Hey there my friend great meeting you here on this cool platform which that I have gotten wind of thing by watching some guy on YouTube speak about and it’s potential and like me who isn’t ever afraid to try and/or test something that’s new to me and so I’m in. Now let’s get back to the subject at hand who am I, What is it I do, and I’m sure you would like to know my background and where I’m from as well. Where would you like me to start? Hmm let’s see! Ok Ok Got it, I was born in the 70’s and raised in upper Manhattan in NYC and man how times have changed in so little time.
Anywho growing up here in Washington Heights was a bit tough back then for any child who lived here. Fast forwarding towards the ages between 7–10 were pretty tough at times and in 79 at the age of just being 9 years young I hear my mom screaming has my dad’s friends brought him inside by carrying him and placing him onto the couch. As I was awakened by the loud screams and she to be standing in shock as my dad was not responding to her calls nor his friends that were with him that night (Dec. 9th 1979)
The reason for my dads death was due to alcohol poisoning, My dad did like to have his drink at times and on Friday’s he and his friends would go to a local bar near the work establishment. On this specific Friday on the 9th of December my dad was fading away and the babysitter came to get me and my little brother Duane who was only 4 at the time and not really knowing what was happening in the living room as we passed my dad and seeing him lay there on the couch I knew something wasn’t just right.
So the next day I ask the babysitter’s daughter Yvette what is going on and where is my mom and dad and she explained to me that my mom was still at the hospital and that my dad (the only and real man I only looked up too) had gone to heaven is what she told me and for some reason I was angry and not really understanding the whole circumstance that I was in.
Days moving forward and obviously my brother being just a 4 year old and not really having a clue what’s happening around him and me just in a state of sadness to be honest and believe my dad was my all and for him to be gone like that hit me pretty hard, I was just angry and got into a couple of fights in school, schoolmates who I argued with because they would talk about my dad and so it was on. So anyway long story short in my teens i was fine and once I was in H.S. i did pretty good until I would dare say 3 months into the school year I started just acting up and just was getting tired of authority you like the teachers, security, the responding to the sounds of a very high pitch bell sound to return to class and the dean Mr. Bitner and let me tell you we didn’t get along at all my friend. Listen to this and not sure if this has happened to you but on the last day of school in my freshman year Mr.Bitner decides to call my mom to come in and once she arrived I was called upon by Mr. Bitner to come downstairs to his office.
Not sure why but all I can remember was me walking and startled a bit by seeing my mom sitting there and this Mr. Bitner who already was a angry human that I even believe when he was born he didn’t come out crying like most normal newborns. What I will say my friend is he came out very angry lolol!
While I was sitting there and Mr. Bitner starts vomiting out the mouth about all of the shenanigans and being mischievous at times during my freshman year. So as he’s explaining this to my mom she just gave me a look that till this day at the young age of 46 i still can remember that look. You know the look I’m sure, Boy wait till we get home. Mr.Bitner wasn’t done yet either what he said next blew both my mom and my mind as well and it made things much worst for me that summer. What happened next was a low blow and what he said (Mr.Bitner) was today is your last day at this high school and my response was yes I know it’s summer break and he was like no Mr. Terrence Freeman you are being EXPELLED as of today. Dudes when I mean a low blow and seeing how upset my mother was that I ended up being grounded for that whole entire summer.
That was the worse to have to spend my summer indoors and sometimes sitting outside the fire-escape looking down at the moving crowd and hustle and bustle and of course seeing my friends playing on the block across the street, football, baseball, tag and many games and activities we did together as well. And writing this blog and even thinking about it as the vision of that era in my life popped up I can clearly remember it and clearly see it.
Now what I just shared with you were the early years in a brief description of where I come from and whom I am as well. I think it’s important that we all share our earlier years as far back as we can remember and share the points that matter to your audience as they read your blog post also here on this platform and looking to connect with you here as well. In this 2nd part I will be sharing with you my obstacles that I’ve faced in my 20’s and how 3 times I almost died and to be honest I shouldn’t be here on Earth. But I am extremely grateful and very much thankful. and much more (SO STAY TUNED AND LET’S CONNECT!!)
Look out for a (part 2) to this blog series where I’m formally Going To REintroduce Myself and Dive In!