Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Maybe

Maybe it's the insomniac in me that has me writing this at such a bewitching hour, maybe it's the blueberry muffin I ate before I left work earlier, maybe it's my dougie... I DON'T KNOW! I kid, I kid. I just thought I'd show some love to some people who are interesting in their own rights.

  • Aaron Butler - That's my brother! No, like, seriously... That's my brother. He's older and has the best advice on pretty much everything. I thank God for him; he's my best friend. Whether it's with my writing or some new tracks I've made, he's supportive and always honest.
  • Matt Brown - This dude... I can't say enough good things about him. Pretty much anyone that's been around me knows that I can go ham sometimes, and he's been one of my friends who has that coolness to balance me out. He hoops, makes beats (makes me keep raising my own standards), and is real funny on the low. Mad props to Matt for being a a good dude.
  • Juice Mayne - I'm not going to use his government, but this is another cool dude that I've down with since ninth grade or so. One of the most laid back people you'll ever meet, and he always knows how to find a good time.
  • Arabia Thompson - When I make it big someday I definitely have to pay her back for her birthday dinner last year... (Sorry Arabia!) Fortunately for me though, she doesn't hold any grudges. She's rather petite, but easily one of the toughest and most focused young people I've probably met up to now. She also has a big heart, but you definitely don't want to rub her the wrong way...
  • Cristina Thomas - She's definitely someone I respect. She's funny, intelligent, and isn't bad on the eyes. Easily one of the best friends anyone could have and now she's a college graduate. Way to go, Tina!

And well, I guess that does it. I'm starting to feel a little sleepy now, so hopefully everyone I shouted out gets to see this. Later...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Summer

As I sit here and type this, all I can think about is how far I've come in the last year. Between taking some time off from school, and spending the better part of my time working, I've had more than enough time to contemplate my future. While I may not like where I've found myself at certain points in the past, I definitely know where I want to be in the future... The only thing keeping me from getting to that point is my self-doubt.

My race doesn't represent me as a person, especially a young person in America; only my work ethic and what I'm willing (and able) to apply it to. And it's crazy when I think about it, because it's tough for people of all ages to get jobs, and perhaps more importantly, find great opportunities. With that being said, I'm just counting my blessings and thanking God for what he's given me.

He's put all the people in my life that I could ever learn from, and then some! Imagine that. At 22, I'm finally starting to learn that my parents and my elders were right about many things. No matter what, making the best of school and your education is usually the best option in pursuing your future career. And regardless of what people say, you should never believe your own hype. After all, we all have room for improvement, and I'm not talking about that one Drake mixtape.

So as I reflect, I'm going to enjoy this summer evening. After all, right behind Christmas, it's probably my favorite time of the year.