Yo yo yo!
I’ve noticed recently how detached I am from my family. I don’t mean in a devistating ‘oh I’m so alone’ kind of way, I mean it in a ‘life moves so fast that I feel I’m missing a lot that happens’ kind of way… it’s a shame but it’s not a terrible thing, for instance my nieces grow so fast, my brother lives in Kingston on Thames so I don’t see that side of the family that much.
It’s great that they grow so fast because each time I see them they’ve learned something new, like the youngest has just started talking and counting and the oldest is just learning new things all the time and is just so intelligent it gobsmacks me, she could count from 1-10 in portugese at the age of two! It makes me so proud to see.
Then there’s my sister, for as long as I can remember she’s loved her sports, more taking part in them than watching them really and I’ve only ever heard of how good she is at netball, she has played for the school team and for the region aswell.
Then on my birthday I went to give her a lift from netball practice with my step mom and saw her play for the first time, I couldn’t get over how amazing my little sister was at netball, like seriously, there’s ‘good’ and there’s scoring every other …goal(?) net(?) aka my sister, it made me extremely proud of her, though where my sister’s concerned I have so many reasons to be proud of her as her brother.
Then today I had another realisation, I mean for a good few years now I’ve known my cousin (and god son) Josh was into his music and that he had been doing some gigs around Birmingham but only in some quiet venues by all accounts, yet I’ve never actually heard him sing. Today however, he posted a Youtube video and a Soundcloud link on his Facebook page, not only is he a better singer than I knew he was but he wrote the song too, have a listen:
I thing it’s amazing that I have such a talented family and I’ll enjoy seeing the successes they make of themselves, I think this is just the beginning for them all so I am very excited to see how their futures pan out and will support them in any way I can.
If you like Josh’s song please drop him a comment of support or give him a thumbs up on Youtube, I think it’s a really brave thing to write your own song and to perform on such a public forum, I mean yeah a lot of people do it every week on Britains Got Talent or The Voice for instance but I admire people who can do that too, could you do it? I know I couldn’t.
How could I forget my brother…Matt Hodkinson. He’s older than me and father to my two nieces, first off he has made big strides in the social media scene, has a company that is a great success in this sector and has appeared a good number of times on BBC breakfast and numerous radio shows around the country, travelled to other countries with his work and issuch an inspiration, he gifted me my 42″ Plasma TV when I moved into my apartment, a two seater TV, two desks, two office chairs, perhaps his most breathtaking achievement was cramming all of these things into a Ford Kuga and driving it all the way from Kingston Upon Thames to Worcester one morning
But among all of these reasons to be proud of my brother, its my brother and my sister in law that I have the most pride in for a completely different reason, I can only wish to be as amazing a parent as either of them one day and of course I should thank them for making me an uncle in the first place.
I received a lot of help from my family when moving into my apartment, my Grandad (Gramps), my Nan (Noid), my Dad, my Stepmom, my Aunt, my Uncle, my other Uncle and his partner who may aswell be my Aunt and to all of those people I’m thankful.
I’m particularly proud of my mom who is no longer with us, I grew up always being told how like my mom I was and I think now my mom has passed away I encapsulate all of her best qualities and in that sense I’m never truely without her.
The people in this post are the people who inspire me, the heroes in my life and though I’ve not named them all, I hope you have hero’s of your own, or if you think you don’t maybe you should open your eyes to the people around you, as the people who are there the most are often the people who are overlooked.
Catch you again soon peeps!
P.S – I made the decision not to include names of some family members in todays post, I disagree with the use of peoples names or pictures on the internet if they are 16 years of age or under the age of 16 as this could have implications for their future or their security and it’s my choice to do this.