Who is this guy?

My name is Bobby and I’m just like most of you. I’ve created Sparks Reviews to help anyone with their purchasing decisions.

I like to invest my time and research products before I decide to invest my money. I have been buying most of my products online now for several years. Even some of the larger item’s online deals are just too good to pass up sometimes.

Just like any other time you buy an item though, you need to know what is a good deal and a good product when you see it.

I hope to be able to teach you some of my own research tools and help you become an “informed shopper”.  I will also be providing some product reviews of items that I actually own and have purchased.

I like to think of myself as a somewhat normal guy. I like sports. I like video games. I LOVE my motorcycle.

I’ve been married to my wonderful wife for coming up on 5 years and we were fortunate enough to finally have our first baby last June. Becoming a father was one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I know that is a cliché thing to say, but it’s the truth. The perspective of what is to be expected out of our time on this earth changes dramatically.

What else is there??

I know I’ve struggled for a lot of years trying to find my place in this big world. Some people want to be famous. Some people just want to be needed. Some(most) people want to be rich.

We all spend our time trying to fill some void of what we feel our lives are supposed to be. We fall into habits and repetitive tasks that get us through the day, then the week, then the month, the year. Before we realize it, many years may have gone by. We’re stuck wondering, WTF? Why haven’t I done more with my life?

I’ve been attempting to stroll through life using the same philosophy as what generations have done before me. You go to college to get a degree(still paying that one off), find a good job(maybe an OK job), most likely work a 9-5 for the rest of your life(13 years so far), fill in some fun times when you’re not at work(note the wife and baby from above).

I know, I know, first world problems.. What do I have to complain about? There are plenty of people in this world struggling with much larger issues. I’m not a politician. I will not engage anyone or try to influence anyone in what direction they should be thinking. I’m not here to figure out how to fix everyone’s problems. I’m just here to reach out to people that are looking for a little bit more out of life.

Where do we go from here?

Before I was married, and way before the baby came along, I would spend all my time outside of work playing video games. Sometimes I would go out with a friend or visit with family, but most of my evenings during the work week were spent refining my Call of Duty skills(back when it was still fun to play).

I eventually met the wife and the gaming hours obviously were reduced. When we had our baby last June, gaming hours practically disappeared. What I’ve come to realize since breaking away from my gaming habit(addiction) is there is so much more to do with my time and energy. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not trying to bash video games. I still wish I could play them. I just want to use my time to pursue something else now.

Remember how I said having a baby changed me? I want to be able to spend as much time with that little turd as possible. I want my wife to be able to spend as much time with the baby as possible too. I want to be able to provide as much as I possibly can to allow her to have a life that she wants. I want to be able to show her that anyone can make a good life for themselves by working hard but working smart at the same time.

If I could go back and put in a fraction of the time I spent playing video games over the years into what I’ve been learning online over the last few months, I would have been able to leave my 9-5 a long time ago.

I’ll try to save some of my other ramblings for some future posts here on Sparks Reviews. I hope this little bio gives you a decent picture of what I’m here to do. If I can help anyone else find that little bit extra out of life, great. We should all be working together to build each other up.

If I can be of any other help, please feel free to leave a comment on the page.