The new kid...they're still calling me that. "Who's Percell? Do you know him? Is he any good?" I think back, and revisit moments when some great individuals began to stand out. Remember Michael Jordan's first year making the Playoffs? Remember his rookie year? The league, and basketball culture as a whole was set to shift. Bc one man didn't care about anything else except greatness. He believed in himself, his vision, and his passion. Yes he was an immense talent, but his will, not merely to succeed, but to transcend. To create thru his works, and constant devotion.
Never thought i'd be talking from this perspective. I vividly remember, not so long ago it feels like, looking in the mirror and not knowing the thing I saw. My absence and lack of identity was rather concerning. But I can't live like that, all young and naive. Not after everything I've seen, and things I believe. Im drastically changing, thank you for all your patience. These miles have brought my soul to some profound places. Nothing abstract and vague, like a theory or something. Self-Love and acceptance, so simple and sweet. I remember being afraid to want the simple things. Now I wake up to them constantly, man I can feel the change.
Birthday coming soon, it's quite a feeling. Finally in a space where i'm content with all of my feelings. UNRULY in my attitude, yes I think I've nailed it. Seems like they're trying to get a point across to me, but I don't care for the message. These days I know, so I don't ask. These days I don't just run, I run fast. So I legitimately don't have time to catch up with you. I'm just in a different space these days, and I'm choosing to embrace it. The women that claim to love me, just aren't so lovely. I want more than the physical from them...they can't touch me. I mean they do, but not in a way that does anything for me. Feelings these days are joyous when Im running or coaching. Tinder matches just don't match with what I have going on.
So many people live their lives, only paying attention to themselves. I love that i'm in cirlces that people love love enough to pay attention to someone else. I appreciate the wonderful people around me. Emilee, Dannielle, Knox, Leigh, Alicia, Kymmi Cee, Chaz, David Rose, Tommy, Roc, Camille, my Parents, Tracy, Guerdely, Alexis, Lenny, Marcy, Natelege, Kristin, Sandra, Erica, Rev, Brittany, Easy, Jason, Rahsaan, Brad, Evan, Damali, Carl, Ernest, Sunny, Kurt, Shamar, Tanesha, Coats and Niki. Thank you all for helping me grow, helping restore this village of a man. Sometimes I look back on moments, back then, when I didn't understand. I have great people around me. I'm fortunate to call some of them friends.
Now that i've said that, it's time to get to work. Rookie season is in the books. The league knows i'm a dangerous. It's time to go back to back. Oh man, OH MAN! NOT AGAIN! But this time, they're going to spell my name right.
~ Stay True To The Good