it was hard growing up wanting to pursue the arts. at 18 i was bluntly told i wouldn’t make a difference. i had family with minimal support for it. i took the road less traveled. over time i even had to balance my burning passion with my peers who clearly didn’t see why what I did meant so much to me. overtime i generated creative projects to learn what works best and what i was capable of. the ones who genuinely cared i still hear from and interact with to this day. i clearly can see people who have given up on me and thought my learning process and the past was who i am as a person today. ive even witnessed support for #portculture drop because it wasn’t convenient enough in my evolution as a person with the demands of the public/local eye.
today marks another milestone.
i am alive,
i work with a team of other passionate creators and artists (www.portculture.org)
im being added to art galleries in New Orleans, Louisiana
ive been added to numerous art showings
ive won competitions with friends,
ive helped organizations build and brand
ive hosted successful festivals,
ive helped countless amounts of artists/musicians creatively
ive inspired a generation and will continue to do so with my actions.
through all of this experience i have been molded into the greatest version of myself. this is called career building, the amount of growth and experience ive received over the past 8 years is unbelievable, i hope everyone learns from their mistakes and goes through the fire to become a more valuable piece of gold. all of this was accomplished with determination, passion, and to actually make a difference.
if you are a conditional friend and i didn’t mean much to you im kind of glad you’re out of my life, you shouldn’t have befriend me through convenience. at 18 i realized i couldn’t count on family to help me, it was me who could help me while learning how to work with others and growing in an unstable environment.
i never talk about this because i never want pitty,
i honestly think this has been the greatest experience ever, would not trade it for anything.
thanks for your time readers, this was a bit personal, i just want to seriously thank anyone who has had faith in me and helped me grow you guys are the actual MVPS. Thank you to those who gave with no expectations, tolerated my shenanigans and loved me for who i was.
blessings and thanks again,
it’s time to spend another week chasing my dreams.