Even in my darkest moments I just knew it would get better. We are all different. Straight, gay, it doesn’t matter. But in the long run our differences are what make us so exceptional.
I am married. I am having a baby. I never thought that would happen to me but it did. The best part is that I got out of my own way to make it all happen. So give yourself a chance.
An Inspired Start…
If you read my year end blog then you know I recently traveled to Asia for a holiday break. Over the course of my life, the places I’ve been and the trips I’ve taken have served as anchors rooting me to the best parts of myself. This trip was no different. It was filled with epic levels of inspiration, the design kind and the soul sort. A day trip to an orphanage outside of Laos, fell into the latter. Meeting those children shook my soul from the moment we passed through the front gates. The fragility of life isn’t lost on me. A decade ago I was on the shores in this part of the world when the tsunami struck. I am here today. More than 200,000 people, including my then partner Fernando Bengochea, are not. I know that it is but a very fine line between the here and the gone. I felt the weight of that in that orphanage. These children, with so little, smiling and excited about the books, bikes and blankets we brought them are a part of our universal here. We need to all do our part, whatever that is, whatever speaks to your soul to make the here and now better for all of us…one bike, blanket and book at time if that’s what it takes. – Nate