Let me just acknowledge the fact that there are 23 days remaining in 2015. I’m literally sitting here at work trying to visualize what I’ve actually been doing the last year. Did I make it count? Did I achieve anything worthwhile? This time last year, where was I mentally? Spiritually? Physically? You don’t realize how fleeting time is until you’re sitting alone, accompanied by nothing other than your thoughts; forced to recognize what you’ve done with your life the past 365 days.
Needless to say, here we are.. in the last month of the year! Approaching my 22nd year of life, I’m reminiscing on the past year especially wondering if I’ve taken pieces of my writing and applied them to my own life. I think, for twenty somethings like myself, a certain blueprint is created that we as young adults are just supposed to follow. Without any say, we’re predestined for this cliche. My life, thus far, & my experiences have shown me to focus and build on positive parts of my world and allow them to flourish.
I hate to reiterate the obvious but, I’m a firm believer in doing what makes you happy. Don’t be afraid to take on the sh*t life throws at you. Be able to break down boundaries and overcome obstacles alone. Being with someone isn’t a necessity, but a bonus. Love yourself, trust your journey, and work towards making YOU proud of YOU. F*ck anyone else’s standards! That’s why I make it such a point to promote homegrown artists.. whatever their craft may be. Share & uplift. Promote. Recognize.
Never beg anyone to support your movement. If they see the potential in it’s growth, they’ll be right alongside you the entire journey.