It’s insane that it took me this long to realize but I was meant to make art for kids. Bright colors and soothing shapes. ✨ I’ve written two children’s books that only an handful of people have read but still encourage me to get it published. More work and illustrations to come! ✏️📚✏️
“acostumbrate a esta forma de pensar porque siempre sera asi”
Day 20/100 of songwriting. Guys today I woke up so happy, smiling and laughing. That has NEVER happened to me lol at least not that I know of. I did pray last night that God would give me peace and guidance though so maybe he worked his magic during the night. Although there are little things here and there in my life that maybe bother me, I am finally putting into practice perspective and the way I can view those things and today I chose gratitude and I hope I can make gratitude so much of a habit that it comes naturally so that instead of resisting something, I can just be thankful for the learning experience and growth it is giving me. Thank you God for allowing me to have control over how I view the world and my life. Amen! .
... Today was one of those days for me. I couldn’t wait until I was alone in my hotel room to just let it all out. This weekend makes 1 year since I watched my stepdad die. At first, I hated myself for staying by his side. I hated I had to see that. The other side, I’m happy I did. Witnessing his death put a lot of life into me. It made me realize that death is real, and I should do everything I ever wanted to do because I’m going to just die anyway. I never lost anyone close to me until I lost him. When I think of him, I instantly think of my other 2 dads and the ache in my heart at times is soo unbearable. With all 3 of them dying so suddenly, it changed me a lot. But, I know one thing for sure, neither of them would want me to be down. Just accept the fact that they aren’t coming back, and to continue going the way that I’ve been going. Man, I know they’d be so proud especially Bill. I can hear the excitement in his voice now. I miss them so much. Bill and Bailey, I have videos and what not, my dad not 1 video with his voice, no live video, no voicemail, no SnapBack no t-shirt no nothing. To keep from crying or thinking about them, I just put the energy into the work and block out things and people that don’t make me happy. People ask if I’m ok, I lie. It’s not like they care anyway. One thing my dads had, was belief in me and all that I started which is another reason to never quit. #queen#followforfollowback#f4f#followme#envywear#followforfollow#follow4follow#teamfollowback ##followbackteam#followme#instagood#followall#followalways#followback#selflove#pleasefollow#follower#following#Photographer#Screenwriter#FilmDirector#Filmmaker#FashionDesigner#instagram#ChicagoArtist#instapic#Chicago#Successful#videographer#entrepreneur
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“If you were in my shoes, you’d learn that sometimes adulting means prioritizing making money and having health insurance over following your passions. I’m not sure what my 23 year old self would think about that statement, but the money needed to keep paying student loans from undergrad and grad school, rent, bills, and saving for the future (eventually moving back to California, buying a house, FUTURE kids, etc), is no joke. Today marks 90 days of going back to working as an X-ray tech full time. It was a tough decision, but it was one that felt necessary at the time. Fortunately I’ve still been able to stay engaged with the restorative justice work I’ve grown to love in smaller ways and that feeds my soul. I know I’m incredibly blessed to be in the position where I have this job as a fall back, but it doesn’t change the fact that I spend most of my work week doing something that I’m not passionate about.” -David