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All I Want For Christmas... (Day 25)


Welcome to Christmas Day!!!!

This is Day 25 of the Anion Sports 25 Days of Christmas blog. I want to start off by saying thank you to all who have followed me on this journey. I appreciate every ounce of support. I couldn’t do it without y’all. This project was a success because of the many who read, liked, shared and contributed to each day. So once again thank you!

Next, I want to say that this post is my reflection on the year 2017 was. For those that don’t know, this was the first year of existence for Anion Sports. I’ve come a long way since the kid who started with just a domain name and a YouTube channel he recorded on his laptop. Once again, thank you to all who have supported and helped me reach this point.

I say thank you because I am fortunate to simply be in this position. It has been a great year, but it has had its rough points. I am blessed to be able to do what I love in any capacity, so I am truly grateful for everything that has come my way, both good and bad.

Sometime today, most people are going to open their presents and enjoy the company of loved ones and I am no different. I can’t wait for my family to wake up and my dad to once again tell me how convection ovens work lol. But I am truly grateful for the many blessings I have in my life.

This year has taught me how awesome life is. I’ve met so many good people, done so many good things. I’ve also done a lot of growing as a person. I still have a long way to go, but I am proud of where everything is.

This year has also taught me how fragile life can be. I want to extend my condolences to anyone who has lost someone they cared about this year. If you’re reading this and do not know me personally, just know that I mean that from the bottom of my heart.

This year has been a steady reminder that the only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. While I am happy with the many advances that have been taken over the course of 2017, I am in no way satisfied. One of my favorite things my dad has taught me is to “stay humbler and work harder.” I take these things he tells us to heart so thanks for doing that for us.

I learned many lessons in 2017, but none more important than the fact that we Can’t Be Stopped. I learned that from my buddy Louie. He taught me that lesson when he came to me with the idea for our podcast and it has become a motto of my life. I truly feel as if we (as people, all of us) are only just beginning to scratch the surface of our potential.

Life doesn’t owe us anything, but if you have hopes, dreams, aspirations, wants, wishes, etc., you have to go chase what it is and never be satisfied until you get there. Wherever there may be. I haven’t made it there yet, but you best believe 2018 is going to get my 110% effort and I’ll be busting my ass even more.

The only place to go is Up. #BeGreat.


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