Thursday, September 18, 2014

Chapter 39

Today is my 39th Birthday. It is hard to believe that I am 1 year away from 40, but I do not regret a single day getting to 39. I have always enjoyed birthdays regardless of how old I get. It is not because I like to receive presents, get a bunch of Facebook Birthday wall messages, or stuffing myself with cake. Okay, maybe I like the cake part, but it is so much more than that to me. It is also a time for me to reflect on the past year and what has happened. It is time to be thankful for all the blessings and evaluate and learn from the mistakes I made in the past year so I can become a better person in the next year of what I am considering "Chapter 39" of my life.

From the time I was a kid, I have always wanted to be the change in the world around me instead of waiting on the change. That mentality has driven me to do and accomplish all the great things I have in my 38 years. I am proud of what I can say I have done and stand for, but there seems as if there is more to be done. Ultimately I want to help and reach more people, so after careful consideration, praying, and discussions with my beautiful wife and close friends, I have decided that my next chapter in life will involve moving into politics.

There are so many things that I have been able to participate in outside of politics that has helped make society around us a better place to live, but I know that a greater change can be made if I am elected.

I thank you all for the support that you have given my family in the past, and I know that I can count on all of you to help keep me accountable to my position of being transparent and authentic as I move into this next chapter.

My promise to you is that I plan to be different than the current landscape of politicians that are seen today. The Republicans are too far right, and the Democrats are too far left leaving leaving a majority of us, and the answers, somewhere in the center. I plan to search for those answers, so that I can represent the majority instead of supporting some parties agenda that was written by an elite few.

The first step to my transition is to get everything I possibly can out of the Leadership Houston Signature Program over the next 10 months. Second is to set up an exploratory committee to determine which office to run for. Finally, I will announce my candidacy and seek your support and your vote if are in my district.

Thank you all again for everything. Stay tuned for more in the coming days...