Another year has came to a close, and as my ritual, I am trying to recap it to the best of my knowledge.
I must say, this certainly proved to be very awakening year of my life. As always, I've realized many new things about myself that I sort of knew deep down. I had this entire year of being completely single and cut off from females to really focus on myself and what I want to do with life. I know it may seem immature, but whenever I am involved with a girl, I lose track of the things that are most important to me in life. Not to say that relationships aren't, but at my age, and knowing how most others in my age bracket are, the sad reality is that relationships ARE NOT top of priorities with many. I always feared that a year like that would set me into a deep depression, and although I've had my lower moments this year, I must say that overall, I am probably the happiest alone that I've been in the last 5 years, and that is a big accomplishment.
Because of my new found sense of focus, for the first time for an entire year, and hopefully many more to follow, I made my living solely off my music and DJing. It is a great feeling to be doing what I want to do with my life and making enough money to eat at the same time. I finally bought my new car in the begining of the year with the money I've been saving for so many years prior, and although I do miss the old beat up rides, I am happy to have something new and reliable under my belt. I also plan on being a college graduate with a Bachelors degree by this summer. It is finally over, and "real life" is soon to start. I am saving up for a condo and plan on being in my own place before the years end...
I also started working for Scratch DJ Academy in January and It really opened lots of doors for me. No company ever cares about DJs and what we do like Scratch does, and I feel really greatful to be associated with them. I made lots of new aquaitances, friends, and DJs from all around the world. I got the opportunity to travel out of the country to exotic islands to DJ, in front of new crowds in America as well, and I got to meet the man who got me started as a DJ. I really could not ask for anything more from 2007 in this aspect. 2008 puts a lot of presure on me to further benefit myself and make my carear a more sucessful one that it has already been. Major League will be shooting our first music video soon and getting ready to drop our first national release hopefully sometime soon.. I will be working on my first offical album release, as well as mixtapes, club promos, etc, etc... all in all, things must only remain busy if I hope for things to continue in a positive fashion.
Everyone makes mistakes however, and I am at fault of this as well. I have had my lapses in judgement this year, more so recently, but it only helps me realize that I can't have weak moments anymore. I am growing up and can only hope to strive for perfection in the coming year, even if that goal is not obtainable, I can try to come close. Above all, I know that I am the only thing that matters to me as of current in life, and no one can come in the way of that.
I dont want to end things on a sour note. This year really has been great over all, and I can only hope 2008 proves to be as good. Here are pictures all throughout this year of my favorite moments, in chronological order of course....... happy new year.
theres nothing that needs to be said about this picture
the new car
jam master jay tribute show
look at all these emu's...
ryans last night on the town
rest in peace to the old ride..
mc freestyle challenge - roxannes
playboy pool party
i lost this record somewhere!
"FUCK MIAMI! .. no wait, what i meant was, Broward has it going on"
WMC DMC 2007 Battle
The masterminds behind THE BREAKS, and 2 other dudes.
put my cat down!
LITTLE GREG!! BODY SLAM THAT MAN!!
Soul's of Mischief tour
Scratch DJ Academy
Implosive @ Roxanne's
My Bitter End @ Roxanne's
kick that bitch!!
KNOCK THAT SHIT OFF!
4th of July
chopped the hair off..
Royal Caribbean cruise..
Ryans 21st BDay
KRS-One show, Studio A
Deadbeats Writers Lab CD Release... too hot for clothes.
Protoman & me live..
On stage with the Deadbeats..
the collection slowly grows
Brokensound CD Release party / Cut session
DJ Immortal & Me..
Scratching with Q-Bert
DJ N8 One..
Bringin in the New Year...
Album Of The Year: Harlots - Betrayer
Favorite Show: My Bitter End/Implosive Disgorgence @ Roxanne's
Favorite Club: Roxanne's
Most frequented foodspot: Subway
Most frequent purchase: Metal Records
Most money spent at a store: eBay
Biggest Purchase: Rane TTM-57SL
Favorite Moment: Realizing I can do what I want with my life for a living
Greatest new interest: Self Improvement
5 Records to check out from 2007:
Car Bomb - Centralia
The Deadbeats Writers Lab - Deadfinition
Nights Like These - Sunlight At Second Hand
Protoman - Grey Area
The End - Elementary