I am sitting in Chicago waiting excited and scared for this next stage of life. We have a 4-hour layover and I figure why not write. I’m not asking anyone to proof read my blogs or asking for permission if its okay if I say certain things. Its my blog, my life, and if you don’t like it, don’t read it.
I’m sitting here after having a very emotional morning. The last 3 days have been pretty stressful and nerve wrenching. Once I packed Saturday it got real, and I put off packing for as long as I could. No way I can pack 2 weeks ahead of time. I might want to wear something I packed and go out- lol. It’s a big move to pick up and leave everything from the U.S.A you’re use to and move to Shanghai China. Its not like we are taking a Sunday stroll to Traverse City to do some wine tasting. I had a great video of us walking through the airport this morning in Detroit until my 9-year-old Shane thought it would be funny to give me the middle finger because I asked her a question. Shane is 100% unfiltered and raw just like someone else I know. I was going to get into the summer with the kids, the tariffs and my wife, an argument I had with Ryan over a pair of heels she bought for her 13 birthday, what I want my website, blog and YouTube channel to stand for, or me taking a 3 month break from social media. Truth is I want this blog to be short and direct. I don’t want to be writing all day keeping myself, or you from doing other things.
We made it to our layover in Chicago, and we have about 1 hour until we leave the United States. That’s weird saying we are leaving the United States. We are all just hanging out playing on our phones or like me writing a blog. Ryan was really upset this morning, and I said this to Mary. “Never once did anyone ever say in the last 5-6 months “we don’t want to go”. As a matter of fact, Mary probably asked me 10 times “are you sure you want to do this?”. My answer was always “YES”. You go through life and sometimes people look at the glass as half empty, or half full. I just want to pick up the glass and drink it. I have had this blessed life of being a pro boxer, getting married, and having kids. I’m telling you this might be bigger then any of that because of all the unknowns, but then again what is really known with any of those other things? One thing boxing taught me was to visualize the outcome you want. All I have done from the time that we decided we were going to move was visualize the outcome I want to happen to me and my family. We are going to thrive, succeed, and most of all be a happy family. Sure, we are going have bad days, I have them now, but we always work it out as a team. That’s why we are “Team Buck”.
Alright Shanghai lets see if you can handle Team Buck.