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Never Doubt

Never doubt yourself. Ever.
You can do anything you put your mind to.
Just make the opportunity for yourself.
Then do it!




This month I pushed myself to try things I've never done but have always wanted to do.
No. You won't be perfect when you try something new. What if you find something you LOVE to do while exploring new paths?

Life is about to development. It is about the journey we take. It's about being a student of life. It is about letting yourself get uncomfortable. Explore and expand your levels of comfort.
Nervousness is not bad. Nervousness is you breaking a personal boundary. Take risks.



For the first time I got on stage and tried to perform music with a group I am part of called Coin Laundry. I stopped caring about if I was good enough or what I sound like. I have always wanted to do it. Beyond my nerves. I made my mind up. I did it.
Confidence is key to personal success. Earlier this month I did two interviews. One on Urban Nation Radio and the other with Watch Detroit

Real Talk.

Real talk people need to be more supportive of each other. Real talk we could use a lot more positive energy in general.  Real talk art, creativity, this thing we call life, needs some extra attention right now. Real talk our communities need support. 

#artists!! It is important that we keep art alive. We have to work together and we have to stay true to ourselves. Our modern culture shames the artist life style but we have to stand strong and support each other. Don't forget why you make things and never stop creating. Art is not only relevant but necessary. Art is the only true self expression be it through music or acting or painting. Arti is life! We need it!

 Follow your impulse to draw or take a photo. Make that birthday card for your best friend. Just don't stop making. We are the reason questions are asked. We can teach so many life lessons and open perspectives. Support your creativity and the creativity of others around you. It doesn't take science or studies to kn…

Jetset Mindset.

I recently got home from a 3 week vacation with a couple family members. Not only was it amazing to spend so much time with family members I miss and love but I was able to relax. Traveling by car is absolutely imparative to exploration of our country and your constantly growing mind. I was able to catch up with my friends from Tennessee to do some modeling. Brandon Sharp is the owner and creator of Bogey Life.

Bogey shirts are inspired by American history and icons. When visiting Brandon I was surprised by the historic relevance of Chattanooga, TN. Being from Michigan it is uncommon if not unheard of to go to a Civil War battle area. Every battle is important too. 

One particular place we went called Point Park struck an interest. It's location and height in consideration to military strategy made sense to me. The elevation allowed you to see Tennesee, Alabama and Georgia.  It's also next to the Tennessee River. 

During the American Civil War a battle took place at now calle…

Gravity

The gravity of things is we are constantly being pushed down. 
Naturally. 

We stand up every day and that is a small win.  Think about it. 


We always fight to stand against gravity.

Reality check. 
If you can stand you are winning.  If you can walk even better.  We have strength all the time.  Be it large amounts or small. 

Remember you have it.


T.I.C.

I have sat very quietly and patiently for bout 23 years listening to all the garbage people talk about each other and today it stops. Talk is cheap and it is always on sale. It is free if you talk to to right people about the wrong stuff. I have had enough. 

While people have told me not to get an ego, while people have told me I can’t do this or that because of some bullshit reason, I have been calculating. I have been adding it all up. My threshold has been hit.
Keep other peoples names out of your mouth unless you are helping them. Don’t speak badly about any one or anything you don’t know about. The second you do this is the moment you stop caring about the person you are talking about. 


For some reason people have put me up as a target for sexuality. Great. I will engage in any kind of respectful, insightful, polite, conversation about this. No problem. Just be ready for the realness. I don’t like games.
Do not disrespect me. Yes I have a sexuality. No I don’t want to sleep with you.…

All the Time

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Yea, I don't care much for Valentines Day in popular culture's sense of the day.

I do believe in celebrating love in your life. My older sister and I were talking about that a week ago. Love is a versatle word. It has so many meanings and contexts. I celebrate love and life everyday though. Every day some one was born. Every day some one fell in love or felt it, I also don't think you need to see or experience love out side of yourself to have self love. You love yourself naturally and that is why you breathe. That is why you eat and walk and use your senses. We live because there is some part of ourselves we love enough to keep going. We give ourselves purpose. That is why it's so important to tap deep into your self love. Don't let others enter that space at all.

It is when you start doubting yourself and worrying that things go wrong. Follow your path. Think for yourself and engage others paths with yours because we walk alone but we aren…

2015 Year of the Sheep!

Before I even begin this post I want to make sure you not only press play on the song above but know what my work looks like and where my work can be purchased. LOOK. LISTEN.

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Cheers to COMPLETELY. starting. over. 
I brought in the new year with a clean slate. I am officially graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor degree in fine art, have the opportunity to follow my own career path and high expectations for my art. 



It has been hard for me to sit down and write this post because I am disappointed with some of my new circumstances. Even though I am optimistic about what my future holds, I have been suffering from writers block. My mind was clogged and blank.
After some much needed free time and creative expression, I am excited to try new creative outlets this year. I have been running around the Detroit area staying as productive as possible and supporting the people around me in my free time until I find a new career. 



The last two mo…