I just took a week to enjoy some very big moments in my life… I took the necessary time to embrace them for what they were and enjoy them. I took time away from the hustle and grind.

For those of you trying to hustle and grind and grow your business, this is a critical part that so many tend to overlook. There are moments in your life that make or break you…that define who you are. Do not be so consumed by your business that you allow these to pass you by; you will regret it.’

For me, this was such a huge and significant week. My Dad whom I have only recently reconnected with was able to come down and spend the week with me, Kimberly, and our wonderful boys. It was quite the week… This past Sunday was Mom’s birthday, so we held our 2nd Annual Birthday Bash in her honor since we lost her a year and a half ago. It was both weird and wonderful… we celebrated with an awesome taco bar, disco lights, some great tunes, and most importantly….lots of fun, family & friends. It is the way Mom always enjoyed her time. It didn’t matter how much she had or who you were, if you came by while she was grillin, you got a plate. She truly personified ‘southern hospitality’ in all she did. She was such a special person and that is how I try to honor her; we cooked up lots of grub and set a great mood… others chipped in and brought some food and desserts and things but all I really wanted was them to be here. I can’t begin to truly express my thanks and gratitude to those who showed up for me. And Dad travelled and had quite the journey getting here to spend the week with us.

We were able to share stories with Dad, bond over memories, and hear stories about his work and his wife over the years. It was such a therapeutic time to be together…I think it was that way for the both of us. As I am still grieving Mom, and he is still grieving his wife of nearly 30 years. It was good to hear about his journey with her and it was great to share about my journey with Mom, Kimberly, and our boys.

Corey II started school this week…such a monumental moment as he went to school and began kindergarten especially since he has only been with a sitter a few times. He goes everywhere with Mom & Dad; he always has. He was such a brave little dude and went for it. He was excited for school even though he was nervous to be away from Mom & Dad. He knew he would miss us as we knew we would miss him …..so, so, so much. My little boy is growing up. Whew… that is such a challenging thing to wrap my head around. My little Colton is still at home, but it has most definitely set in now that he is growing up too and will be going to school next year as well.

This week has been huge for your boy, Corey B. I am so blessed that I took the time out to really experience these moments and I hope that you can take away from this that same perspective… You need these moments. You will only get a chance at them once in your life…don’t allow them to slip by.

You know me, I will be sharing more about Mom, my boys, Kimberly and my family as they are so dear to me and influence all that I am doing. Stay tuned for more.

So for me, I am grateful for my week and my time off… but now it is time to get back to the grind and the hustle. I’ve got lots of big things happening. It is Friday, and things are live and in color… Time to Get Cocky and get back to laying those bricks… I’ve got an empire to build.

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