It’s Thanksgiving here in Canada. I hope you are enjoying the beautiful long weekend. I also hope that you can take some time to reflect on the things you are thankful for this year.
I know that 2020 has tested us in ways we probably never could have imagined. Things have been difficult, but we still have blessings that we can count. Here are some of the things I am thankful for this year.
Being a Stay-At-Home Dad
I love that I have the opportunity to stay home with my son and raise him every single day. He doesn’t have to go to daycare while both his parents work. He always has one of us home and I get to see all the little milestones. I just read last year’s list and smiled at what he was like last year at this time. Time sure does fly!
Working From Home
When Covid-19 restrictions came in to place, it changed the way we operate on a daily basis. It gave my wife the chance to work from home and it was a blessing having her here every day. She is back to working in the office and I have to admit that we both miss having her here. Those were some great months.
DJing from Home
The radio station is still closed for volunteers but I have managed to continuing doing a new show every week. I’ve even had some big name interviews this year. It has been a blast.
I love weddings and DJing them is an absolute pleasure. I just did my first one of the entire year this weekend and it was for a good friend. It was beautiful and it felt great to be spinning for such a momentous occasion.
We may be far apart, but you are always in my heart. I wish things were different, but I’m here. Just know that!
My New Home
When my wife and I got married, we moved into the house she already owned. We just bought a new house together and it is home in a way that feels just right. It is ours. Not just hers. It’s an amazing feeling.
I broke my wedding ring earlier this year and went for weeks without one. It was a strange feeling. I’ve never liked rings but I enjoy wearing this symbol of our love.
I’ve been wearing a silicone ring for months now and it is great. I got four of them in a pack and can change colours to match outfits. It’s very practical too and doesn’t fall off in water. Now I can show how important she is to me every day. I try my best to do that with my words and actions. I hope I’m doing a good enough job.
Hip Hop HeadUcatorz
My rap group is inspiring on so many levels. It’s nice to have a crew of teachers who live and breathe hip-hop and I’m blessed to be able to create music with them. We dropped several songs and videos this year and are working on a full-length project to drop next year.
The Park Near My House
I love taking my son to the park every day. We bring a blanket and take some time to play and read on it, as well as the swings and playground equipment.
Even when the world shut down, the nature trails were still there for me to run. I needed them more than I can say. Time to get off this keyboard and go get a run in.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!