Well.... Hello there! It has been almost eight months since I have written, so hang on and let me catch up! I guess I will put everything out there and then maybe highlight some of the important parts. As many of you who know me personally know, Sherrie and I have been having problems for a couple years. We made the decision early in the year that when she graduated from Radiology school, and when we got Jordan moved to Seattle we would split. I never in a million years thought it would actually happen, but at the end of the day, we both made mistakes and we had grown apart. Now... I will tell you that after almost 30 years together that I will always love her, and help her in any way I can. I moved out of the house around May and sub-leased a flat in Mid-Town, Oklahoma City. It was a totally different lifestyle for me. There were good things and bad things to living in the Mid-Town area. The hardest part was that it was a 30 minute drive to see Trey. The other things were the fact that I love working in the lawn, and tinkering in the garage. I had neither! What I did have was some of the coolest, most trendy night spots in the whole area. It lead to a lot of late nights, and poor eating. Late in the summer, I was at a friends house and noticed the guy next door was moving out. I ask if he was going to rent the house and we eventually made a deal. The ironic thing is I am currently living directly across the street from my childhood home, that we sold just a couple years ago after mom passed. The good thing is one of my best friends is my next door neighbor, so I have company quite a bit, which is awesome for me. Sherrie and I share custody of Trey every other week. When he is at his mom's I try not to be here a lot, that gives me a great opportunity to be in the gym.
Back in September, my good friend, mentor and boss Chad Lovett took a great job in Georgia. The chain of events that happened when he left our facility was mind boggling, but I believe everything happens for a reason. The business model and philosophy changed to the point that I started looking for other opportunities. I met a gentleman that made an awesome impression on me, but I was a little nervous about jumping into something I had not done before. I left Midwest Specialty on Halloween, and started at Comfort Living/LifeSpring In-Home Care Network on November 11th. I am the Community Relations/Marketing/Education Manager. Essentially.... I get to drive around the city and visit my friends in the health care field and tell them about our Home Health/Hospice/Personal Care Services. It took a minute to get the ball rolling, but we had 30 new starts last month, we are waiting on Medicare to give us permission to move from South OKC, to Edmond.
What about "The Quest?" Well honestly after my mom passing as a result of a botched procedure, I had lost my passion. I don't know anyone who would blame me, but it is time to get back to the business of helping people. I continue to practice MMA; However, after a broken foot and a broken finger, I don't know how much more I can take. A couple weeks ago I joined the YMCA and started hardcore cardio training. I competed in two triathlons last summer and I am determined to compete in at least six this summer. As a matter of fact, the first Sprint-Tri is February 21st in Tulsa. Sometime in the spring I plan on doing another 24 hour challenge at Lake Hefner.... I have been very blessed to have the support of my true friends through this last couple years. Time to pay it forward.
I love you all, and I am happy to be back!
Picture 1: The Mid-Town Flat
Picture 2: El Reno Tri
Picture 3: Guthrie Tri
Picture 4: Broken Foot
Picture 5: Broken Finger