Having spent a shade over 30 years on this earth means that I’m now relatively matured, almost guaranteed not to get carded again, and comfortable with my wardrobe consisting of 90% sweatpants and t-shirts (I’ll blame it on a mix of age, occupation, and lack of fucks given). This also leaves me somewhat more reflective on what I want from the world and what legacy I want to leave.I’ve always felt it’s important to keep perspective on your origins. Most good life lessons come at a cost and not much can be said to be truly given to you. It’s easy to forget how hard won some of those have been. There’s been a few times in my life when I’ve felt lost and through some grace I’ve been blessed to have someone take the time to provide some insight, encouragement, or clarity to help me back up to my feet after I’ve fallen or simply light a new path. They probably never realized their true impact, but for them I’m forever grateful.I believe the more we can offer to the world the more we get back in some form, some define this as Karma.This site is dedicated to the idea of paying it forward somehow in my own way, hoping in my ramblings there possibly lies some insight that’s usable. I found my strength, courage, and ambition I’ve relied on through lifting weights and by consequence reclaiming my body. Sure there’s other things along the way that have contributed but it all started in the weight-room. I’m positive there’s an incalculable number of others who are in similar circumstances to where I started and just need a little guidance, maybe a push, a reminder, but most often a little encouragement which would make all the difference. So this among other things is what I offer here.

So where am I going with this you might ask? Well everyone has something to offer I believe and a capacity to provide it. In a sense it’s simply being a good samaritan but more importantly a good human being. So I’m asking you to be mindful of anyone you encounter who genuinely asks or could use your insight. Remember at some point in time this was or could have been you. Ask yourself what you would have liked or needed to hear at that point in time in your life. Five minutes can change the direction of someone’s day, month, and even life.

Pay it forward.