We all have our stories, right. …..
Learning to fall in love with your life and ALL of yourself, isn't some convenient inspirational message, it can be some serious do or die work.
Sometimes you find yourself wishing for death, and questioning everything you stand for. It's heart breaking and emotional.
CREATIVE DREAMS, is what its about for me.
Art for ARTS sake.
Music, poetry, painting, vulnerable desires connected to your deepest fears, to put a beautifully mastered piece of art out there in the world.
What I'm learning about DREAMS and creativity and being a 'successful' creative.... YOU DO NOT GIVE UP, EVER.
Dreams and desires even if you repress them, suppress them, give up on them, bury them, hide them, scream at them and tell them to get the fuck out of your life. Don't die.
Your purpose doesn't die, even left unfilled, it doesn't disappear.
But one day you will, and it will suck when the lights go out if you're still wondering what if I'd just tried a little harder, what if I had just done ONE more thing?
As I came out of the closet with the truth of who I really wanted to be, I was confronted with heart crushing blows from people I did not expect.
It crushed me, but it didn't destroy me. As I kept going, the greater experience has been the outpouring of love from perfect strangers who have come across my work and and are re-inspired with hope to keep going for their dreams, or maybe just to begin.
Those who have found the courage to stand up against their depression and stare down their fear & anxiety.
My hope is that I am contributing to the greater movement at hand: the liberation of our minds and souls through creation, sharing our gifts with the world through exchange and business, healing and receiving healing, and following our hearts to wholeness.
My friend Naomi Wachira just busted her Kickstarter goal by over $1000 with 3 days left, and she will be releasing her first full length album in December!!! All because of sharing and community. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!