For over 3 decades of my life I had just a single mood in my life. My ambition. And I poured all the cement and mortar of my energy into it.
I made some time for looking for love and by some amazing luck found a woman who loved me and continues to love me notwithstanding my deep flaws and dark dungeons. You can’t earn that kind of luck — you just have to be grateful for it.
The rest of the time i was in the mood for ambition. Everything was at its mercy. She was my queen and my concubine.
Then I cracked recently.
Lost my mind. Burnt my house down- metaphorically. And in the charred remains started to look for who I really was.
And to my surprise I found four moods inside.
The first is this one I write as — Andy Travis.
It’s not my real name. It’s the drunk writer in me that has the urge to scribble some soul dribble once in a while. I need to get more disciplined I know . But Medium is very kind to let me dribble and babble while I learn to walk .
The second mood is my wanderlust mansions.
My wife and I have collected a few houses on hills and cities and beaches of the world that we love to live and rent and share with friends and like minded wanderers. That keeps my mind occupied with barbecue repairs and pacifying guest gurgles.
My third mood is my love for inspiring brands and creative ideas.
I have found the courage to start my new brand consulting company where I express my brand ideals and hope some curious brand owner comes looking and works with me.
My fourth mood is my desire to give some time money and luck back to the world that gave me so much .
So me and my wife have set up a Foundation that is going to help young talented youth to get the gift of world class education and mentoring through loans grants and connections.
I am slowly finding a me that was hidden away in the little piggy box under my bed. The prayer is coming out and so is the sun. Maybe it’s a coincidence.
But the morning smells like toast and fried eggs and coffee and me:)