Ever since I began embracing this atypical life of mine, life has consistently surprised me. I seriously have no idea where the hell this ride is going to end up, but it feels like something big is on the way. I get these feelings in my gut every once in a while; sometimes it’s just the aftermath of a heavy dinner, but other times its my Jamaican Spidey Sense tingling. I think it might be time to shine.
If you only knew how salty I was back in 2015. I was busting my hump on a daily basis trying to get people to pay attention to my blog, podcasts, music, etc. I started ideas with people who flaked out on me (*COUGH*chakktor*COUGH*). I poured more money into projects with little to no return on investment. It was just a real dose of “oh this is actually a lot harder than I thought it would be.” But somehow I adjusted and stuck with my various endeavors, albeit with reduced fervor.
Once I got back from Sweden in early 2016, a funny thing happened: people who noticed me on my grind started reaching out to me. It wasn’t a ton of people, but it was the right people. And it continues to be the right people.
So here I am at the tail end of 2016, and I’m weirdly optimistic. I’m not even 100% sure if I have a good reason to be considering I’m not following any semblance of a plan. I’m just consistently doing…. stuff. I’m learning, honing my talents, networking, and, most importantly, I’ve being selective about the moves I’m making. Or in some instances, lack of moves. In any case, it finally feels about time to start attacking my goals with the energy I had in my mid twenties.
Except with more coffee because Old Man Dre can’t pull all nighters like he used to.
I don’t even know if I have much of a purpose in writing this other than to say thank you to anyone who’s been checking for me. I’m as imperfect as they come, but somehow a certain handful of you out there are still rocking with me. I needed a good amount of marinating to finally make it here, yet here I am nonetheless. Let’s make magic.
Peace out, party people.