July 2, 2017 approx 8:30pm.
I call my parents every Sunday night to check in with them and see how the week went. It’s actually kind of funny because I end up being the referee as both my mother and father battle back and forth on the phone when they’re just a room apart from each other. It’s pure comedy, but also a reminder that these two have still kept it together 28+ years later.
I’ll be the first to admit that I take both of them for granted more days than not. Since I can remember, back to the bearded-less “Bobbbaaaay” days, my parents were always there to give both my sister and I unconditional love. Of course we had our ups and downs like any other family does, but at the end of the day they were always there to provide everything that we needed.
A roof over our head, food on the table and a support system when we needed them the most.
Living in Boston I’m only 80+ miles away from my hometown of Chicopee, MA and although its so close I rarely make it home. I try to maximize everyday whether it's doing a podcast, taking photos with my homie James Berkeley (@Rawnotions), calling and asking Dylan (@DylanReeseMusic) to finally put me on a record, which i’m still waiting on, or it's driving around the streets of Boston via Uber 8–10 hours a day helping my fellow ‘Baawstonians’ get around town. Needless to say, I’m always going full speed ahead.
I get caught up chasing after what I need to do today. From the moment my alarm goes off in the morning till the end of the day when my head finally hits the pillow, every single minute is accounted for. I would bet that any successful person in this world, regardless of industry, would vouch that time management is what brings people to the top.
When I stop to think about why I am who I am, why I chose to work day in day out, why I want to aim for the moon and go big with everything I do its because I want to provide everything that I possibly can to the ones who’ve given me the most: my parents.
Theres no dollar amount in my mind that will bring me happiness, it comes from seeing the smile on both of their faces when I can give them everything that they deserve.
The house on the water in Wells Beach, ME, a credit card that allows them to shop as they please and maybe a direct line to an airline assisstant who can book them trips whenever they get the itch to travel. I want to give them any and everything they could ever imagine.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that at the end of the day when everything is all said and done, what truly matters the most to me is my family. I am more than grateful for everything that they’ve done and will continue to work harder than ever to hopefully one day provide them the life they've provided me.