is an incredible read, based on Blythe's time spent in the Czech Republic while imprisoned for manslaughter. Randy, you have since become an inspiration to me, you taught me that nothing comes easy, but with a lot of hard work, and determination, you can become something you've only ever dreamed of. and with that being said, in honour of your gratitude list, here is mine, written today;
ONE. I am grateful I am alive, and well, still kicking some serious ass, in a figurative sense, of course.
TWO. I am grateful I have an amazing wife, and two wonderful daughters, those of whom are always ready to take on the world with myself, no matter what.
THREE. I am grateful I do not rely on drugs to keep my mind in check anymore. it's been a long, long time since, but it's forever a reminder to be content with.
FOUR. I am grateful I have a terrific job, working with some really interesting people that I am constantly learning from.
FIVE. I am grateful Randy Blythe introduced me to some truly inspiring artists; holy fawn (@holyfawn
), oathbreaker (@theoathbreakerreigns
), nails (@nailstyranny
), chelsea wolfe (@cchelseawwolfe
), code orange (@codeorangetoth
), and youth code (@youthcodeforever
), all of which have pushed my boundaries, introducing me to even more bands I had never heard of.
SIX. I am grateful that no matter how bad things get inside my head, I can write my thoughts down, and put it all into perspective.
SEVEN. I am grateful that music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. it and I have had some pretty intriguing times together, something I won't soon forget.
EIGHT. I am grateful I discovered this book, and have begun a keen interest in both the man, and the band. Randy has taught me a lot about myself, through his posts, and moreover, this book, and I am forever indebted to him for everything he has done for me. a fan for life.
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