guess it's in my soul

I was at my childhood home over the weekend
visiting my family
and found this book in my room...

When I grow up, I want to be "Artist"
& circled "Cartoonist"

it filled with other humorous tidbits from my 4 year old self (almost 5)
 dated May 14, 1980

this I drew on their basement steps...

circa 1985

part of today was very frustrating
but then I got this little note in the mail from my Dad...

he sends me a little note every 3 or 4 weeks in the mail
how did he know that I needed to hear that today???

it made me think that Back Yard Baby has really been with me all along
some days are just going to take a little more effort