2019 has been blissful. For the first time in the two years since suffering a Right Basal Ganglia Ischemic stroke in September of 2017, I haven’t had a single health scare or unfavorable medical concern. This year I began reading the motivational collection of theory called, The Science of the
Beginning on my birthday, December 31, 2018, to whenever I’m writing this—I threw all the rules out the window! In 2019, I woke each morning pining with the desire to experience the next 86,400-seconds on my own terms; as an exploration of the self, the expedition to fulfillment. For me,
Anyone who knows me knows my mother is my Muse. You’d expect her post-stroke experience to be one of misery, struggle, and regret, but it isn’t so… She is grateful for life and truly happy… For too many years I worried about my Mom. I worried over her degree of
Buddha is the single greatest thing that has happened to me thus far in my life. Forever, I longed for something to feel like home. I needed a companion. This little blessing has taught me how to give and receive the purest kind of love. And he makes my
This has been a most creatively untapped year. 2019 left me routinely dragooned to create and express at all costs. Through my paintings, photography, essays, cards, and imagination I’ve given the inner child, unaccounted for due to an artistically repressed adolescence, his joy back. On Valentine’s Day, I launched VidaleBarsir.com.
With their bounty and spirit, many friends have enriched my world in 2019. From writing groups to movie sets, meditation retreats to arthouse hangouts & the yellow apartment; this year I reveled amongst a community of compassionate, visionary, free-thinking, kindred souls. Some lifelong friends––who’ve become family––others; inspired, introspective, aware new
God gifts us with a companion in the most difficult storms when we least expect it. I thought a lot about my dear friend, Meg, as I meditated the New Year in. She came into my life just before everything in it fell apart. At that time, she and I
In 2014 I had reached my breaking point. I could no longer ignore my debilitating bouts of depression, self-disillusion, nor the reality that I was thoroughly unhappy. I had wonderful friends, but at that time, I surrounded myself with toxic foes. I went out 12 nights a week, fully consumed
“MOMMA MADE MIRACLES EVERY THANKSGIVING” —Tupac I’m a short 24 hours and 45 minutes shy of my 32nd birthday and it dawned on me, that I don’t tell you this often; but you are my greatest inspiration. Watching you heal, grow, and evolve each day has been my truest joy.
Balance is that thing we all face mass difficulty with. No matter how together it may look from the outside, a healthy balance of mind, emotion, heart, and grace is no easier to spot than the Blair Witch. There’s no template to it. The number one rule, here, in Fight
Know to leave the table when your time is being wasted and Love is not being served. …And never settle for 20% when you deserve 100%-110%. When a person truly desires a genuine chance at a romantic connection with you, no amount of fear will get in the way of
[First of all, I didn’t even ask for permission to use these pictures but happiness…] Frank and Alyssa are engaged! YOU GUYS! … Love is winning right in front of our very eyes [via Facebook post and some IG love…] Okay, sorry, I’m rambling, let’s start from the very