I'm almost 30 years old, so I've been on my journey for awhile now. I paid someone to create a website after being announced People Magazine's Sexiest Male model in 2014 but I haven't touched it since then. No more wasted time. It's 2016, now, and now is the time to take my career into my own hands.
Who am I? A man, a human man, although often I feel like a boy. I teach yoga a few times a week. I practice some form of physical exercise everyday. I model on occasion. I draw not nearly as much as I would like to. And I write, I write a lot. And that's why I've created this website. To connect. To share. To expose. To explode. Everything that I feel needs to be said, I'll say it here.
Right now, it's 1642 on a Sunday afternoon and I'm writing this from my office in my apartment in the East Village. Gratitude overwhelms when I write those words, my office in the East Village. I really am living the dream. I have a uber talented beautiful girlfriend that supports my dreams to create and share my story with everyone willing to listen. I have a super capable body that seems to get stronger and stronger as new elements of fitness are introduced. I'm not thirsty, I'm not hungry, I have a roof over my head. I am one lucky guy.
I told myself I was going to make a website today. It's one of the many things I MUST accomplish on my long list before heading off to Thailand. Yes! Back to Thailand! The beginning of May, my girlfriend and I, will be traveling to South East Asia during the monsoon season-whee! We forgot about the rain but so be it. It will be a wet adventure.
We are thinking about Myanmar first- exploring the temples of Bagan, and then moving over to Thailand. One more week together then we'll part ways, Nik will head to Cambodia to explore Angor Wat and I'm going to train for a month in a Muay Thai camp. First, a month of training here, in the US, with a muay thai school. Then a month of muay thai in the sport's homeland. From my understanding, it's more than a sport in Thailand. It seems to be a way of life- not just a form of exercise or self-defense like it is advertised here.
I've been working on a book for the past few months.... every time I sit down to write what it's about, my mind circles around the word "perfection." There are no perfect bodies. No one looks like they do in the movies or the magazines. There are no perfect diets, or fitness fads, or miracle supplements, or shortcuts to 8-pack abs. Perfection does not exist. It was created by the advertising industry to convince you to consume, consume, and consume.
It's a workbook I wish I had growing up. It's a written world of exercises, activities, and experiences that have helped me on my journey. It's not a book full of answers, but a book full of questions that will help you search through the fog of everyday life and find your soul's call to action. The goal is to help you reach your own heroic, human potential.
It's going to be awesome, and I'm excited to share it with the world.