Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Life Update

Oh Hey!... So it's been a while since my last post..

So much has changed both good and bad but I could not be happier at this point. Which is a complete 360 from where I was last year.

A quick breakdown though of the events of the past year.

In addition to still working for Starbucks I have also worked for a pizza place, Chilis as a server and I now work for a restaurant in downtown Indianapolis called Harry and Izzy's which if you haven't heard of it. It's the sister restaurant of St. Elmo's Steakhouse, the oldest steakhouse in the state of Indiana. It's a top restaurant in Indy and boy is it good stuff.

I have also had the wonderful oppurtunity to grow a relationship that makes me very happy. Her name is Molly and she is something special, (yes I am going to gush for a minute about how happy I am shush). Never before have I been in a situation where not only do I feel genuinely loved by someone, and that someone is not a family member. Today I can say in confidence that I have spent the last six months falling for a girl that I could never have imagined existed before last August. Although the start was a bit rocky and very confusing, every moment since has been full of ups and downs, tears of joy and of saddness, but one constant through it all has been Molly being by my side. These past six months have gone by in a heartbeat and yet feels like so much longer than that. I am so very excited for what the future holds for the both of us.

Now to the not so good stuff.

This past January, I lost someone very important to me and so many people not just my family. My Aunt, Michele Tyler, passed away suddenly after a short hospital stay. Words cannot describe how incredible my aunt was and how she touched so many lives in her many years of teaching. She was such an influence for me and my siblings and she is the reason why I am as far as I am with my book (I will get to that in a minute). That night was one especially tough on me, as soon as I heard how serious the situation was I left work and drove up from Indy to Chicago to be with my family, I try not to remember much from that night. I do remember that I was on the phone with Molly the entire 3-plus hour drive from Indianapolis to the hospital near downtown Chicago.

Many times in my life have I questioned God's decisions to take away ones we love so young in their lives. I did with a friend in 3rd grade, I did with my dad not long after. The answer always comes within the week at the services and how many people come to celebrate their lives. Jordan although he was only 9 when he passed, had people from our entire community come to pay their respects. I can say personally that I try to use him as an example on how to live even to this day. My dad passed away after a battle with cancer and shortly after he passed at his wake, there was a line out the door for the entire time of the showing. So many people had met my dad and the whole day was just so overwhelming to see how many people came. My aunt though probably takes the cake (no offense Dad), so many of her students from over the years showed up, and I found out that this past May the school corporation now has an award in her name, which is incredible and a showing of how influrential she was. After stuff like that, you understand some extent of God's plan for taking them home. That does not however lessen the initial hurt of losing them.

So that in a nutshell is kind of what's gone on in the last year or so. I will try and start posting on a regular basis again because I really miss writing these posts.

OH and I did mention my book. I should probably talk about that for a minute. ........

Well I have been writing a book since this past November and I have really tried to balance writing and work and everything else going on. A basic synopsis of the book as it is right now would be: An introspective look at life and a retrospective look at death and the idea of how ones final day goes. you know that whole "Life flashing before their eyes" kind of deal, Which is why (at least so far) I am naming the project "Before My Eyes".

I also have a GoFundMe for anyone who would like to help me fund the project and such. The Link would be GoFund.Me/TinkBook I have a bigger description of what the book is and everything on there.

Alright guys I will have an update later on this week for a normal post!


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