Deep down within the souls of each us is a spark that controls our desire to create a future that brings us joy and success. It is up to us to make those difficult decisions that will propel into places we could have never imagined. For the last three years I have been living in one of those decisions. Calling Orlando home has been one of the most incredible growth experiences of my entire life. I have learned that debt collectors will come for you no matter what state you live in and that not everyone knows that there is more to Detroit than 8 Mile Road…thanks Eminem.
Periodically we must take a hard look at the spark within our soul and see if it is burning bright or dwindling. We must ask ourselves if it is time to take what we have learned and move on. For me this time is now. As you may already be aware in just a few short weeks I will packing up my life and my cat and heading back to Detroit. Creating a future that keeps me thirsty for more and excited for tomorrow is so very important.
In the Fall I will be attending Wayne State University, where I previously attended, to complete my bachelors degree. For you haters, yes this is like attempt 154 but as long as I finish that is all that matters.
Many will ask me why am I going back to Detroit. Why do you want to dodge bullets? Why would you go back there? Well for those of you who only know what the media tells you, Detroit is a place where innovation thrives. It is a city full of culture and life. We are a passionate and hardworking community of tomorrow. Sure our crime rates might be higher and our public services may be subpar but that doesn’t negate the incredible growth happening in our mighty metropolis.
I am excited to brighten my soul with the spark of Detroit. It is a spark that was almost extinguished but now is burning more bright than ever before. We are a city with a true endless potential. I am excited to share with you over the next several months, years, decades…who knows…the thrills of living in Metro Detroit. But more importantly I am looking forward to sharing my future with you. Thank you for being here and reading this.
I hope you will join me in looking at your spark. Determining what you need to do to make sure you’re on track to creating that future you dreamed of. I believe in you every step of the way.
Remember to go out there and change the world because we all have the power to.