The Pursuit of Happiness

After two weeks in Boston I came back home today. While I was there I reflected on life, finances, friends, my spirituality, and various aspects of my career and choices I have made through out the year.

During the time there I was able to visit one of the greatest schools of music in the world, The Berklee College of Music,( formerly Berklee School of Music). I was able to get an interview and see their music production/engineering program first hand, and I was very impressed. They still haven’t contacted me since then but it is illogical for me to expect an answer during the holidays. Other things that I notice during my time off was that I have been holding myself way to much. Through out the year I had thought that I was hitting a wall with my talents, skilling and my ear but I it wasn’t that I was hitting the wall, it was more that I was keep myself for being all I can because of the fear of no return.

So to remedy that, my New Years Resolution is to nurture my talents and skill as much as possible, at least one of them (New Year Resolution, not talents). So today after some rest I went out and headed to the nearest Sam Ash, a very popular music warehouse store that carry a variety of prosumer electronics. I bought a M-Box 2 so I can run Pro-tool LE, new mic, a MXL 770 (sounds almost like a Neumann but less expensive),a mic stand, a keyboard stand, and some desktop monitor speakers. Those things with the gear I already own I will be able to push my engineering and producing skill way beyond they are now. I’m all in.

I also notice that I am where I am for a reason, I might not know it, you might not know it, but God does. So I thin k I might be stick around LA for the time being.

And lastly, I went to go see the Pursuit of Happiness tonight with Victoria. I just got me thinking about everything. I just goes to show that if one really want to be happy they have to commit themselves to something and go with it and work as hard as they can to become happy. As I wrote on my last post;
Hebrews 10:12

So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to preserve so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

With a new year, I have new strength, new opportunities, and a new outlook on life . This year holds a lot of potential, now it is my duty to see what I can make of it. I pledge that I will do everything in my power to pursue my happiness in 2007, what ever that may be.