Journal : The weight is a gift. | Seattle, Washington – 2017

This process has been a journey, or this journey has been a process. Depends on how and when I look at it.

What remains consistent is the fact that I’ve been told repeatedly that perseverance and endurance are critical to succeeding.

Traveling long distance, even the lightest weight can become cumbersome. Carrying dead weight while trying to blaze your own path, is an exercise in futility.

At my outset, burden was so commonplace in my life, that I was unable to see how many things were weighing me down and holding me back.

Along the way, I feel fortunate to have eschewed so many negative aspects in my life.

Currently, I am in the last leg of my 10,000-hour commitment to myself and my art. I’ve come to realize that I do not wish to cross my personal finish line carrying a weight that I don’t have to.

I’ve worked way too hard to have anything hold me back, especially myself. In the coming months and weeks, I will be sharing personal essays, articles, and updates as they relate to my ordeals.

Much of my personal growth and development has been through the shared experience of others that have traversed similar paths. In this spirit, I am going to speak about dark and painful aspects of life, as they relate to my own journey.

My intention is not to wallow in despair and self-pity, but to “speak truth to power” by sharing my adversities and insights in overcoming some of my own obstacles.

It is my desire that this process will allow me to become more self-aware by gaining additional personal insight and help anyone encountering similar challenges themselves.

I am looking forward to the opportunity to grow and share with you in the process.

Thank you for your support!

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