So here’s the deal…
I’m new here…like really new…but I’m excited to be new and to be here. I’m sure you’re asking, even two sentences into this, “alright, what’s so important about this guys blog?” To be truthful…I don’t know. I’m not sure if there’s anything ground breaking that will come from what is posted here. It may never be read by anyone other than my friends and family. To be brutally honest, it may just end up being for me to help reflect on things. However, what I do know is that there is much more to this world than what I’ve seen in my 24 years of life and every time I meet someone new, I realize how beautiful and unique every persons story is.
After reflecting on 2018 (one of the busiest yet growth filled years of my life) I’ve recognized three very specific things. I’ve realized that every person…
is a Storyteller
is a “creative,” whether they realize it or not
has a unique perspective of the world, and that perspective is critical to see
Indulge with me for a moment and agree with me that all three of these things are true (even though I’m sure some of you disagree already HA!). By agreeing that all these things are true about every individual, on the plant, then I’m going to propose that we have an even greater calling as human beings. I believe that it’s our job to call these truths out of one another. The people we love, the people we don’t quite like, friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and anyone else you meet daily! We should be listening to stories, and telling our own! We should be recognizing where creativity lives within the people around us, but also where it lives with us. And, with that information we should be expressing it in regards to how we see the world.
At the end of this past year (2018) I told myself that I wanted to begin/create something that allowed us all to recognize that we are more similar than we are different. Not necessarily in an earth shattering way or an “end world hunger” kind of way. Simply just a loving human nature kind of way.
Here’s my hope…I want to create something that isn’t just my thoughts but also a combination of thoughts from the people around me and also the people around you. Being a musician, songwriter, and worship leader (among other things) I want this to become a conversation of thoughts, stories, ideas, and dreams for everyone, but specially for people who find themselves in a similar place as I am. A “Creative Manifesto” for those who have dreams and aspirations that are bold and specifically those in the creative industry. I want to help those who are ambitious and have BIG dreams to chase them, but also to help everyone else around them see that they can chase the BIG dreams of their lives too.
Can’t wait to talk more soon,