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START OF CHAPTER 10
Hi, i'm Dom. This is my diary. I know, it's pretty public, but I believe in living a true, authentic and honest life. I've gone through a lot over the years. The last 2 years have been heavily documented within the pages before this. I just came out of a really good year and I have no clue what is going to really go down this year. I try to map out how the year will go, well at least the first half of it. I'm pretty sure i'm going into January - May blindly, then again i'm partly blind, so that's pretty meta eh? I'm about to go in for my 7th eye surgery in 21 days. In case you are lazy to go back in time and read my earlier chapters (you really should, they are so good), I have a disease called Glaucoma. I've been through the ringer with it. Now that an end is in sight after this surgery, i'm really headed towards a new holy ground. I mean, there is no end in sight for Glaucoma, i'm stuck with that bitch until a cure decides to bless us all. Other than that, my vision for feb-march is kinda cloudy, kinda not. I think as I begin to settle into the days ahead of me, i'll have a better understanding of how this year will work out. I spent the last 2 years exploring the city by the bay and it wasn't until March of last year that I let my hair grow down, out of my tower and let it feel the wind. I think right now, i'm learning what the next evolution of that is. I feel like I just buried a beautiful year and now i'm just standing here trying to process this new situation. I'm walking around the city and it's like someone died, then again everyone is probably hungover and asleep. I on the other hand, like to check out my surroundings and see what can be made better over the next 12 months. As you can probably tell, I learned a lot over the last year. Now it is my time to figure out how to take those lessons and make them profitable. I value everything that came before this. It's kind of like graduation. You go to school and then you finish and come out of the other side. Then you have to figure out all the lessons you learned in a whole new world. This is the same world i'm walking in. It's just a year older and wiser and the world needs to grow as well. So how do I grow with it? I think my motto for this year is, "yes". Say yes more and no only when needed. I hesitated a lot of the time when I first started writing in my diary. I went back and forth and in the end never really got what I desired. This last year, I got a taste of what it would be like to stand in the middle of the world and be apart of it. Right now, I feel like a bystander. What I do know is, I got this surgery to get over with, I got some time to heal coming up, after that I know i'm going to be thrown into the same world, but a whole new one at the same time. Does that make sense? I'm ready to take on the lessons that I learned from the pages behind me and expand upon them and learn new things. There is a lot I want to learn about. This world has many secrets that I do not know yet. I'm willing to learn so I can give back to the world and hopefully somewhere down the line, someone will come along and learn from the lessons I have documented in these pages. What I also know is, life is short. Even if I try not to, i'm always going to be walking on a thin line. Anything can happen and that line can be cut. I re learned that over the holiday season. All it takes is one moment and things can change your mind so quickly. It's up to us on how we handle that. We can either take that pain and drown with it or take that pain and let it push us to become stronger. My heart was really hurt over Christmas. It wasn't broken, it was just so disappointed. As the New Year creeped up, I had 2 choices. Start this reintroduction as a sob story, just like page 1, or come out of the gate like the badass I know I can be (or at least something in the middle). I chose to come out of the gate. Now I walk these streets alone (for now), and watch closely. I'll pay attention to every little detail and see what I can do to make it my own. It's time to take some notes because I have more pages that need to be filled in. I can't stay in this city forever, I promised myself to say "yes". So let's get down to business, because this is the chapter that Dom Baza finally says, bon voyage to familiarity.
Photographer: Dom Baza
What i'm wearing: Pullover- Forever 21, Jeans - Good Fellow, Shoes - Fila
Every post I will include the song that inspired me to build a post around it's title
Stories From My Life - Chapter 10
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Stories From My Life
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