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Hey, this is Hutch, and I’m here to give you this week’s edition of Truth Tuesday. I’m taking the baton from Stew, but we’re still in 2010. I’m letting you know what I was up to back then, and also getting you off the cliffhanger where Sheena left you last week.
The year was 2010 and like her I was a young 20 something. I was working in my first corporate job, and I had been there since I graduated college. This was definitely not a career. And if I’m telling the truth (it’s Tuesday) I had reached a level of complacency even though I didn’t like working there. It was comfortable, and at this point in my life the comfort zone is where I resided. My social life was probably my biggest concern during those days. I lived for the weekend, and they usually consisted of me kicking it with my close friends. Our crew was solid, and we held each other down. My dating life was that of a normal 20 something. I hung out with girls here and there, but at that time I wasn’t involved in a serious relationship.
Although I was having fun, I started to feel like I was missing something, but I couldn’t put my finger on what it was. I was unhappy with my job and I knew that I definitely wanted more. At that time it was important for me to appear that I had everything together, but that couldn’t have been further from the truth. I struggled and thought often about how I could move my life in a different direction, but I was too concerned with how I appeared to others.
Then October rolled around and I was excited to kick it with my boys and old friends from college for Homecoming. I was very active on Facebook in those days, so I noticed that October 21st was one of my “friends” from college birthday. I did what we all did back then, and trekked over to her Facebook wall to wish her happy birthday. She and I had exchanged a few Facebook messages in the past, but nothing ever came of them. So, it was a bit of a surprise that after I commented on her Facebook wall I received a text from her. Little did I know that text conversation would end up being a life changing moment.
This is Hutch signing off! I’ll be back in two weeks, but Stew will hit yall with another dose of truth next week.