Dear Friends,

 

The hardest thing in life is to be a man, and If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.

 

I’m going to be honest, I’ve been pretty selfish lately. Ive put myself first over a lot of things that I shouldn’t have. If its having a one night stand and not calling someone back when I promised them i would, or to not making it to another family function because I need to play a show somewhere on the other side of the world… I’ve been an asshole at times, and feel bad about it. Ive put everything on hold just so I can follow these dreams the last ten years of my life. Even though I’m finally seeing a light on the other side of the tunnel, I still want to be the best person I can in other aspects of my life too.

 

As I sit here on my days off I realize, It’s up to us as individuals to visualize who it is we want to be in this world and how we want to treat people. Everyday we reach crossroads and make decisions on if we’re going to use old habits we have or try something new. But the funny thing about these crossroads are that they are often hard to spot and 9 times out of 10 we end up running back to those old habits we know.. just because its comfortable.

 

Our impact on each other and humanity is often beyond our peripheral. We feel so powerless most of the time. We often feel like we are in between takes or commuting through life that we forget that the moment is now. If we want to change who we are and the person we want to be, then what better timing to do that then NOW. We are the sum of our NOW choices. For better or worse. NOW is the time to be a man. What is a man? I don’t exactly know but I believe it’s understanding your impact on each other and taking responsibility for the common good.

 

So lets stop feeling sorry for ourselves, stop trying to control other peoples lives and just be the best person we can be. You can’t make everyone happy but If you start with making yourself happy then maybe others will follow. Life is about improving your relationship with your soul.. You can’t love anyone else if you don’t love yourself.

 

So be good to people, be good to your soul and I promise you, life will be good to you..

 

Stay Inspired and Stay Happy Friends,

 

– Andy