#Food4Thought – Surround Yourself W/ The Right People

This week I had the privilege to work with two amazing artists, as well as, get a photo session in for Senior pictures for a friend’s daughter. Even though I am having a moment of feeling stuck right now where I am at, I surrounded myself with the right people this week outside of the social media chaos.

I had the honor to add local model/R&B singer, Laurel Lynn, to my portfolio, as well as, collaborating my first double shoot with Hip-Hop artist and photographer, Mario Street.

I also got out to karaoke, not once, but twice, this week for the first time in a few months. It was nice to regroup with “the click” for two of my boys’ birthdays this week. I guess it was a good prep for when I re-unite with my mother and famous Cher impersonator, Candi Stratton, for the first time in three/four years. Which is what I need most right now in my life.

What helped with surrounding myself with the people and be able to spend some quality time with my performance mom is allowing myself to recollect and get a new boost of inspiration with the long road I am on in my journey. Especially, with the people who are supporting and helping me continue to keep my feet running with this track.

For me, it is an honor to be able to work with other artists to help brand my name and improve my skills. I made a joke the other day with Mario about how I am an invisible celebrity. How not many fans know of me, but numerous artists do. I also admitted how I preferred it that way as well.

I guess you can’t blame the fans, since I don’t look nothing like how I use to when I worked and performed in the LGBT community four years ago, but I like being low keyed in a sense, while I am doing what I got to do to improve my skills and continue to work on me on the military end.

As frustrated as life gets, you just got to keep pushing no matter how hard it gets. There are days I just feel like giving up, but I look back at all the other times I gave up on things, and it just isn’t an option anymore. I guess a few poems written will help set my confidence back on track where it needs to be to keep on keeping on.

I hope this blog gives you new energy to continue to focus on your passions in life and live free, not as a puppet for any society’s norms. Living free equals happiness. Unfortunatly, it’s a continuous road.

Check out Laurel’s music here: http://www.reverbnation.com/mzlaurellynn

Check out Mario’s music here: https://soundcloud.com/mario-street

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