Adapt and Conquer

Life Update

Hello everyone! I’m finally writing another blog for all of you. I have decided to make some changes in my life. I recently made the decision to retire from being a DJ. There are many factors that prompted me to make this decision. The main reason is my loss of passion for DJing. In the past, DJing was by far one of the most exciting and exhilarating things I’ve ever done. I enjoyed spending hours each week downloading and listening to new music. To me it was important to keep up with all the current music and be ready for any gig at any time. I would spend many hours before an event planning and making a playlist that would be my guide for the event. The playlist would always be changed during the event and sometimes it barely resembled the list I created by the end of the event. I had a way to make the lyrics of songs tell a story and that was part of my unique style. In today’s world everything is fast-paced and this actually transcends into the DJ world. Quick mixing is pretty much the norm today. Only parts of the song are played and during an event you would play over 200 different songs. To me music is created to be heard in the way it is designed. I guess I’m just old school.

Let me tell you about what I am passionate about now. A few months ago I got a 3D printer. I did a lot of research and ended up getting a Qidi X-CF. In preparation for the printer I learned how to design precision 3D parts in Blender. Within two or three weeks I became very comfortable using the software and feel I can design almost anything at this point. I am trained as a computer aided designer for 2D drawings, so the transition was not that difficult. I will post some of my designs on the products page in the near future. I have many future plans and I will share them as I finish.

I am continually growing in my Christian faith. I started the MCheyne Bible Plan. New Testament and Psalms twice and the rest of the Bible once in a year. I have joined the men’s group at the Church I am a member of, and I enjoy the fellowship and meetings immensely. I have agreed to give my faith testimony in the future for a future event. I am probably one of the most unlikely people to become a Christian. I am excited for this and I have so much to say. Becoming a Christian is by far the most rewarding, life changing, and important things I’ve ever done. I can’t put into words what faith has done for me. I have been changed. 2 Corinthians 5:17 NASB1995 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

Hello Everyone!

This is my first Blog posting!

I am finally posting my first blog! I guess you could look at this blog as an an update to my autobiography. First off, I would like to talk about my faith journey. In 2020 I left the Lutheran denomination. During the Covid restrictions, I started doing a lot more biblical research and watching various church services online. I am now a nondenominational Christian. I believe in the Bible and I appreciate the direct Bible teachings of the new church I joined on December 5, 2021. I was baptized on May 1, 2022! I am very happy with this decision and I feel great!

Another change I’ve made is my caregiver situation. I made the decision to replace one of my caregivers I have had for seven years. I did not take this decision lightly, but it was something that I felt was needed. We have no hard feelings towards one another and we both think it’s probably for the best. I am presently training two new caregivers and all is going well.

On June 11th I DJed a wedding! I had so much fun at this wedding and I think it was the highest energy wedding I’ve ever done. Everything went smoothly without a hitch. When I set my gear up I did not realize the ceremony was going to be outside of the venue. The person who helped me set up had already left. I had to think fast and I remembered that I had a pair of 50 foot XLR cables. I quickly had my caregiver track down the wedding planner to see if someone could help move one of my speakers to the door. So the wedding planner and my caregiver moved the speaker to the door and hooked up everything and the ceremony continued. The wedding with ceremony was only 3 hours and 50 minutes. I only had about an hour for dance music. So I played hit after hit and the dance floor was packed the entire hour. The bride sent me a nice tip the next day so I am guessing I did a great job 🙂

Okay that is all for this blog. I will be back next week with an update.