Memos from December 2012


Clarity

As another year approaches, peo­ple over the World wel­comes the new start; a “reset” that appar­ently is present in our lives much like a video game. At the stroke of mid­night Jan­u­ary 1st, all the the things we have done in the past year, flash­back. These things cover acts of which we try to jus­tify as “doing things right”, but not nec­es­sar­ily “doing the right thing.” Those moments range from: what we ate; exclu­sive places we are at; pride for the home team and dis­gust for our rival’s; vent­ing out peo­ple we don’t like or irked us; or debat­ing pol­i­tics (’nuff said); etc. But one com­mon thing rings through, it isn’t about where we were; what exquis­ite meal we have con­sumed; what color-label we are get­ting wasted on; etc.—its who we are shar­ing those moments with.

So as the clock ticks to one of the most sought after events of the year, I wish you clar­ity. Clar­ity in choos­ing to do the right things; to grow stronger & wiser; to flour­ish with truth in your heart; and to share this con­ta­gious pos­i­tive energy with those that you hold dear close, as well as will meet through­out this journey.

KD Vs from Nike iD

I was this close “>” to get­ting them Air Jor­dan XI “Play­offs” aka. BREDs dur­ing yesterday’s release by Nike. But, no cookie for me. It would’ve been my very first Js. For real.

I never got into the AJ game as I couldn’t afford it going to school. That, and Js won’t do well in Track & Field, and Base­ball. As for Bas­ket­ball back in High School & Col­lege, I think the most expen­sive shoes I’ve worn were them CB34s haha. The price just didn’t jus­tify what I was into dur­ing the time; or what I needed more of. A wise friend told me once, try­ing to put things into per­spec­tive cost-wise, “you know how many Del Taco soft tacos you can get with that?“1 =)

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  1. Thanks Juan for mak­ing a great point lol []