Category: Life

Trying to find my life’s purpose

Trying to find my life’s purpose

Much needed motivation I’m sure most of you figured out by now I suffer from multiple mental illnesses. I have bipolar disorder, PTSD, ADHD, and generalized anxiety disorder. Recently I realize just because I suffer from a mental illness it doesn’t mean that I can’t contribute to society. My mental illnesses can serve as an…

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Motivational words from Judy Garland

Motivational words from Judy Garland

I’ve been going through a lot of things, and a lot of my followers have been as well. I thought I would try to be a little more motivational and share a quote or two every day. Today’s quote comes from Judy Garland. She once said, “Be a first-rate version of yourself, not a second-rate…

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Mike Smalley went to his heavenly home

Mike Smalley went to his heavenly home

I hope to see you again soon Mike! The past few days I’ve experienced a wide range of emotions. Until this week I didn’t know I was able to cry, have anxiety attacks and laugh all at the same time. Last night I spent some time mentally reliving special moments while looking through photos to…

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My cousin unexpectedly passed away yesterday

My cousin unexpectedly passed away yesterday

You never know when it’s your time to go. Please remember others love you and will miss you. I was saddened to learn one of my cousins passed away yesterday. Growing up we were in my opinion pretty close, but when my uncle moved to Washington, we lost touch and hadn’t seen each other in a…

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I have become a victim of identity theft

I have become a victim of identity theft

Someone ruined my credit and possibly my life Unfortunately, this week I discovered that someone who I know thanks to video security surveillance opened up credit accounts in my name and defaulted on them. I had been getting collection calls for accounts I knew I never opened and at the time just assumed they were…

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A large fire destroyed my family’s South Phoenix transmission shop

A large fire destroyed my family’s South Phoenix transmission shop

Wind-fueled fire destroys Harold’s Sons Transmission shop It saddened me to learn an electrical fire caused my family’s auto repair shop Harold’s Sons Transmissions to burn down on Thursday. Well know in South Phoenix Harold’s Sons Transmission was located at 1539 W. Broadway Rd in Phoenix, AZ. My father Harold Smalley started it decades ago…

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That’s life C’est La Vie Mon Ami

That’s life C’est La Vie Mon Ami

  I have been going through some things the last few months some of which I’m not ready to share with anyone other than my wife at the moment. It’s been pretty difficult but as long as I’m still breathing things can possibly change. I need to work on my attitude and look for those elusive…

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My wife is awesome. Not just saying that either.

My wife is awesome. Not just saying that either.

If you asked any married man out there they probably would tell you there wife is amazing. Is that true? Hold up while I channel my inner Kanye West and say Imma let you finish, but I just wanted to say, that Keisa Smalley is the best wife of all time! You see my wife,…

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Too much going on right now. 

Too much going on right now. 

I’m feeling pretty overwhelmed at the moment and I’m not sure I can take it. On Saturday my dad had a heart attack and they had to use a difibulater on him multiple times. He has a big bruise on his head and is hooked to machines in the ICU, I’m told he has answered…

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Life updates and random weirdness

Life updates and random weirdness

    Been awhile since my last update so here is my latest news.  Picked up Vanessa in Yuma, AZ. I don’t know if I mentioned it before but she spent the summer in Mexico with my mother in-law. Rebecca had her 14th birthday. The highlight for her was probably when she got a clarinet…

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