I toned up and lost 14 pounds. This is the best shape I’ve been in my entire life. The half of it is because of choosing better foods to eat. Less processed foods, and more raw foods like fruits, veggies, nuts, and grains. I’ve also been eating more fish, lean meats and Shakeology.
Wow! I didn’t think it would take this long. I guess it was a whole a year and there’s a lot I didn’t write about. If you’re still reading this, I want to say Happy New Year to you! I appreciate you for caring enough to take time from your life today and every other time to read my blogs and statuses, listen to my tunes, watch my videos, and support me. That’s love. And love is all want to spread through the world through the work I do. Thank YOU for being a part of it! 2013 is about to be history. Reflect on it and count your blessings. What are you thankful for? I look foward to entering 2014 with you and enjoying a great year, a better year. Let’s make history together!