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August 7, 2017

About Life

It's been a minute since I've visited this blog page. I've been so busy with keeping up with life. You know, the regular leaps and bounds such as trying to figure out how to manage it, growing a business, staying creative and trying to have a social life. Through this, I'm learning more about myself now than ever, Ever since I've turned 40, a shift has taken place. No joke. I'm starting to think about my future, having a family, owning property and how I want to make an impact in this world. Something that was far off my radar back in the day. I'm realizing my worth finally. So crazy how it's taken 40 years to arrive at this point in my life. I've had so many great things happen to me, you would think I had it all together. That's far from true. Like most people, the bad had the best of me as well. Both the good and bad make us stronger people. Well for most people it should. lol. And hopefully these experiences make us not make some of those immature and thoughtless decisions again. If I could give any advice to someone in their 20's trying to figure this thing out, I would say live life to the fullest but be smart about how you manage your money and time with others. Both can be draining on the spirit. Have fun and remember you are worth IT. Don't let anyone tell you different. I said one day I was going to write an autobiography about my life but I don't think I'm ready. I would definitely have to change names, places, and things if I do. lol. We'll see.

 

About the Dance

July 7th, I presented to the world my second art show this year. WHAT A BLESSING! The opening reception was on the same day. My mom and friends came in town for the show. A lot of love was definitely in the room. This show from the other one I had in February definitely showed my growth as a human being and as an artist. I challenged myself creatively and my focus was stronger. This show titled, "The Dance" brings awareness to sex trafficking through ballet and modern dance. Yeah that's the twist. It really blows my mind how this whole underground world of human trafficking continues to be ignored by city officials and within families. Funding is taken away to support safe houses and we (society) continue to keep it "hush hush". Bottomline, we need to put a stop to this by coming together to see how we can put an end to it.  Conversations must happen. It starts with us. #SAVEOURGIRLS #SAVEOURKIDS #SAVEUS.

 

Well, what's next? A greeting card line business, continue promoting both shows, and more importantly, staying centered with God and self. That seems to be working  for me so far.

 

See you soon. And I promise not to take so long to write again.

 

Peace and Blessings,

Derrick 

 

A great organization to support and follow is called MISSSEY. (Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting  And Serving Sexually Exploited Youth) They help women who are victims of sex trafficking. Go to www.misssey.org.

 

 

 

 

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