Rhyme and Reason: Where does the Light giver turn to? God is the one I turn to #PrimeNYT

Bless up from your feet to your head top, keep your neck up,

We go Again

People have often asked me “if you’re everyone’s person, who do you turn to” my answer has been silent for a long time.

That absence of an answer has left me longing for a human connection with someone that understands me, who I am & what I go through. For so long I had asked myself questions; deep penetrating questions since I was a kid. I would talk to myself everyday trying to figure it out and of the parts I did have figured out I would share it with people.

This had people coming back to me for some time but it would not have them respect me as a person I would be someone they take from but would never feel a need to give back to. I would shield them from forsakers when they were not looking and I wouldn’t look for thanks I would want them to be good.

As a person I would expect them to be better humans because no one was coming after them, instead they felt untouchable and that they didn’t need me… my own folly. The day they left would induce a fall from grace, I never liked that not ever.

In 2016-2018 I found myself being the weirdos amongst artists, no one really to relate to, no one who understood me, no one to challenge me or to channel the energy I put out back into me.

So I sit in my room and contemplate my existence hours on end searching for reason and meaning bringing myself to a place to that I can say I like, the meaning I sought after has taken me away from vices and certain toxic behaviour and brought me to a calmer status of life.

The only person I can truly talk to is myself and the only person I lean on is God.

‘Lean on me when you’re not strong, I’ll help you carry on, for it won’t be long till I’m going to need somebody to lean on.’

Such a statement on the world I can’t help but think about while writing this, I ask and God responds. I just want to be a better person for myself and for the people in this world and I find the questions I ask no one, not one of my contemporaries can answer; there is no peer or mentor who feels to seek within themselves a better them in this life. Some of us seek money and admiration, I seek myself on my time on this Earth.

Funny thing is I know exactly who I am and exactly what I am supposed to do I am really just compelled by human persuasion thinking someone like me can’t be accepted by the likes of them. Most of all the people I look up to have been killed by humans, what type of future does that bode for someone like me?

So I turn to God, ask him why me, why this way, why love, why do so many people despair, why can I wash it away, why does speaking to me make other people feel better, why can I draw out somebody’s greatness. The questions go on and on and they roll around my mind seeking to be answered now not by man but by God, I know exactly what I’m capable of why can’t I be selfish with it. Why don’t I care about money or admiration or love of people who are not God? I have no idea how to answer those question and I know those questions aren’t of this world either.

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A thought: On Overthinking

We go again,

I’ve noticed that people take time out of their day to really ponder on what they’d rather do with their time and feel they have a plan in place and a creative way of executing it. Then they pause and pause and pause until the lustre escapes them and all they’re left with are hollow thoughts of the idea.

Others will think about things all the time and I mean ALL THE TIME and they give up precious brain power to it and they pause, and pause and pause… until the pressure kicks in and they execute a rushed idea of the thought.

I relate so much to the second type, that’s how the typical “over thinker” operates. We will continually speak on the hardships of having the type of mind we have, so intelligent and so thorough and will make the excuse of lack of execution on lack of information.

That’s exactly how so many of us creatives operate, however I’ve come to the conclusion that this isn’t the case. I don’t see my thinking intensely as a crutch or a stifling ability now because I made a conscious shift in my mind. What I know now that I didn’t know before is thinking intensely through the process is valued, what isn’t is hesitation.

What is that hesitation? Fear of failure, fear of getting things wrong and fear of getting laughed at. What people need to learn, something I learned recently – a lesson of two parts – the people who are going to laugh will laugh regardless, good or bad, let them. And 2 that fear does nothing for you.

That type of hesitation is crippling and I’ll tell you why I think this because as high powered individuals creatives have the ability to do multiple tasks at once, problem solve, curate and gather information. These things can all be done during the execution process especially when the price to execute is zero.

What I’m saying in essence is there’s no such thing as overthinking just hesitation. Those type of hesitations kill momentum, as a creative a person should be able to problem solve along the way of the execution and create viable solutions. The ability to adjust while in the process is a coveted skill that really should be utilised more often and maybe the over-thinker will become the over-achiever because one isn’t afraid to fail.

To stop hesitating we need to start executing on a minor scale and make adjustments to get the ball rolling because we are great at thinking on our feet and problem solving and at the end of the day if this is what you want for yourself you won’t be able to stop thinking about it might as well put action to the thoughts. Even on the minor scale where the dream will only be part time in the beginning anyway.

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A Thought: Full Circle – Creative curator

About 4 years ago I wanted to start an arts curation page with my friends. I wanted to share art far and wide of creatives I loved/ art works that I thought was cool with the inter web.

Creative curators we were going to call it. See I never liked doing things by myself, in fact I knew to some degree doing something by myself can go on for some time, it may be able to last but it was unsustainable for a long period of time.

I wanted to cut the learning curve down and the work curve in half, I wanted to enable my friends and I to have a large social presence back then. 4 years ago when it was still really essential and the market was saturated but it was not at its apex like it is now.

What the unfortunate part of the joke is I was the only one that saw the vision of today and how crucial social media is. I knew it as a marketer and not as a participant, it was such a shame I was unable to convince work ethic into friends that see the big deal but don’t want to do the big work.

Everything I wanted to promote before is everything I’m promoting now

I have been beside myself trying to get this vision underway for so long, real life ticks got in the way and I am all alone now on this mission to spread creative work throughout the ether and get it seen by the masses. I am truly unable to go without sharing and spending the love, it’s my thing (it was also my friends thing) my capacity for sharing others work back then was even larger for sharing my own. Now 4 years down the line I am sharing my thoughts with the people giving you guys my art and creating the things I want to work with professionally all the while sharing artists work.

I don’t know why I felt to share this piece of information I just see a type of full circle where I’m able to do all things because my skill set is larger than what it once was.

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My Resolution – Be better and greater quality because I deserve it

We go Anew,

I’m making it my business to fulfil myself because who else will. I write because I love it, but beyond writing I want to create and serve in all forms no matter the platform. I have been having this weird sensation to transform my living space from a thing I stay in to a place that’s conducive to productivity. It’s giving me the most amazing motivation and I didn’t even want it before November and it’s having me work everyday to make it happen.

At the end of the day as I create I want people to like my stuff but it’s not important for everyone to like it. Which is why I created the type of fashion page I have, it uses my artsy information along with my long time spent with people in fashion along with how I spent my life growing through fashion which has built someone who can talk about it the way I do. For some reason it comes so second to me, like breathing. When things are “easy” to me I shy away from it because it doesn’t invoke a mighty challenge, I’ve decided to fuck that whole mentality off and understand the challenge is success and even greater acceptance. Acceptance of people believing in me and who I truly am as an artist and a creative

I’ve set my sights on being the guy I’ve always wanted to be which is someone that can give people a hand grown with them and be entertaining, literally my definition of someone I like. You may notice I don’t talk about major brands often and when I do it’s a caveat into a deeper conversation, that’s because the brands are only the catalyst into what’s actually happening around the world, they react to us and that’s the information I want people to find. I myself don’t rely on major labels to breathe life into my style or writing and don’t expect it to be the same for others. Whether it’s business; advertising and marketing; corporations fighting. I want us all to understand it for what it is. And really. All of that is fun shit to me Pretty Little Thing and FashionNova is a Hilarious battle to me.

I’m not so conceited to think the culture needs me , this is simply what I enjoy doing and I’d do it for free. (I do it free) I do it for myself, if it helps or if it entertains I’m extremely happy for that. Dearly I am

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