Location

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Life Philosophy

This is a difficult section to fill out, and I say that because I find that life philosophy is something that is always changing as you grow and learn from each of life's experiences. Ironically enough, I think that's part of what I would call my life philosophy. Live to learn and better yourself, others, and the world around you. Contribute to life. Try to avoid taking too much, and instead, understanding and being thankful about the things you are capable of giving back. Sometimes easier said than done, but something I strive for.

I also believe that we are all connected on a deeper level than what we perceive on the surface of our day to day interaction with the world. I believe people are not perfect, that making mistakes is not something to be frowned upon or something that warrants becoming the source of ridicule, but instead a means of celebration and understanding that this is how precious experience is gained in life. With it, we are each able to better ourselves as a part of this world.

Deep down, I live for love and happiness in my life. A very broad statement, but I try to seek it in all things. Not only within myself, but for the benefit of others as well. It is my guiding light I suppose. I am not afraid to take a risk in life and would gladly throw away material things or a guarantee of financial security if it meant becoming one step closer to living a fully conscious and spiritually fulfilling life.

Also I love breakfast cereal.

I am...

A musician, a music lover, an artist, a creator. But most of all, I am just another being in this vast expanse of chaos and mystery.

Quotes

"The best songs are written not when you plan them out, but when you figure out where to go once you start"
- Tom Delonge

"Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask yourself if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future."
- Deepak Chopra

"Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet"
- Plato

“When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.”
- Buddha

Music

My teen years were accompanied by a soundtrack of melodic and hardcore punk rock, but I love and appreciate all music, an aspect of life that comes with age and continues to surprise me at every turn. To name a few of my largest influences, here is a short list:

Bad Religion
blink-182
Rise Against
Less Than Jake
Millencolin
NoFX
The Ataris
Angels and Airwaves
Attack in Black
City and Color