- Today marks the last day of 2017. If I am to be completely honest with you, I don’t pay much attention to the date, let alone the time. Whether the sun is up or down, whether it’s a weekday or weekend, whether its winter, spring, summer or fall. I treat each and every day the same. The whole concept of time doesn’t really apply to me since I’m bad at listening to society’s definition of a biological clock, or refuse to acknowledge grey hairs as an emblem of old age, or the notion of the successful young archetype typically associated with early and effortless success. Well to whoever created these supposed cultural ideals and norms, I’d like to introduce you to my middle finger as I walk away laughing to go focus on my dreams. I can’t afford to waste a single second of my time and energy on that sort of nonsense. The only time that matters to me is the kind that separates this post, to the box that awaits me six feet below the earth. And since I don’t know when that moment will I arrive, I choose to utilize, maximize, acknowledge, appreciate, and engage all the time that I can get.
I used to associate success with crossing off certain goals by a certain age but life taught me a valuable lesson. It’s never too early to start and it’s never too late to start. Each day becomes a chance to earn my freedom, to live a life with intention, to educate my self, to acquire a new set of skills, to refine my abilities, to make an idea happen, and to be who I am.
To me, that means being able to work on the things I enjoy doing most, which typically revolve around creative projects. These intellectual curiosities challenge and encourage my inner self-expression, thus allowing my true nature to thrive. Every day I do my best––To show up, pursue excellence, and bring my best self so that one day, I do not depend on others or have my entire livelihood be subjected to employers, potential crashes, crises, overtakes, economic downturns or environmental factors. To be able to take my thoughts, feelings and emotions and give them a voice through art that supports and embellishes my lifestyle. To build a fully liberated and unfettered free life that belongs to me. -