Recent events in my life these past few weeks have me thinking about A LOT of things. My career. My writing endeavors. T-blawg. Friends. Family. Especially family. Women. The ones of the past and present. And change. A lot of things are changing for the better for me. Some things have stayed the same far too long for my liking. And other things are out of my control and just absolutely suck. This all goes beyond the karma kick I’ve been on and writing about recently. This is more about life and the way life can make decisions for you whether you like these decisions or not. I’m calling them “life audibles.”
You have a plan. You have a firm plan. You have a goal. You have several goals. You have some talent. You have a great work ethic. You have a ton of ambition combined with the book & street smarts needed to be successful in life mixed in with a lot of common sense. You can read people like a book. You are a great judge of character. You are respected. You give respect. You are humble because of your past. You are aware of your life in every way possible now while enjoying every gifted moment of the present. And hungry as hell for a better future. Your circle is tight. Who and what you need is in your life. Then all of a sudden life throws you a curveball and makes a change, a decision that wasn’t a part of your plan. When you are someone who prides himself on being controlling in every aspect of his life…not a controlling other people type of controlling…but controlling like in steering the ship in the right direction while avoiding inclement weather and choppy waters way. It’s difficult to watch this happen. This unplanned change. This decision that wasn’t yours to make. Whether or not you want someone you love to be healthy, life can change that. Whether or not you want to be in a relationship with someone, life can change that. Whether or not you still want to be close with someone, life can change that. Whether or not you want to complete that tangible goal by a certain age, life can change that. Whether or not you want….you get what I’m saying. These are life audibles. You see it going one way and life makes the call to make it go another way. The coaches in the booth up in the sky are changing the play in your helmet for you and you have no say. You just have to go along with it and hope it moves the ball down the field. Hope for a touchdown. Or at least settle for the first down. A lot of life audibles will be called in your life and you just have to deal with them as a part of life. I just learned this.
You throw in everything I’ve been dealing with lately, both good and bad, combined with the recent Patriots loss and yes, you have this T-pisode. It’s what I do people. Life lessons through experience mixed in with dating and sports. I hope I’m getting out of this heavy life audible calling stage and back into calling my own plays and audibles on the field of life soon. Because we should all want to be superstar quarterbacks with the ability, talent, respect and balls to call our own audibles. I’m the type of person to succeed or fail by making my own calls. Just like Tom Brady. I wouldn’t want to live life any other way. But that’s just me.
Until next time. Always take it there.