Keepin’ It Real Y’all
This is a space to inspire evolution and share my life with the world. Check out my blog, vlogs and vids, modeling work, community work, and whatever else I manage to post . If you poke around long enough, you might start to feel a little shifty… just sayin’!
Originally from Corpus Christi, I moved to Austin,TX in 2002 and earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Texas in 2007. As I began my engineering career, I immediately recognized my desire for a greater sense of purpose. I was uncomfortable with corporate arrangements, processes, and procedures. Corruption was apparent, and as a corporate engineer, it was clear that my job was to maintain rather than actually solve fundamental problems.
I grew frustrated and confused, as I was completely unfulfilled in my so-called real job as an ‘Engineer I’. I thought, “Really? This is it? ” It didn’t take long for me to realize I had entered a waiting game. . . wait for the next raise or enter the vicious yuppie competition.
Was it time for me to ‘grow up’ and accept that life as reality? No, not mine!
Curiosity about true success and fulfillment lead to many unanswered questions. I sought advice and guidance from my family to no avail. So, I turned to the bookstore where I found Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich”.
My life began to come into focus as I realized I could do anything. I learned about the ‘gap year’, a year of travel to better understand oneself. Travel became a deep desire, as I considered my options. In November 2008, I was laid off. I juggled the possibilities for a couple of months, but my next move was quite predictable.
I traveled around Australia February-May of 2009. I returned to the States for a summer of confusion. Travel or get a job? I decided a couple more months of travel was the best choice. I went backpacking through Europe express style. Two months, 25 major cities. I returned in November with no plan for my future, but I did have a goal. . . maintain happiness and freedom.
2010 was a wonderful transitional year. I did remain free, which allowed me to focus on and clarify my intentions. Daily discoveries have reached an all time high, and I plan to keep it that way. My journey continues to get better every day the sun shines upon me.
Two years ago, I set out to put the pieces of the puzzle of life together. I completed as much as I could, but I realize that no one has the ability to complete the puzzle alone. We must work together.
I have much to share and discuss with the world.
In peace and unity,
Excerpt from OSHO: Waking up the World
The coming of third world war can be prevented only if we can awaken enough people, so those people become infectious, and go on awakening other people in a chain. It has to be done so fast because time is not much. Otherwise, these sleeping people are going to destroy this earth, this life.