George Mercado – The Man
If one word could define George Mercado as an individual, that word would be ‘Artist’. For every facet of his life revolves around expression, around creativity, around his spiritual journey. The people whom he loves, who he inspires and whom he touches on such a profound manner are all part of this intricate composition that when combined defines him and makes him whom he is.
George Mercado is a man who wears many hats and has earned many titles. He is a multi-creative with almost two and half decades of real world multimedia knowledge and experience. He is a Entrepreneur, an artist, designer, fabricator, photographer, a Cajun special Forces first responder and so much more. Where some would find difficulty in doing one task, George is a multi-tasking dynamo who puts his heart and soul into everything he does. When his friends joke with him about his many ventures and projects, George simply laughs and tells them to blame it on his A.D.D.
You see for George, this is his life, this is all he knows. If his life was not complex and overwhelming, he wouldn’t know how to function. He wholeheartedly believes that life is not about pursuing one path, but rather about traveling on numerous paths thus forever keeping ones options open. He is what many would can call a free spirit, or perhaps an old soul who will never be happy having finding refuge in one spot. His life is about the journey, the experience, about documenting his existence for his child and the world to see.
As George always states
“I do not have a bucket list, I have a now list. So that when my time comes, I can sit back and say that it was one heck of a ride. Live your life with little regrets, love the world as you would want to be loved and share with others this magical existence called life that in truth is so limited. ” – George Mercado
As a traveling man, he believes that life is about evolution, about adapting, growing and changing everyday. It is about re-inventing yourself to be better and about leaving the world a better place than how you entered it.
Over the years people have asked George what was it that inspires him the most to push on, and his answer is always the same “God, family, love and freemasonry’. For each and everyone mentioned has allowed George to be transformed from a mere common man, to an an upright man who sees the beauty of life in a whole different way than many others.
God: For it was his love, will and might that has granted me sight after being close to clinically blind for much of my younger years. I am forever blessed that he grants me life each and everyday and even more so appreciative for the many talents he has instilled in me.
Family: For they are my rock, my muse and foundation, they are everything that fuels me to live, to evolve, to arise and to be a better man. With them I am everything, without them I am nothing. They are that which fuels me and inspires me to build a legacy for them.
Love: Love is the key to all, for it is the very source of my creativity. It is what drives me forth and grants unto me the courage to overcome all obstacles and hurdles, no matter how high or wide they may be.
Freemasonry: For it is what keeps me on a straight path, what drives me to be a role model to my child and others. It reminds me that my actions and words do not solely represents me, but represents a fraternal order older than the test of time. It has helped me come to terms with whom I am, and has allowed me to find the wisdom i so needed.
George Mercado is indeed a unique man who loves all that life has to offer, he believes that nothing is impossible and that everything is possible with faith, love and unity. This is a testament to his existence, for it is something he has applied to his life each and everyday.