Kanye WestKanye West seems to be doing better since the loss of his mother in November of last year. In a recent blog, via his official site KanyeUniversity.com, the rapper-producer explained his happiness.

“If there’s anything my mom taught me [it] is to enjoy life,” West wrote on Wednesday (April 9). “I don’t do anything I don’t love anymore … while people chase money I pursue happiness.”

West’s mother died of a heart attack, following complications of cosmetic surgery last year, and he took the loss hard.

He even paid tribute to his mother during a heartfelt performance at this year’s Grammy Awards.

During his blog Wednesday, West also revealed that he’s recorded for the first time since his mother’s passing, and it made him feel “inspired.”

“I just recorded my first verse in the last six months, two days ago at Bape’s Studio in Japan,” wrote West. “It felt good and I was inspired. I absolutely lost my mind (in a good way) on the new Glow in the Dark tour. The constant hours of creating, helped me to keep from loosing my mind in a bad way.

“Chris Milk told me tragedy can produce great art and this is definitely true. I am a total mad man now, up till 3 a.m. every night, trying to fight pain, board-um, and uncertainty with creativity. All that said, life is good…”

In other news, Kanye’s upcoming Glow In The Dark Tour is slated to kick off on April 16 in Seattle, and run through the end of May.

Full dates are as follows:

04/16 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
04/18 – Sacramento, CA @ Arco Arena
04/19 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavillion
04/20 – San Diego, CA @ Sports Arena
04/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia
04/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia
04/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia
04/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Red Rocks Casino Resort
04/26 – Alburquerque, NM @ Journal Pavillion
04/27 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
04/29 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Ford Center
04/30 – Austin, TX @ Frank Irwin Center
05/01 – Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff
05/02 – Houston, TX @ Pavillion
05/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Gwinette Arena
05/05 – Tampa, FL @ Ford Amp
05/06 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
05/08 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Amp
05/09 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek
05/10 – Wash. DC @ Nissan Pavillion
05/11 – Virgina Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless
05/13 – New York, NY @ M.S.G.
05/15 – Boston, MA @ Tweeter (KIIS)
05/16 – Hartford, CT @ Meadows
05/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tweeter
05/18 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavillion
05/20 – Montreal, QC, CA @ Bell Center
05/21 – Toronto, ON, CA @ Molson Center
05/22 – Detroit, MI @ Palace
05/23 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
05/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
05/26 – Winnipeg, MB, CA @ MTS Center
05/27 – Saskatoon, SK, CA @ Credit Union Center
05/29 – Edmonton, AB, CA @ Rexall Place-1st
05/30 – Calgary, AB, CA @ Saddledome-1st