When I pursued a dual major in Electrical and Computer Engineering at one of the top engineering schools in the nation, I never envisioned my future to be this.. broke and homeless on Skid Row. For lack of a better term, the only way I can truly describe this place is purgatory. Not quite dead, but not quite alive either. Just sort of hopelessly floating in between in some sort of weird chaotic limbo. Somehow, I have managed to exchange a think tank of brilliant minds for drunkards, whores, and junkies. Every day that I am here I ask myself what the hell I did to deserve such a dismal fate. And then of course I remember. In fact, there is even a word for it.. hubris. The moment that you believe yourself to be invincible, is the moment that you become the most vulnerable, and the moment that you will surely fall. You can be quite certain that any ridiculous notions of invincibility have been very successfully purged from my makeup. I will not be making that mistake again. Also, this might sound like some sort of outcry or plea for sympathy, but don’t worry it is not. If anything, receive them as gentle words of caution from someone who has become quite skilled in the art of bad decision making. No one is completely immune to the effects of a life-changing pitfall. Choose your friends very wisely, do the best you can to try and follow the right path, but most of all..
When people ask me where I'm from that's always a tough one. The only response I have is.. nowhere. True, it sounds like a cop out but it's the only answer that I can deliver. All over is where I'm from and I doubt that's going to change because the list continues to grow. Born in Downtown Los Angeles, my journey from youth to present includes NJ, NC, GA, VA, KY, NY, NV, etc...even a little trip to Tijuana (definitely going back) and now full circle back to L.A. I sometimes dream of the American Dream: A house, wife, couple kids, a white picket fence, maybe even a dog named Spike. But the reality is that those things are beyond the scope of my reach. I'm a Nomad..this is my way of life.