Thursday, May 20, 2010

Last Blog from the 618...

Well they say all things must come to an end. And in a few hours, I'll officially be heading back to the 864. Again I repeat this is not how I wanted to end up at first. At first the plan was to move up here, get a job, and probably get settled. But it didn't work out that way. Without going into details, I no longer look at this move as a bad thing. I don't. When I first head that I was going back, I was depressed. That's the bottom line. Now, I'm looking forward to what's in store back in SC.

I look back on my time up here as a learning experience. I once said that my move up here was a waste of time, but it wasn't completely. I learned a lot up here. I met people that I'll never forget. I met people that I hope will remain friends for a life-time. It wasn't all good. It wasn't all bad. I laughed. I cried. I was happy. I was sad. I'm going to take what I learned up here and apply it back in the 864.

A lot has changed in the almost 6 months I've been up here. When I moved up here, I was ready for a change, and in a way, that's happened. So this is it. Goodbye 618, hello 864.

Stay Saved,

Daniel Richerson

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Where are you going?

This thought came to me while I was sitting in a Y.P.W.W. session at church tonight. "Can't go somewhere without knowing where you're going." Then the preacher later that night said, "You can't go somewhere unless you know who you are." Now they're plenty of ways I can go with this, but to stay out of trouble, I'm going to talk about me. You've read the blogs, the tweets, and the statuses. You've watched the videos. I'm heading back to South Carolina. I was not to happy about that because in my mind I wanted to stay here in Collinsville, IL. Then I got the offer to go to Kentucky and weigh out my options there. So it's safe to say I'm a confused brotha.

So here's the deal. We as people sometimes base the decision to move somewhere based on the people. If you're at a place where the people work your nerves, you're ready to go. You don't have to pray about it or fast about it. You made up in your mind that a move is the best thing for you. So you move. For the first couple of weeks or months, you're having the time of your life. Things are going great. Doing stuff you didn't do, or didn't have the chance to do at the prior place. You become attracted to females and feel like you've found the one. Keepin It Real here. Then all of the sudden the masks come off so to speak. The true colors come out. You realize that you are as a annoyed as you have ever been in your life. Has that happened to anybody?

Now, the question comes, should we let people dictate our location? Because lets face it, not everyone you run into in your life is bad. Contrary to belief they're are still good people in this world. I mean I know, oh, 3 at the most. I hope y'all get where I'm going. I can't figure out where I want to go. I can't figure out where I want to end up. I think I've made up my mind, and then a couple of instances here and there and I've changed my mind. I do know I need a job. I do know I need to get something going. Don't get me wrong. I love these blogs. I love the podcasts. I love the videos. But as of now, I'm not going paid to do those. Somebody asked me if I had a website and I got paid for the hits. I said not yet, and then I got a please!

What are your thoughts? Have you or do you know anybody in this situation? Leave your comments.

Stay Saved,

Daniel Richerson