“Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.”
~ Jack Kerouac
Why, why, oh why, do I insist on trying to mainstream?
Why am I trying to be like that, like everyone else?
I have tried so many times over the years to be normal and mainstream – it always felt wrong and uncomfortable.
I know I’m not like others – I never have been. I’ve known this since I was a child. I am meant for more.
The creative and soulful road I am walking is one that I’m supposed to walk alone.
Always alone… at least for now.
I am a revolutionary – a warrior of words and images – waging a war on all that is commonplace and worn out, especially the acceptable and familiar.
My mission is to boldly shine a light to illuminate the shadows of darkness through my eyes, my words, my art.
This is my purpose, my calling – I’ve always known this.
It is time to unleash the madness inside of me and go after that which makes my heart burn with desire.
No longer will I give in or surrender to those who want, expect and most of all demand normal, boring and mundane things from me. I will not settle ever again.
My battle cry is never conform.
It is time I let the world see the real me, once and for all, completely raw and unfiltered.
I will show everyone the masterpiece that is my sometimes manic and demented mind that is riddled with a burning and untamed madness which courses through my veins and feeds my thoughts daily.
Let them hear my voice roaring out in anguish from being stifled for so many years.
My passion is a burning, relentless fire smoldering with overwhelming desire.
My heart is a loud, beating drum.
Thumping, thumping, thumping.
This has always been the background beat to my life. I have learned to walk with it, not against it. I refuse to stifle or ignore it any longer.
I am here to follow that drumming and pursue the passions of my soul.
I will sing my songs to the world and paint a beautiful canvas of words and images for all to see.
My credo is to live, create, love, share and thrive passionately.