List of Promises: The Trilogy – Strengthening My Momentum

After a momentous year that was 2019, control was never an option going into the Double 20s. From 8 of 14 in 2018 to 11 of 14 in 2019, I’m confident that my promises for 2020 will be the year I can hit all 14. I’ve decided to base my goals on strengthening my craft …

100 Songs I Felt the Vibe in 2019

It’s no secret that music is a passion for a lot of people and I’m no different. During my tenure at KUOI (2013-16), I’ve grown to really appreciate the wide variety of music. Sure, I’m more of a classic rock and metal head as you’ll see with my list, but my tastes are mega weird. …

The Battle of Finding Both Freedom and Acceptance

Winter is usually the worst time of the year for me and as the title suggests, a lot has to do with understanding what “freedom” is. What is freedom? What warranted a check mark on my promises that I couldn’t get done? I don’t know right now and turned to be the only true failure …

From the Lens: Best of 2019

The year 2019 is finally coming to an end and while a couple of promises weren’t accomplished such as getting a damn license, which will be the main priority outside of my profession in 2020. That’s what happens when you have to pay the bills, put up with a mundane job that’s hard to schedule …

Breaking the Racing Internet and Still Confused

Damn! An audio capture became viral? Even got the guy trending at one point and big racing names talking. You cannot make this stuff up! (No. 31 & No. 44 – 10/26 at 9:00pm UST) Racing story aside, we’re now hitting the toughest time of the year for me. However, I’m not going to let …

Age of Learning the Hard Way: What Year No. 24 Taught Me

At this time a year ago, I was glad that I wasn’t going to be 23 anymore because I knew the dumb stigma that “nobody likes you when you’re 23” will be over. Now in my last day of being 24, the person I was then is a complete contrast and while I’m still “living …

Finding Motivation During Troubling Times

I hate to say it, but the past two months have been the worst I’ve had since starting my “List of Promises.” I’ve literally felt used and mentally abused, to the point that I didn’t make any damn progress on my goals. Even the driving aspect has taken a huge backseat due to timing constraints …

Housing Puts Driving in the Rear View Mirror

Summertime is here and it’s typically my strongest period of the year. It’s where I strive to get stuff done like I know best – simply owning the competition and doing it with flair. Reunited with a waitress near Napa Valley a year after having our great encounter. I even explored new things that I wouldn’t …

List of Promises (Bi-Monthly Update): Housing Puts Driving in the Rear View Mirror

A another phase in my life ends, but another one begins and it couldn’t come at a perfect time. However, certain things had to be sacrificed in order to reach certain points and it does have some implications. Notably, one event in August that I won’t miss for the world. Summertime is here and it’s …

List of Promises (Bi-Monthly Update): SoCal Getaway Brought New Motivation

Getting away for 11 days was the break I needed and I bring back a whole new level of motivation as summer is coming soon. Personal goals have also been looking pretty promising, so safe to say this edition is positive without any legitimate concerns. I’ve been brushing it off, but the new and improved …