What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay. Well I took a jaunt about my hometown while coming home for a weekend in Potomac Woods. I had a mixture of feelings as I walked around my neighborhood and seeing old places and houses I used to hang or see on a daily basis, before I moved on to college. As I walked, I realized how much I owe to my neighborhood and how many positive people are out there. Shout out to my positive neighbors who I enjoy chatting to when I walk by. Also I have flashbacks to when I used to play Revolutionary War with my friends and when I had fun BBQs with my neighbors. From our funny jokes to some oldies music to freshly cooked meat on a hot day, those were some highlights of my summers as a kid, along with the beach days, and watching Hey Arnold, Wild Thornberries, and SpongeBob. Also the times, I swam in the pool with my friends and the times, I went to the store to get snacks on Fridays after school to celebrate a great week. Last, but certainly not least I enjoyed the times where I hung out with my high school buddies in school or swinging on the sings and trash talked about football. However, I do feel a bit outside now, because my identity has changed or I have discovered myself as I adapted to my time at college (I’m entering my final year). With that in mind, some people that I used to be friends with, I say hi to and are just acquaintances now who say hi when we see each other and ask how we are doing. But at least, I had the privilege of meeting you and the great memories together. We all promise that we will remain friends forever and which is great, but sometimes it doesn’t hold through. Don’t feel bad my friends, because we meet new friends all the time and if the relationship was worth it, you would know when you ran into that person again, as they will be willing to rekindle right away and picked up where you left off. Also I feel like a visitor in Potomac Woods, as I am at college all year round. But I will always feel welcome back in my hometown.
What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay. I have been thinking about routines and the concept of mindfulness. I hear people saying “Its the same old shit again and again.” With all due respect, that is bullshit! I have been practicing mindfulness and I can notice subtle differences each day. For example, when I get up, I just sit in silence and eat and enjoy each moment. That way, I can enjoy the moment and notice more things that I usually would overlook. This morning, I noticed the beauty of the fog, the clouds, and the graceful movements of the birds flying on north! Then I found some inspiration early in the morning so I feel motivated for the day ahead! Furthermore, when I work in Glendenning Hall on the loft, I took 5 minutes of absolute quiet to really see what the room has to offer and the unique art. From my mindful experiences, I learned that you find new things and you can view experiences via new lens. Returning to my morning example, I saw mornings as a chance to start and where I get more of my work done!!! So I embraced getting up early and I really learned to have quiet in the morning so I could ready myself for the day ahead. That way, I made the most out of each day and learned something new. Furthermore, I developed an impulse to give someone a compliment. I can’t have a good day without doing so. Today when I went to St. James for lunch, I thanked the Navy folks for their service to America and protecting my liberties. I brightened their day and their happiness only empowered me to come back and live my day to the fullest.
So if you think your life is boring, slow down and really look. You may know your routine, but there is something awesome that you overlooked. Just like the clouds or on the train, I suddenly realized the importance of the staff and I thanked them, when I got off the train. Everytime I ride Metro, I thank the train driver. Furthermore, I really appreciate how things work. Also, I learn to let others speak and really listen. We all have something awesome to contribute and I ask questions, as well as give answers. I really see people as unique and I further learn to like people for who they are, not for what they have. You are all awesome, because you are you and no one else. So let’s be mindful.
Peekizzle over and out! Namaste!!!!
What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay!!! How we all doing today? I have been thinking about how random acts of kindness drive me, just like Justin Forsett drives the Ravens offense!!!! I offered some friends today to use my Pay-For-Print Money when they needed to print things out! After doing acts of kindness, I really felt empowered and really hit my work in stride FUCK YEAH!!! Many people ask, “Peekay how the hell are you so happy and how does that empower you?” Well I’m glad you ask!!! It empowers me, because doing acts of kindness is a goal I strive to do each and everyday. Then I feel great and want to continue chasing my dreams. Each and everyday, I strive to chase my dreams!!! That way I feel great and want to even do better and spread my cheer to others!! After doing those acts of kindness, I finished my homework up and got ahead. That even let me cheer more folks up!!!!! Then those folks return the favor (awesomely ;)) or cheer others up!!! One time, I e-mailed a bunch of refs (Ed, Pete, Clete, John, and Dino (BJ on Gene’s crew) and they all said I brightened their days!!! We can learn a lot from each other, if we really listen to one another and treat one another with kindness!!!
Peekizzle over and not! Namaste!!!!
What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay!!! Finals are coming up, as its the last week of classes. Despite the many times we have exams, many folks are telling me that the anxiety never goes away. I can already see many caffeine/long nights/panic attacks. Well there is better way that is less stressful and nets you better grades/exams. As I told my friends, don’t worry so much about grades. Instead, enjoy learning and cut back on caffeine. And people are saying that will make us tired. Then I suggest you all get at least 8 hours of sleep per night before an exam. That way you will have full energy for the exam and your panic will decrease. Furthermore, don’t study in your room. When you study, I recommend that you isolate yourself from others. Avoid where others are studying. I recommend you go to another town to study or an isolated area where you will not encounter other students. You can hang with your friends in the evening. Also allow yourself some fun. I also recommend you detox from all social media. That way, you focus on your studies and not see the stress everywhere!!! Go each day in balance. Also each day, do something nice for someone. That will always lift you up!!!
Here’s an example of a schedule. I get up at 9am, shower and eat breakfast. Then I study for a few hours. Afterwards, I take my exam. And then plan my next final. After dinner, I study and then relax. Then I go to bed by midnight. Then up the next day to get my work done!!! That way I have balance and avoid stressed out. Because stress can permeate fast just like the Dallas Cowboys losing attitude! That’s why I surround myself with positive folks and stay away from stressed. Also cheering others up is always great!!! I love being that positive difference. Also stay away from bad news!!!! Also don’t worry about what grade you should get on the finals. Always strive to do the best!!! Then you will do better than even you knew you could!!!! So good luck on finals and enjoy!
Peekizzle over and out! Namaste!!!!
What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay! It has been a fantastic past few weeks, as I have been thinking about the metaphoric beauty of spring. I went walking around Admissions Pond and St. John’s Pond on campus and saw the Cherry Blossoms falling down. It reminded me of the great Fourth of July parades I went to as a kid with the confetti falling down celebrating the birth of this great nation!!! Well the flying flower pedals can be a signal that you are awesome! With these showers of flower pedals, imagine as the world cheering you on to be that positive difference. This week, I cheered some people and encouraged them to chase their dreams through telling them you are awesome and that could really help the world out!!! As I was yelling that, pink flower pedals were falling from the sky. So the world is serenading your awesomeness, let’s do something positive folks!! Just like Tom Brady won the Super Bowl despite all the doubt and starting off on a mediocre note and Bill Vinovich came back to officiating despite doctors doubting his return after open heart surgery!!!! Also, my goals each and everyday to be a positive influence and cheering others up!!! The confetti of awesomeness are falling, are you going to direct your parade of awesomeness to change the world!!!!
Peekizzle over and out! Namaste!!!
What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay! I have been thinking the past few days about passion and how I love being loud and passionate!! Also I wondered about how I like people for who they are or their true selves. Everyone has a unique identity and I like you for you are. Everytime I talked with students who want to come here to chase their dreams, my passion levels spike to levels that rival my energy when my Ravens beat the Steelers or when the Patriots won the Super Bowl!!!! Also when I talk to others, I can feel their positive energy. When I yelled from my apartment window that “YOU ARE AWESOME!!!! I AM THANKFUL YOU ARE MY FRIEND” to my great friend Garrett, I felt the positive energy and brightening his day help propel me forward and cheered him up going on into his weekend!!!! Furthermore, when I talk to anyone in general, I can feel passion and their awesomeness. As a result, I am very passionate and you know your conversation is passionate when others tell you to keep it down!!! For example, yesterday when I was cheering on some prospective students with “GO RAVENS/GO REDSKINS/NATS/O’S/PATS/RED SOX” and I serenaded the Yankees fan with “YANKEES SUCK!” and everyone was laughing and the Patriots/Red Sox fans were cheering me on!!!! I was so loud that Ivan had to tell me to keep it down. I apologized for distracting class, as I didn’t want to, but Ivan and his class thought I was a bubble of humor/awesomeness. Ivan keep being awesome!!!!
This brings me to another major point about being happy/passionate for your dreams. My good friend Henry told me “Don’t ever apologize for who you are.” Thanks Henry and while I’ll apologize for distracting you, I won’t apologize for being me and my passionate feelings!! Henry keep being you and no one else :)!!!Because I am happy for who you are and that goes for you awesome readers as well. Never apologize for being who you are, because that is what makes you you. For example, Bill Vinovich nfl ref is great, because of how he overcame open heart surgery to officiate and eventually do a Super Bowl! Bill hope to see you in Baltimore my good man!!
Keep being you and no one else!
Peekizzle/Sizzle over and out! Namaste!!!!!!
What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay!!! I have been pondering during my drive around St. Mary’s today about living in the moment. Just like driving around the scenery changes every minute, life is always changing and is every so fleeting. When I ride on the Metro, most people I see or talk to, I probably won’t see again or if I do, hopefully we can be better friends!!! So enjoy the moments, because opportunities come up for new friends and everything or learning something new. For example, this very blog came up all about a spur of a moment. Also some great discoveries around the DC area all came about by accident, such as the Wilson Bridge walking path, Back Bay in Boston, meeting my friend Katherine, and my main circle of friends on campus. Furthermore, ‘living in the moment lets you appreciate life more. That way you don’t stress about life or let great moments pass you by. Next time you have a break, allot a few days where you just go with the flow. That way, you are able to enjoy yourself and discover serendipity. Serendipity breeds great things!!!
Some people ask me, Peekay our past keeps follow us into our future. Well Peekizzle (who got the Sizzle lol my new nickname) will tell you is because you let it!!! Sure there are some great things in the past you can look onto, however but there is a new day. Why bother continuing on if you know what’s coming up? Those are the best moments of life. Rather it be a chance to redeem yourself or to discover something new. Let yourself sizzle/bask in glory and the moment. Pretend each moment that passes is what matters and you can’t control everything in the future. For example, as much as I want to I can’t make everyday to be warm & sunny. Sorry folks :(. Moving on, so on the rain days or colder days, I sing in the rain, walk or even drink tea and turn the cold into something fun. Each day is a gift to chase your dreams!!! Meet new people and focus on the next step of your dream :). Don’t worry about the future too much, because you need to get through now to get there and you will miss out on so many great things in the moment that you can’t repeat or you missed out on bettering yourself and cheering yourself up. Just like I enjoyed meeting Katherine at the Grind and my time walking around Alexandria. Also those of you I met serendipitously in passing/person, I hope to see you sometime soon. YOU ARE ALL AWESOME!!!!! Also I have a new ending to my blog!
Peekizzle over and out! Namaste!!!!