It feels so damn good to be me.

cruisin’ along the River Niger with boat “crew”…Niamey, Niger

According to the vast collection of available creative work authored over the last 10,000 years, it seems as if humans have persistently ventured to “find themselves,” as the neo-psycho-spiritual lingo goes. Me, on the other hand, yeah, I’ve spent the last 10 years trying to lose myself. Fortunately for me, I’ve been profoundly successful. Lose yourself, Eric? What?

You see, unlike most people, I recognized and fully appreciated the hard truth that there were quite a few areas of my person that were immensely jacked the hell up and therefore required meticulous un-jacking. Some areas were simply empty, and void of purpose or cause. The things I had been socialized to care about – I didn’t give a damn about. The things I was taught to believe, I no longer believed because they were incompatible with my unique existence. I realized the only way to truly evolve and improve was to shed myself of former thoughts and things; so I changed – a lot! I simply decided to exercise my God-given courage to be exactly who I wanted.

My work in Africa has proved to be a great source of pleasure, strength, and enlightenment. My journey thus far has been one hell of a dance. There were periods where I nearly lost a foot. Thanks to good friends – close friends, a lil bit of family, and the good people of the Bulleit Bourbon brand of booze, I’m a much better version of myself. And much like the Apple family of tech products – the best is yet to come – but, ya gotta wait in line.

I’ve spent the last 10 years traveling, exploring, adventuring, and occasionally losing my damn mind. I owe it to myself. I, like all of you, have a reservation with a cemetery and an undertaker. And unlike Hotels.com, the booking is non-transferrable, non-refundable, and may not be canceled at any time.

Welcome to my universe…enjoy.

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