I thought that now would be the perfect time to pick up where I left off in December 2017. Things have changed while basically staying the same. This post isn’t just about one person, I guess it’s a shout out to many people. For the first time in a while I had felt the sting of rejection after being fully confident that I had done everything in my power to prove my worth as a person and as an employee. within a week that confidence was shattered but only for a brief moment in time. People stepped up with words of encouragement, some friends even busted out some f bombs; in the day and a half after that phone call of disappointment though, and with time to reflect it has given me the ability to cool my jets and think of everything good I have in my life. I am very lucky and blessed (not in a religious way). I have a very good life that I am fortunate to have, how can I even for a second complain about a moment of shittiness when I take a look around and see so many with so little who are so content. There should be very little to no time to sulk when you are doing okay and something difficult happens and you are still okay. I was banking on making my way back home for good, but that whole week after the interview all I could think of was all the good I would have to leave behind as well. So many people that have impacted my life in a positive manner. It’s funny to say out loud but Thompson saved my life, I’m sure of it! One day I will make the difficult decision to move home and choose time with my family over compensation for work. Family always comes first, family over everything, but it won’t be easy to say goodbye to the number of people that I have become friends with, the people who have given me opportunities to find my purpose in life, and especially the hundreds of kids I’ve met over the years here who have opened up and shared their lives with me good and bad and trusted that I would have their back. Man, it’s been almost eight years and I love all of you for what you have done for me and the impact you have had on my life; I am truly humbled. Setbacks are just opportunities for great comebacks. When it is time for me to leave, I will be excited but also sad; for now though you are stuck with me a bit longer and I hope that is okay. Be grateful for what you do have even in times of disappointment or loss or whatever it may be that you are going through. This post is for everyone who saw something good in me and saw my potential and gave me a shot, an opportunity. It’s my turn to pass it on. Love, your bawd, Drisc xo.