My eyes heavy from up all nights and long talks. Talks about so many goals and dreams that truly only live in smoke rings. Smoking a cigarette to the butt....only means you're not done with the nicotine rush. Yes this morning might be here, but I am no where near facing what I have become. As the fan turns like the bar, only in this chapter of my life it turns in fear. I remember crying in the bathroom as my ribs would stick out from my side, eyes so dark and wide you would think I wasn't alive. If you have been down this path you know about the itching that takes place, for skin only falls when the smoke fills your space. Every flake would shed a tear, as I hoped no one heard my sniffling from near. Hanging with a crew like this.....you never showed weakness......funny looking back.....that's all we were, weak. I lose my mind from time to time, only to find it in a better place than before. When this mind is lost this body is weightless, the only thing heavy is the weights I lift. My past is heavier than any bar, as my past skeletons are my coach....rooting me on from afar. So sue me if I slam this bar, or kick me out from this family I once thought was mine. The talk chatters at night that things are already in order for leaving me outside. What they don't understand is the dark is what I like.....the only thing that truly scares me is the sunlight. I write alone in this dark room I call home. A part of me still lives in the past, but I choose this, for my past has turned into you, as gold medals fill my room. Without the dark I would have never seen the lights on the stage, walking out to a bar is my freedom from being a slave. If you don't think empty living rooms with smoked filled clouds is being a slave..... then you have never saw the sun creep in through the shades. My friend......weightlifting is heaven, as blue skys fill my cheeks with smiles and cries. I guess the character from Training Day nailed it to my surprise.
This is a blog about the person you are. I am me, you are you. Our skeletons have different pasts as our training room might play different tunes. For those that shun our light, our sun.....they are the ones who live everyday not knowing where they come from. Accept your past, don't fight yourself, get to know your skeletons at last. Your past is you and you are truly strong and true. I am me and with you we are three...you, me and the skeletons make three.
Weightlifting is my love.....but my wife is my life. My dogs are my heart. My future kids are my blood....and you the reader are my understanding and my teammate...not in weightlifting but in life we fight. You and I can achieve anything believing in.....well.....you and I.
Don't change. I will not. I have never forgot what the dark as done to my life.....it has made me happy, and introduced me to my wife.
I love you, Jessica.