Since acquiring my first job at the illegal age of 15 (Fazoli's Fast Food Italian...yes, it's true!), I have always had a job, and have worked really hard. Most of my life, I have had 2 or more jobs at a time...even when I was in college full-time. None of this was necessary, because I was always given anything and everything I needed or wanted. My parents have spoiled me my entire life, though I haven't been spoiled rotten. On the contrary, I recognize and completely appreciate everything they have done for me, sacrificed for me, and given to me. They are the most amazing people/friends/parents in the world. But, back to my story....I have always been a hard worker. I have dabbled in a little bit of everything because I think it's always interesting to learn new things and gain new perspectives... I am a jane of all trades, if you will. This past year, I was working about 65 hours per week...which left little to no time for myself or my family/friends. The realization that I didn't know who I was anymore came to a head when I was out to lunch with a friend and was asked the simple question, "what do you like to do?" I had no answer because I had no idea what I liked to do. And that's because I didn't do anything but go to work, sleep a few hours, and work again. It was then that I realized how much of a Zombie I had become. Not knowing the answer to this question ate away at me until I decided to take control of my life again and figure out what it is, exactly, that I like to do. Thank God (I'm not religious by any means, but whatever...). All in all, this blog is a chronicle of my journey in the discovery of what I like to do, and things/people that I enjoy; in essence, it is a (re)discovery of who I am. This is me, getting back to the real shit. I invite you to come along with me. Hopefully I can inspire you, as those around me have inspired me.