Let's Get Personal
Let's Get Personal
I watch way too many romantic comedies. I often say I would give up all my athletic talent to be able to play a musical instrument - preferably the saxophone. I'm learning to love writing. Working out is my art. Just recently, I traded in my NFL cleats for a mop and broom and started serving those around me. I've never been happier. This is my story.
I was born and raised in Perryton, Texas – a small farming community in the panhandle of Texas. (Shout out to all my 806 folks out there) I spent most of my childhood growing up on a farm where I was either sweeping away rocks on my dirt driveway so I could play basketball, retrieving eggs from a hen house while simultaneously fighting off an evil rooster who was determined to peck my eyes out, or walking my pig in preparation for our local 4-H show.
No seriously, I walked a pig.
I left the red dirt Texas roads and went on to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. It was there, at West Point, where I fulfilled a child hood dream of playing college football and being selected in the 2008 NFL Draft. All the while, being commissioned as an Army officer.
If that’s the story you are looking for, you can find more about it in my media page.
After playing in the NFL for a couple of years and not really landing on a team, there were some burning questions inside of my unsettled heart that I had to answer. These questions eventually landed me here, in Fort Erie, Ontario, where I decided to trade in my NFL cleats for a mop and broom and started serving those around me.
I spend most of my time now serving my church (which looks a lot like cleaning it) and serving the people of this region. My vacuuming skills are officially unmatched. This transition has not been an easy one, but I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything.
Ultimately, that is why I started this blog. A place where I can share my heart and what I’ve learned over the last year of abandoning my narcassistic need to be somebody and serving a purpose bigger than me. I hope that it blesses you.