“IN THIS LIFE, IN THIS, OH SWEET LIFE”
Life is a spiritual experience; I mean what other way you can explain life? It’s all energy. The energy that keep us alive, the life force, is what I call spirituality.
Life is challenging, and we all got challenges. I got challenges, and my son got his challenges. The difference is my challenges you cannot see, and his challenges you can.
My biggest challenge in life is emotionally. My childhood was emotionally was very complicated and as I grew up, I became more and more numb. All the guilt, blame, shame kept accumulation until one day I found myself depress and working in a job that I didn’t like, and to be honest I saw a side of the business world that I did not like. I was 23 years old, 100 pounds overweight, smoking 2 packs of cigarettes a day. One day I woke up and decided to change and challenge myself physically and train for an ironman. So, I quit smoking, started to train. I did my first ironman in 2005, and I loved the mind war that goes on in an ironman and somehow going through that mind war with a tremendous amount of physical pain made me feel good, not whole but good. I enjoyed so much that I ended up racing 18 ironmans, 16 of them as a professional athlete. The issue was I never really made a change, I simply changed one addiction to another.
In 2014 where pretty much my midlife crisis begins, I started thinking about doing something else, something to help others and to leave this place better than how I found but I did not know what or how. That year I added to my uniform “Be the change you want to see in the world”. I was going to therapy on that time for a few reasons: work on my baggage (depression), working on my frustrations on the athletic industry and working on my purpose. That is when I realized I wanted to be a Dad. I remember one day, I expressed to my therapist the idea of being a Dad, and my idea of doing something to help make an impact. She looked to me and said: “The best way to create and in impact is with kids”. 2015 came along and I was sure of only one thing, I wanted to be a Dad, and we got pregnant at first try. Luke was so ready to come.
After Luke was born was when real life changes happened because for years I kept running away from myself, until one day I caught up. I am an artist, so what now? I decided to embrace my midlife crisis, face my demons and rock it!! Because I know one thing: 🎵listen to your heart you then you will be alright….🎵 and here we are!
🤘 FATHERHOOD ROCKS 🤘
-Podcast: Every other week, that is the goal*. – Art.
-TV: Every other week, that is the goal*. – Art.
-E-Magazine: Every 4th week of the month, that is the goal*. -Art.
-E-Books: It varies when they are publish. – Art and science.
-Music: Coming soon. – Art.
-Coaching: Triathlon, Swim, Bike, Run, Weight lost. – Science with a bit of art.
All of this is what I call: ROCK-IT-OLOGY the art and science of Rocking life!
*That is the goal because I am a busy stay home Dad and I “work” based on inspiration.
Luke was born with a rare muscle condition called nemaline myopathy, affecting the skeletal muscle making it hard to eat, breath, walk and talk. Luke is an amazing kid full of life (light), that loves music specially Rock. AC/DC is his favorite so far.