What can I say? I’ve been busy! I can’t believe that it’s been almost one full year since I last posted something. To be honest, I was burnt out from doing videos for my youtube channel Phunkybrats where I helped people deal with their weight issues and come to terms with their sexuality. Everyday I get so many emails from viewers/readers asking for advice or who just want to be heard. It’s an amazing experience to not only be heard but to take my personal experiences, good and bad, to help people all over the world…literally!
But there is a price to pay for opening your life to the world. As much as it was rewarding it was also draining. It suddenly felt like my ‘personal life’ was your domain and some people felt they had the ‘right’ to say what they felt about me while missing my message: share what you have with the rest of the world. So I decided I needed a much needed break. I moved away from Toronto, got out of a dismal relationship and reconnected with my old self. I moved home, started a brand new career as an apprentice chef, and started all over again.
What have I learned about this time away? Well first off I learned in order to change the world you must first change yourself. BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD! Why do people need to use the word gay as a slander? Why are we still fighting ourselves with our imperfections? And for God’s sake, why are teenagers killing themselves because of bullying? BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD!
My challenge this year is to share the tools that I’ve collected to inspire you to be the change that our beautiful world desperately needs. Even though at one point I felt that my personal life was being invaded, I realize that it is important to continue doing what I do because of that reason: If people can see a real person sharing his story, warts and all, maybe they won’t feel so lonely.
So keep sending me your emails and comments!