That being said, I will no longer be pulling my punches or accepting defeat. I am a jumper. One leap of faith can take you farther than a thousand baby steps in the sand. I am a MAN (borrowed quote) and a MAN CHOOSES! This life is ours, every one of us, and it is meant to be lived for heaven’s sake! I will take back all that which is mine. This includes every lost second that bleeds from the watch strapped to my wrist. It is a constant reminder that I will be… myself. Always. It is through these blood-shot, half-closed eyes that I see all that I have done. I’ve come so far on the back of my own merit to quit now, or ever.