From the top

Posted in Uncategorized on January 10, 2013 by kyleat560

So, it’s 2013. I think I will give this another go. I just looked and it’s been almost 5 months since my last post, with good reasoning. I originally started this as something to keep my writing skills up and to allow myself to blurt out whatever I wanted about my life. That quickly derailed. I fell in to a pattern of posting the same thing day in and day about just twisted to sound like I was talking about something different than the day before. Once I came to that realization I stopped.

Wasn’t only with this blog though. The feeling crept across everything going on across the board, work, my car, hobbies, family, etc. I lost the drive to do anything pretty much. Finally, by fate, really, at the end of 2012 I found that spark again. Something changed in my life and I got the drive to man up and start working towards the lifetime goals I had set out for myself a long time ago; I’m excited for not only 2013, but what lies past that. I didn’t set resolutions for the new year mainly because I feel that you shouldn’t constrain yourself by time. Everything I want to accomplish reaches far beyond the time frame of 2013. Things are looking up and ready to give it my all everyday. I do this not to please anyone or get attention. I write this strictly for myself. So, with that, I welcome myself back. Here goes nothing!

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Back to the basics

Posted in Uncategorized on September 9, 2012 by kyleat560

Holy shit. It’s been quite sometime since I have thought about posting anything. That’s for good reason though. I realized I got a little monotonous with what I was posting. It is what it is, this blog pertains to all things relevant to my life events, little to monumental. Anyway, life has gotten quite busy; working steady 55+ hours a week has me doing nothing but sleeping and working. I love it though, I couldn’t be happier with what I am doing. I mean, getting paid to drive and listen to the radio with great clients, I couldn’t ask for a better job. Add on top of that I had a crazy realization a week or so ago that has me looking at the big picture. The big picture has me excited and wanting to work harder. The wagon has taken an even slower pace and longer road to completion. Taking my time because I want it how I envisioned. It’s not a great concern to be to have it done for shows or meets because it’s not why I am building it. I’m building it to enjoy it and have fun, not to please anyone else. Anyway, hopefully I can post a little more now that I’ve gotten the interest to and urge to do so.

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized on July 4, 2012 by kyleat560

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Where I stand

Posted in Uncategorized on July 3, 2012 by kyleat560

I know in a lot of my posts I mention my friends. More importantly, the ones I consider family. I don’t post a lot about cars, I love cars and the scene as a whole but it’s not what this blog is about. It’s about my life; cars just happen to be a small part of that. A forty five minute phone call kind of triggered this long winded post that probably most of you won’t care enough about to read, you’ll glance at the pictures and move on. I have absolutely no problem with that. For those who read this hopefully it gives a look in to how I feel. I truly wouldn’t be where I am today with out my family, yes my Mother and Father, siblings and some others whom have helped me along the way; but it’s the family members I have only known for 3 short years that have also helped shape my current stance in life. A simple bout of boredom while I was a freshman at Kutztown University lead me to an Applebees on a Wednesday night three years ago. Little did I know this is where I would meet some of the greatest people I know. Puling in to the parking lot of this “Wednesday night meet”  I honestly was expecting hundreds of cars and music. Something out of Fast and the Furious, yes but hey, we all have that thought in the back of our heads.

I pulled in and parked about 100 feet from a small group of people standing around some unassuming cars. This is where “the filter” comes in to play ( I’ll have a separate post about that another day haha). “We don’t bite, you can park closer” were the words that had been shouted towards me, so like any new sheep to the heard I moved my car and introduced myself. From the door, the outgoing, honest and upfront humor that was displayed on this evening I knew I had stumbled upon a group of people I could get a long with. Not the kids drinking and causing a ruckus a half hour away on campus, but the adult, twenty something year old individuals I was standing with in that parking lot. I grew up hanging out with older siblings and family members, I was never much for people my own age, something I’m told countless times. With each passing Wednesday i grew more comfortable with this group of people. Fast forward three,almost four years and the same group of people I met on that night, I call family today, whether they know it or not they have all helped me or guided me in a way that most wouldn’t think. From life choices, family stresses and car problems, they’re there for me no matter what. It’s a special group of people, brought together by a common interest but extends much further than four wheels. I’m twenty one  years old, working a full time job at 60 hours a week, working on finishing school and building a car. I wouldn’t have gotten this far with out these people; I simply love my life.

Non Chalant

Posted in Uncategorized on June 26, 2012 by kyleat560

Life is funny. It’s really the best way to describe it. Patience has become my main focus over the last month or so. Trying to be patient with life, bills, the wagon build; pretty much everything. Even though I want it all done now, I know that’s not the best way to do things. Things get rushed or over looked and then the end result isn’t really what I was hoping for. I’m slowing things down. In doing so, I have come to realize I enjoy a lot of other things more than I had before. I take more in, talk more, take each day by itself and just soak it all up. Other than that nothing exciting going on. Haven’t had time for anything other than work and family. Which, frankly, doesn’t bother me one bit haha. The weather is supposed to be beautiful the next couple of days. Go out and enjoy it!

Forged Internals

Posted in Uncategorized on June 5, 2012 by kyleat560

This somehow is a fitting title for the thought I have. Every day, a vast majority of us as human being fight internal battles. Yes, battles with ourselves. Those little arguments we have in our heads about things ranging from whether or not to get out of bed and go to work to stop at McDonalds for lunch or eat the sandwich and apple you pack to major things like buying that important piece of your motor build or fix the sink in the kitchen. Arguments like these are what can build us up mentally or tear us town. In my mind, these types of things are what help forge who we are inside. Whichever decision you make out of these little rifts that rage on in our heads, right or wrong, we learn from them. If you stop at McDonalds and feel like garbage later, you’ve learned to not eat there again or stay away. At least it’s how I view it. It’s how I go throughout my day, I fight a lot of these little battles,which isn’t a bad thing. I’ve been on a tear lately of trying to stay on the straight and narrow as far as my goals I’ve set for myself. Some are very close to being met, others are taking a little longer than expected. If there’s anything I’ve gained the last few months, is patience. Just another random blurb from my brain. Go out and enjoy the rest of your week, and remember to smile.

Reinventing the wheel

Posted in Uncategorized on June 2, 2012 by kyleat560

People say if it Ain’t broke don’t fix it. And that holds true in almost every situation. I have reinvented myself a lot over the last few years, and over the last few months. Not that I changed who I was or I’m doing things different , I just got away from what made me happy and excited about life. For a while I fixed that until recently. I started falling in to the same old patterns and habits that drug me down in the first place. Part of the problem is working so much, I get tired and quite frankly, lazy. I need to for e myself to be active after work, writing, going out and using the  camera, working on the wagon etc. I believe it’s time to knock out the habit that hurts me the most. I won’t let it get the best of me.

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