November 10, 2017
First time here? Me too
So, I want this to be a conversation.
I don’t want this to feel like an interview where I show you my resume and we judge each other on what we read about the other.
I’m here and you’re here.
And I’m happy about that. I’m glad that we can come here to have a conversation. (It’s funny, the more I say this the more this feels like a dating site, which it’s not).
But since this is my first real blog post I want to share something with you.
I have no idea what I’m doing with my life. Then again who can truly say that they do? Although we make plans, things are always subject to change. I don’t even know why I’m writing this or even in this format, but hey it feels right and it makes me feel more comfortable. Hopefully this feels like a relatable style of reading as it does writing.
I pretty much just end up places and try to make something of my time (like my great grandmother asked me the other day). I guess that’s all we’re really supposed to be sure of, that we’re making good use of our time while we’re still alive. That being said, my great grandmother, the great Adline Agatha Coley (RIP), was 103 years old when she asked me “you making use of your time”? I took a deep breath as I thought very deeply before I answered her, “yes grandma”.
Even though I have no idea what I’m doing, I know that I have been making use of my time doing whatever it is that makes me or even one person happy. After my college graduation I had no idea where I would end up, career wise, in the months to come. But what I did know was that I had a responsibility, a duty to “make my life spectacular”. After all, that’s what I put on my graduation cap. And more importantly it’s what Robin Williams (RIP) once said in the movie “Jack”.
The following week post grad, I found myself in London, England visiting family. Then a couple weeks later I was touring Cancun, Mexico with my fairy godmother. After landing back in New York, I took a couple trips with friends to local beaches and restaurants to enjoy what was left of the summer. It wasn’t until a few weeks later that I decided to try branding myself; respectfully as a creative person in as many ways as possible. I started writing stories, poems, screenwriting, and making a couple YouTube videos (some still in post) as a way to better market myself and my talents while exercising my skills.
I still had no idea when my career would start but I realized the more I did for my brand, the more people were noticing me and my journey and wanted to help. I ended up getting accepted into an amazing Facebook group that helps promote and uplift fellow Black Women who are YouTubers and Bloggers, creatively and professionally. Being in this group really inspired me to continue creating my way along self discovery.
Maintaining this attitude towards life created an awesome momentum in the universe and has helped me land a couple great gigs with people in the television and entertainment industry. From the NBA to ESPN and CBS, not to mention the numerous people I’ve have the pleasure of connecting with via LinkedIn. Which is one of my favorite social networks to connect with people and learn a plethora of useful and inspirational information. I call it my “professional Facebook” because I love sharing the incredible articles and videos I stumble upon.
I appreciate how far I’ve come, and the people I’ve been blessed to connect with along the way, who now know of my creative potential and work ethic.
It feels great when people believe in you, and even better when they bet on you. But the best feeling is when you believe and bet on yourself.
I made a vow to never stop working on myself because I’ll never know where I’ll end up next.
So, I hope you haven’t gotten bored and just started skimming through this blog post like I do when I get bored halfway. If you are that’s okay. Maybe I’ll add a crossword puzzle on the side so you can have something fun to do in between reading my posts. I prefer tic-tac-toe but I can get competitive sometimes so I’ll just leave that out.
But like I said in the beginning of this post, I want this to be like a conversation. I don’t want to feel trapped in a one sided relationship, I want to hear from you too. Tell me how you feel about things and life. Like I said, I have no idea what I’m doing with this blog. But I’m here. And you’re here.
And I think that’s how it starts.