It’s Been A Minute……..

IMG_1363It’s been a minute since I’ve really had a chance to actually write. My life has changed drastically since my last post. I’ve gone through a divorce. It wasn’t an ugly one, it just left me in a place of asking Why? The only thing she told me was, “I don’t love you anymore. It’s taken me 5 years to come to this conclusion and I want a divorce.” That really threw me for a loop. Yeah, we had our problems, but I never stepped out of my marriage; meaning I’ve never lusted/thought about, had sex (in any form), or attempted to get emotionally involved with another woman. That’s what I always told myself and I lived up to it. When I got married, I wanted to it to be it. I don’t believe in divorce. I believe that if she would have opened up to me, I’m sure we could have made it work. I assume that she was tired of making it work.

One big reason I wanted my marriage to work was my parents divorced when they reached 8 years. My father used to hit my mother and talk/have sex with another woman. That’s why I wanted my marriage to work. Things started to change towards the end of 2013. I did everything I could during the first part of 2014 to make it work. Suggested taking marriage classes and/or talking to a Minister. She didn’t want anyone on the outside knowing what was going on between us. After doing everything I could, I gave her the divorce she wanted. Before I signed those papers I made it very clear that it was her that wanted this divorce. Now we are working together to raise our 2 beautiful girls. I can say that since we now divorced she seems to be a little happier. I mentioned to her that it was good to actually see her smile and her happy. I have moved past the fact that it will never work with her again. One reason is because I have it set in my mind that I wouldn’t consider a relationship again. I really don’t want to go through those same problems all over again. I am happy and don’t want to get into another relationship at this time. I don’t want go through that getting to know another person, at least not right now. Grantham University Logo

I started my quest to further my education. I am attending Grantham University to get an Associates in Computer Science. Right now I am 44% complete. This is a big step in my life. To some, an Associate’s degree isn’t that spectacular, but taking small steps is better than not taking the step at all. My classes so far have been okay. I just completed my 1 semester. Classes for my second semester start on March 11th. I will be taking English Composition I and College Algebra. I’ve already completed American Government I, Intro to Computer Applications, and a class required by the University called Student Success. I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t intimidated by my next set of classes. I’m looking forward with just starting those classes.

2014 SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia
The SEC Championship Game Final Score. Player of the Game: Blake Sims. Amari Cooper broke some SEC & Alabama records during this game.

In November of 2014 I won 2 tickets to attend the SEC Championship in Atlanta, Georgia. It was an awesome experience. When they first told me that I had won, I thought someone was playing with me or it was some type scam to get my credit card information. I finally realized it was real when they sent me a Dr. Pepper link to confirm that I really won. Other than that, I’m a student and a busy father. I decided not to coach this year, because I wanted to support my girls and give them all my attention. We will see how this goes this year. If I want to coach next year, it will be based on how this year works out. I need to get back in a groove to start writing again. I don’t want to force it, because I don’t want the blog to seem “fake.”

My Alabama Crimson Tide didn’t win the big dance this year, but it’s all good. Blake Sims did an awesome job leading that offense. It also helps to have one of the best receivers in College Football. Coach Nick Saban and Coach Lane Kiffin are 2 different coaches and have a different philosophy, but he jelled right in with the Alabama Coaching Staff. I’m looking forward to next season because I know that a lot of things are going to be changed and the team will have the right focus. Until the next post………#ROLLDAMNTIDE!

2014 SEC Championship Game in The Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia
Entrance to The College Football Hall of Fame
2014 SEC Championship Game at The Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia
Alabama Crimson Tide Runningbacks and Wide Receivers warming up.
2014 SEC Championship Game at The Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia
Alabama Crimson Tide “Millionaire” Marching Band during Pre-game.
2014 SEC Championship Game at The Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia
The Alabama Crimson Tide Offense during the 2014 SEC Championship Game.

        

 

 

The Regulars 200th Post

This is my 200th Post and I want to dedicate it to The 64 Regulars that follow this Blog. I started this Blog because I was tired of reading about celebrities and how hard their lives were. To some 64 means nothing, but to me it means everything. 64 to me means there are actually individuals on this planet that are interested into what I have to say! Thank you for the support. All 64 of you keep me grinding and keep me on my toes.

I will continue to strive to give you posts to keep you interested. I know all my posts aren’t perfect, but with each post I do my best to get better. I am trying to expand my vocabulary and overall knowledge on subjects I have no idea about. I never realized that I would have taken this Blog this serious. It’s become apart of my life. It’s because of all of you, I keep doing what I do. Again, Thank You for all the continued support. I can’t wait to hopefully one day hit 500! THANK YOU!

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Before I continue to produce anymore Blog Posts, I feel the need to get some things straight.

1. Yes, I do ask for feedback whenever I post an updated link to my Facebook page, but that is not the forum where your feedback needs to posted. I’m sure that at the end of every single post there is a box titled “Comments”. That box is specifically for you or any individual to post whatever they feel the need to write. My Facebook page is not AT ALL for that purpose. Some say it’s easier to just post their feedback there; however I don’t and will never understand that reasoning. The reason why I don’t agree with that is in order to leave a comment to my Facebook page, you have to either hit the back arrow or pull your own page up in a different tab. Why can’t you just put your damn comments in the box below? Is it because wordpress is asking you for some type of personal information? Who says that you have to put your real information? This is my opinion, I think that the reason some people comment on Facebook is so they have the chance to “attempt” to make me look bad. A lot of you know that I don’t like confrontation and that makes you work twice as hard to get a reaction out of me. To be honest, it really doesn’t bother me that individuals post comments, but from this day forth, I WILL NOT entertain ANY comments that are related the updated Blog Post. If you are asking a question or the link for the post isn’t working, I will gladly repost the link or ask you to message me an email address and I will send it to you. I’m tired of going back and forth with individuals about what I write. No one is making ANY OF YOU read what I write. Yes, I love and want the support, but I will not change up the way I write because individuals feel the need to make themselves feel better by attempting to make me look like an asshole. That is f****** ridiculous.

2. According to the 1st Amendment, Constitution of the United States, I can say whatever the f*** I want in anyway I want. The bottom line is that if you don’t like what I say, don’t have to read it. This is not the first time that someone has “challenged” me about something that I have put in my Blog, Why? Is it because you’re having a bad day and you feel the need to lash out at someone and that person just happened to be me? I don’t understand. I haven’t done anything to disrespect anyone, but it never fails that someone’s nerves are touched and they feel the need to “belittle” me and my Blog. It may not be direct or its hidden in some awesome way, but I’m not stupid. Topics I choose to write about are things that happen to be on my mind and I am looking for another individuals outlook. I don’t mind positive or negative feedback, but I will not go back and forth just for you to get the last word. From this point, those comments will be promptly deleted. I’ve asked before, but it goes in one ear and out the other. It’s okay, because I will not continue to let it happen. How about you try this, go to www.wordpress.com and create your own Blog.

I never thought that it would come to this, but there is always someone out there that wants to be right and tell everyone else they are pieces of crap. Another thing that upsets the f*** out of me, some individuals always bring religion into the conversation. Why? Is it because I mentioned God in the post? Is it because I said that on Judgement Day he will be the judge? Is it because I said that we are all sinners, just sin in different ways? Is it because I said a sin is a sin and no sin is bigger that the other? It doesn’t matter, if you walk into a store and steal a piece of 3 cent bubble gum, get caught and lie your way out of it or you kill someone in cold blood, both are sins. As human beings, we are quick to forgive the lesser crime, but in the eyes of the Creator, there isn’t a difference.

My goals for this Blog are simple. I want the world to know that regular people also have interesting lives. What makes a celebrity’s life better than ours? I also want to get people to think outside of the box. There are too many Indians in our world trying to be chiefs. Before you decide to chastise or put your two cents in the conversation, think about where you are posting your thoughts. If it is on my Facebook page, it will be deleted. If it is here then we can be adults and talk about it. How does that sound?

The Titles of my Blogs

For the individuals that follow my Blog, I feel the need to explain the titles of my Blogs. Every one of my Blogs will be a number, whether it be spelled out, in number form or in a different language. Why do this? Because I want to, I can and no one else does it like this. My goal for MY Blog is to be different from a “typical” Blog. I feel that it makes my Blog unique. All my Blogs are in sequential order. On a specific day I may feel like putting it in a different language, Roman Numeral or in number form. It all depends on my mood.

I hope that explains the titles of my Blogs. If it doesn’t, I don’t care. It’s my way of doing things.

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With the support of an awesome wife and a SELECT group of friends that really care what I have to say, I am proud to be writing my 10th Blog. This is a big step for me. I know that there are individuals out there that wish I would just shut up and wouldn’t care if I fell off the face of the earth. Guess what, right now, at this moment I HONESTLY from the bottom of my heart, COULD GIVE 2 SHITS about your opinion.

When I first started this Blog last week, I was seriously trying to write and cater to an audience and trying to spark a conversation instead of saying what was really on MY mind. I was trying to get views. After brainstorming and composing my 2nd Blog, I asked myself, what is the purpose of my Blog? Why am I trying to “people please”? Trying to please everyone, make everyone happy and give each reader the “warm and fuzzy” is impossible. Some readers are saying, he’s not going to last and continue to be serious about it; or give him time, he will give up. The Regulars is here to stay. For those that said I couldn’t or wouldn’t stay dedicated to this blog, thus far, I have proved you wrong!

I know a lot of you are saying, “ohh, it’s your 10th Blog, what an accomplishment!!” This is a HUGE accomplishment for me. This is something, other than my family or job that I have given 100% and committed to. It takes a lot to be a full time parent, husband, best friend, coach and still have time to put my thoughts out for the world to see. I’m a private person and like to stay to myself. My only worries are about my family and close friends. I challenged myself to step out of my comfort zone and give this blog thing a shot. I think I’m doing pretty good so far. I know some of you only tuned in to see me write about gossip, music, trends, etc. Don’t worry, it all has its place. When I feel inspired to write about it, I will. 

I am proud to say that I have stepped out of my comfort zone and accomplished a goal. Just because I am making a big deal about my 10th Blog doesn’t mean that I am going to start catering to the reader. This is just to make you, the reader, aware that you are going to continue to get the “raw, uncut” ME.