“My life a car crash on the side of the road, y’all slowin’ down to watch ” Chino XL – 2001
I’m Feeling a little bit like Bruce Willis in unbreakable right about now.
I Didn’t figure it would take so long to do another post but Yea, I feel the need to express a few thoughts in regards to that and how it relates to the big picture and helping you all get some success and well, at the same time understand me a little better and why it goes slow at times lol. I’ve got a crazy year going where you have just about everything but a martian invasion popping off. The day after I posted Hiatus Status part 1 I was talking to my Mama and found out her cancer is rearing it’s ugly head again after quite a nice long remission. These were the type of crazy things I thought were behind me when I wrote the Hiatus Status and it slowed me down in general. Then a week of intense Rez-olicious drama segued into an epic car crash!
EPIC CAR CRASH
Epic car crash you say? Yep! I was driving along heading into “uncivilization” late at night from the boonies in a little compact sedan that’s umm… not really designed for badasses. (my head literally rubs the ceiling when I drive). things were going fine until I got into an area near the river known for “out of nowhere” fog to occur. It was almost as if a creepy movie scene was about to unfold. Turning the corner as the wind blew the fog in my path just ahead of my headlights reach, I slowed down but still entered the fog like the Days of Thunder smoke scene.
Just a second later as I’m driving, the Fog clears to reveal a big ass bull moose just standing there straight statue-style! He was in the middle of the road just standing there like a cow eating grass on a farm or something. I instantly tensed up squeezing the steering wheel and pushing against it like I was making a world record bench press attempt. Holding my breath, I put everything I had into it. I only had a second to react so I quickly veered to the left clipping his feet out from under him in the process. He Rolled up to the hood and basically head-butted me through the windshield! Shattering all visibility and crushing the roof above my head till it was about 6 -8 inches lower than normal and pushing my head into my chest like a damn ninja turtle.
All the while I’m trying to keep it on the road using only memory and the side windows as reference points for the tree-line and ditch because at that point, the windshield looked like a wild horde from a zombie apocalypse had given it a serious beat down. I did Manage to avoid a telephone pole and falling into the deep ass ravine though. I got out, brushed the glass off of my face and clothes and took a moment to take in what just took place. Even if I had a cell phone it was such a desolate stretch of backroad, it would have done me no good. I made my way home completely high on adrenaline feeling like Bruce Willis in Unbreakable. Once I got home I was happy to be alive and did a lot of reflecting on life and it’s a little early to really tell but it seems to have had a huge effect on me like my last brush with death did. That one changed my whole focus in life. Anyhoo, I spent a week recovering from the crash in the hot tub feeling exactly like I did back in the day when I got in a fight with 6 guys. Insanely sore and unable to turn my head with a few good lumps in a few good places. Even with the pain, I’ve spent the last week and a few days with a huge smile on my face, making it a point to contact loved ones and reaching out to everyone in my circle to thank them for being in my life and make plans to hang out. I also thought alot about what I would leave behind if I passed and left some projects unfinished so I thought a lot about strategies to accomplish more things with less stress as I forge a path into an epic journey with my current goals.
What I’m trying to get at here is simple. Don’t wait until something major happens before you acknowledge your circle and show appreciation for those in your life. Living the good life requires people to be in it. Every one of you out there should take time out daily to get a “social work-out in”. I don’t mean hit em up on facebook. That’s about as effective as joggin’ on a treadmill for weight loss. We humans are a social animal and it’s a critical part of our well being. You need to strengthen that circle much in the same way you train muscles, a little bit at a time in preparation for the future. Don’t wait until you need to pull yourself to safety on a cliff to start the process of getting better at chin-ups, make it a way of life. Same goes for your social circle, take the time to really be in the moment with your friends and family, don’t think about work, your weight issue, your bad relationship waiting for you at home, your credit card debt, your leaky roof etc just love the moment and those who are in it with you…. ultimately it may be your last and if it is, those issues won’t matter all that much.
At this time I’d like to acknowledge those of you in my circle here on this blog. This is all from memory so I’ll look at the list with some data and see if I missed anyone that is supporting me in this endeavor. Anyway If your name is John O’, Rob A, Sue W, Alex C, Mike D, Graham, Bob the Metal Dude, Franz W, Aaron F, Cody F, Corey, Brian, Corena, Troy, Zach, Deb hag-n-dauz, Uncephalized, I dredge on through this shit for you my friends. You have made this blog worth doing even with all this chaos and negativity going on in my life. Thank you! I still firmly believe as this circle grows WE can bring this Fatass to Badass thing to the masses and in the process change the world!!!
Special thanks to Sken:nen, my newly adopted puppy for not even letting the hooves go to waste from the moose I hit. It is a deep rooted cultural belief to respect life and the animals you kill. The main way you do this by showing compassion in the methods and techniques used to kill and harvest meat and secondly by not wasting a single piece of it when you do.