As I look back over my past two years… There has been many people that have come into my life. Many, of which, have come into my life in a positive way. About two years ago, I reconnected with my best friend that I lost contact with because of my past marriage. We had a lot of catching up to do, and we had to rebuild our friendship. I was happy that she accepted me back into her life, because I definitely didn’t deserve it.
We went to a Lil Wayne concert together and she introduce me to two amazing women that I have become close with over the past two years: Tiffany and Shannon. These two ladies got me out of the house and put me back into the social world. From there, I have met many new friends. Most, of which, are very close to my heart. If it wasn’t for these new people in my life, I don’t know where my life would be right now. They helped me build a foundation in my life. They helped me grow confidence in myself. They helped bring happiness back into my life.
From meeting Tiffany and Shannon, I have meet two guys that I find cool as hell: Aaron and Jordan. Though we might not always agree on everything, we all still enjoy each others company. Partying with these two guys and the ladies always bring out good times. Many memories come from many late Saturday night hangouts.
I feel I have lost connections with my friends. One for reasons I don’t understand, and others for reasons of me not being able to get out and hang with them. In other words, I need to step up and be there for my friends as they have stepped up and were there for me. There is a big event coming up in two weeks… and it is going to be an awesome night. This will be one for the memory books.
To all my friends that are close to me… I am sorry if I have been distant. I have some areas of life that I do need to improve on, and I just want to let you know that you still have a friend here… I just hope I haven’t caused too much damage already.
I have been best friends with Chimere Lawshe since 9th grade. If you do the math, that would equal over 15 years of friendship. Yup… that is half of my life, if you did that math. I have been blessed to have such a wonderful and caring person walk into my life… one that I probably don’t deserve to have, but I am truly grateful to have.
Within the end of this month, she will be moving on to new beginnings… a new chance, at allowing her to become the woman that she wants to be for her daughter to see, and to allow her daughter the best opportunity. I am not saying that what she has around here (in Indy) is bad… I am simply saying that she will have more opportunity to grow, within her company, with her daughter, than she currently has.
We have lots and lots of memories together. We know each other’s families very well. Her parents are awesome and fun folks. I have enjoyed conversations with them. Her siblings are all great. Her brothers and I use to have fun, back in the day, with the different car audio systems I would have. Her Grandmother (big ma) made the best sweet potato pie I have ever had. In fact, because of her grandmother’s sweet potato pie, I started liking pies.
Her daughter is simply… beautiful. She is a bright-minded, athletic, loving little diva. She has tried almost every sport she can for her age. She loves baseball and basketball, and I am for sure if football would allow her to, she would of knocked a few boys off their own feet. lol Chay… your Uncle Rob will miss you.
As for my best friend… Chimere… you have been around through thick and thin with me. Even at times when I have completely turned my back to you, when I needed you there, you still showed me love and gratitude. What makes a true friend true? Is being there for someone when in need, comforting and listening to his/her problems, and not expecting anything in return. You have definitely showed this character. You have a big heart, and you will bless many people in your new city with that, just as you have blessed many people in Indy with it.
Your drive with your career is strong. You are going to fill your new position with ease and come out swinging when that first pitch is thrown. You have organized some very cool events in Indy. From the employee award parties to preparing for the Super Bowl, you have amazed me and many people at your talents.
I don’t like saying Goodbyes… I feel more like saying… “I’ll see you later.” Cause after all… one way or anther… we always will ‘see each other later’. Take care of yourself. Take care of the little Miss. Take care of the family. We will all visit soon. You will not be forgotten. You have made your markings in Indy… and every person that has met you, will agree that you are a loving person.
Love Forever and Forever my Best friend,
Robert (aka Robbie aka Jon B aka Chad)
Almost six months ago it was the first of the year… I told myself, as the ball dropped, that this new year will be the follow-up to last years “being my year”. I told myself that it was time to seek hope. It was time to seek life. It was time to seek love.
As the year started… everything seemed like it was the same ol’ same ol’. I didn’t notice anything changing. I seemed to continue to walk the same path that I had for the past year. It seemed no matter how hard I actually tried, I couldn’t push myself into a new direction.
I was talking to someone online from time to time that I had hopes for, but I knew in the back of my mind that it wouldn’t lead to anything… story of my life. lol However, Valentine’s Day was coming and I thought to myself… Maybe she’ll want to be my date? I asked her and was shot down, but something else arose from my question… she asked me on a date the week before.
We ended up going out to a restaurant a few days after that conversation. We went one evening after I got off of work (Thursday night, Feb 7th) to Scotty’s Brewhouse. We had a great time. The dinner was fantastic. The conversation was fantastic. The mood was fantastic. It seemed like we both really enjoyed each other’s company.
Flash forward to today…
We have moved in together and have a love for each other that seems, hmmmm… almost as if we have known each other all of our lives. Maybe it was from a past life??? Maybe true love/soulmates really do exist. I really do not know how or why, but I do know that it feels like home. It feels like I have never been complete until she was introduced into my life.
My family loves spending time with her. She loves spending time with my family. A BIG DIFFERENCE from my past relationships, and this is something that is very important to me. I love spending time with her family, as well as they love spending time with me. Everyone has accepted our relationship and has approved of our relationship… not that we need the approval; however, it is nice when family stands behind you and supports your decision.
We both have started to workout… become more fit… Get active. However you would like to word it. I have seen a major change in my health. I have gone from 235+ lbs to 198 as of yesterday. My body is becoming more toned as I hit the weights hard and use Insanity as my cardio. My lady has seen her body tone up and become more stronger.
I am for sure that many more changes and surprises are still to come with this relationship. We have a chemistry that I have never experienced before, and it is an amazing feeling. I can’t wait to see what the future holds…
To Be Continued…
As much as I do feel like I stand alone… I do have some amazing people in my life.
My parents have been there for me throughout it all. They have given me courage, wisdom, and support to keep my feet planted and to allow me to move forward with positive change in my life.
My brothers (and their ladies) have helped me see the truth. They have taught me not to settle for just anyone. They have helped me grow into a more understand person with how I should see myself, and for what type of person would be better for me than the ones I kept chasing after.
My best friend has been there for me for many many years. Although, I know at times I haven’t been there for her, she continues to be a great person in my life. One which I love dearly and will always be there for me no matter the situation. I am grateful for her and her kindness. I am grateful for her daughter, which has taught me how beautiful and loving children are. I am grateful for her family that has never once judged me and has loved me for the person I am.
My other great friends… I am blessed to have you in my life. You all have been there for me more than you know you have. I love each and every one of you, and I hope our friendship continues to grow!
To all my Facebook and Twitter friends… Well… lol.
Again… I am blessed with many people that have walked into my life. I love each and everyone of you, and I am grateful for what you have done to help me with my life. I only hope that I can return the favor, as much, when you are in a difficult situation.
To Be Continued…