Nude Model, Mercy © 2011 Terrell Neasley / See More, “A Year in Review of the Nude: 2011

You need haters to make you stronger…without haters most people wouldn’t try to become better.

~ Katt Williams

It would seem as if every time I sit down to do a blog post, the first thing on my mind to write about has something to do with patience. I’m still learning to sit still, but I’m feeling better and all the more anxious to get out and do something. Before, it was simply a dream to be able to put the crutches down and walk unassisted. Last week was my first week without crutches. I went to the theater to see why the Edgar Rice Burroughs screen adaption of “John Carter” bombed at the box office. It had been such a large production and heavily promoted, but did not live up to expectations. As fan of Burroughs, I rather enjoyed the movie, but I must confess to leaving the theater under new temptations. You see, in the film, John Carter is transported to Mars and along with superhuman strength, the lighter gravity enabled him to jump great distances. All I could dream about for the rest of the day was running and jumping. I know, I sound like a little kid, right?

Nude Model, Mercy © 2011 Terrell Neasley 

Something else I’ve been contemplating is moving the blog to WordPress. Blogger has been ticking me off something fierce over the years and I’m not sure why I’ve still been loyal to it. It was maybe 3 years ago that I first considered it, but have resisted making the move. Partly because it means moving the blog URL all over again and having to reestablish all my links, but I think I’m ready to do it. Blogging has definitely evolved and I know there is a particular look I want. Blogger simply hasn’t given me what I want and I’m adamant about having that look and feel that I envision. So sooner or later, this blog will have a new look, style, and feel. On top of that, I’ve even got in mind a project for an all new blog! So get ready for that!

Nude Model, Mercy © 2011 Terrell Neasley 

So all in all, I’m getting off to a late start. I’m 3 months behind right now. I’ve had huge expectations for this year and have been optimistic about my prospects. I’m still excited about whats ahead and view my opportunities as not only challenges to overcome, but challenges to enjoy. Sometimes you need a Goliath in your way to remind you of what you are capable of as well as to expand those abilities. There are definitely challenges that simply come with living life, but I’ve also created challenges for myself  that might seem otherwise insurmountable. Sometimes you gotta burn that net before you walk that rope. If anything, it’ll make for a good story no matter what happens. I maintain a “Watch Me!” attitude and have every intention of matching will power to  every single opposing element that may face me. Its time to make some changes and to be about what I’m supposed to be.

If you have someone hating on you right now you better think of how to get five more people hating by Christmas.

~ Katt Williams.

Nude Model, Mercy © 2011 Terrell Neasley 

So many people have aversions to both change and challenges. I don’t really know why that is and have a difficult time to relate. Change is the only constant in life or even the universe for that matter. Nothing stays the same. Being flexible and adaptable is key. Maybe I learned that in the military. “Adapt and Overcome!” was often the mantra to success. As in military tactics, there are no rules in life and its not uncommon to find yourself facing overwhelming odds. But odds are just that…ODDS. It represents a probability of success given certain parameters, but even when the odds are not in your favor, by definition there is still a chance. Odds represent a one in a certain amount of chances that you can succeed. I’ve learned to take that “one” and run with it. If you have one chance to do something, you simply make it count. There is no such thing as a no-win situation. There is always a way to derive a positive outcome. There is much power in the will of a person who has resolved to win, achieve, overcome, survive, and ultimately thrive. Every since my teen-age years, I’ve actually enjoyed it when someone tells me I can’t do something. So keep telling me its impossible. Tell me again how it simply can’t be done. Let me hear again how impractical and improbable my ideas are. I need to hear that sometimes. Katt Williams talked about having naysayers and haters are good and that you should strive to get more. I do believe that. I aspire to have more haters. I’ve collected some already over the last year. So maybe I should put out an ad on Craigslist: HATERS WANTED…