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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Hero

After spending 14 honorable years in the United States Army, thinking back on my career, I’ve asked myself would I be willing to sacrifice it all again. Without a doubt. That would mean deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan again, being away from my family on numerous occasions, putting myself in harms way, among many other issues. While apart of this elite fraternity of outstanding individuals I learned a lot about life and overall about the person that is called ME, myself a Regular.

Growing up in a small town in Alabama, with a family that wanted to shelter me from the bad trappings of the world only made me want them; I wanted to know why I was being sheltered and why they were “bad.” Don’t get wrong, I’m not saying that my upbringing was bad, I wish I didn’t have to leave home to experience them. For example, I didn’t have my first taste of alcohol until I joined the military. I had a LOT of firsts when I joined the Army. If you’ve followed my blog, I’ve given you a glimpse of ME. I started THE REGULARS Blog because I felt and still feel that regular life is better than a life in front of cameras. Now I don’t want to be a hypocrite and say that I wouldn’t want that lifestyle, but I would HAVE to have the wealth to go along with it.It amazes me how some of us, Regulars, are mesmerized by the lifestyle of a celebrity. I don’t know what it is. Is it the money? Is it the expensive lifestyle? Who knows.

My Hero’s aren’t celebrities. My Hero’s are Regular people. Mothers, Fathers, Brothers, Sisters, Friends, etc. I’m sure that many celebrities would gladly take the place of one of us so they are allowed to just live life. My hope is that one day we wake up and realize that a person that provides for their family is a hero, that individual you can count on to be there in your time of need is a hero, that person that sacrifices everything so many can have. I could go on and on.

If we worried about our own lives then this unbalanced world would start to balance itself out. I’m no life expert and I will never claim to be one. I still have a lot to learn, BUT, I’m content at being a REGULAR doing it.

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XXVIII

Today has been a struggle for me trying to come up with a topic to Blog about. Truthfully, I came very close to giving up on this Blog, because I only have a handful of supporters that are truly supporting me and that discourages me. But then again, why quit? Why prove them right? I set a goal for myself to put out a Blog everyday. So that’s what I am going to do. What a lot of you don’t understand is that it takes a LOT for me to put my feelings out for the world to see, but yet, there are individuals out there that continue to feed me bullshit about the support they give me. That I don’t need! I’ve said it in a previous post that I would rather you be hot or cold, I hate lukewarm people. I know I said that I wasn’t going to let this negative energy get me down, but I’m human and I came very close to letting my HATERS get the best of me.

I’m not doing this for anyone but myself. When people read what I write, that encourages me to keep going, but when people stop caring, it’s a feeling like I’m on stage at Madison Square Garden with no crowd to perform to, LONELY. I’m no professional Blogger and I’m not trying to take that route, but what I am trying to do is for the world to notice the REGULAR people. No, I don’t have loads of money, no I don’t have a big ass house, no I don’t live the TV family life, but what I do have is a steady income, a house that is mine and family and close friends that really care about me and support whatever I do. Everything that I do is regular and my goal with the start of this Blog was for the world to see that regular people are able to do the same shit, celebrities do. What makes a celebrities life more important than mine? Not a damn thing. They bleed just like I do, but people are mesmerized by their lifestyle. In today’s society people are so materialistic. Many say they are not, but deep down they are. When did being yourself or Regular become uncool or a crime?  

I have no clue. A lot of people put up a front or facade to make it seem like everything they do is perfect and the world they live in is flawless. They take advantage by using these social media sites to show their perfect world. I’m not saying I want to see people post that they have no food in their refrigerator or struggling to make ends meet, that’s not the point I’m trying to pound in your mind. All I want you to do is be you, be yourself. All the extra stuff, just stop it. People are so caught up into staying with whatever trend is popping, but if you’re not with the trend then you are considered a hater; No that means you are a Regular. Its crazy what people will do to be noticed. Being Regular is not the thing to do now. Either you’re in the Trap cooking up some crack, in the strip club making it rain, popping bottles, sleeping with multiple partners, or cashing your check so that you can go straight to Instagram to post about how much money you have. Why? What does that prove? Nothing! It makes you look like a jackass. I hope at this point and you do shit like this, I hope you’re mad as hell. I want you to hate me because I’m Regular and I’m proud to be one.

It used to be that you looked up to someone, and you wanted to be just like that Regular person, but since the invention of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and all the other social media outlets that celebrities use, thats what people want to be. I’m not saying I’m perfect and that I haven’t posted a pair of shoes on Instagram, I’m just as guilty as the others are. All I’m trying to portray is that it’s okay to be Regular, have a Regular job and do Regular stuff. Nobody wants to be Regular anymore, everything has to be over the top. Why? How is that going to make our world we live in a better place? No, I can’t answer those questions and I am not going to try. I felt like this needed to be said. If you don’t like it, then you don’t like it. It’s just the way I am feeling today.