I've always struggled with expressing my whole self to people. I guess you can say I just didn't want to be judged or pitied. The hardest thing for me these last couple of years has been finding how much of myself do I give when it comes to being social but also private. Having a media and production degree makes it easy to understand media and why certain things are portrayed the ways they are. But for me I've never thought about putting myself out there via social media, video or blog like others have, until now. I'm happy to say that I've come to terms with a lot that has happened to me in my past and how it's made me grow as a person. I have a lot to give and want others to see me for me, and not for the person I've portrayed myself as. This year I've vowed that I'm going to take the leap and start recording my life. I'm happy that I have the creative freedom to take this leap and make the most of it. I know that it's not going to be easy, that some days I'm not going to want the camera in my face, and some days are going to be hard for me to get my emotions out. However, this is going to help me let a lot off my chest, show others that lows don't last forever, and it's perfectly normal not to be normal.
I understand that a lot of celebrities, and athletes are viewed as role models. A role model is something I've never looked at myself as until one of my athletes pointed it out to me this past fall. Role model or not I want people to look at me and see that anything is possible no matter where you come from or where you've been. I'm excited for you all to join me on this journey this year. I will be capturing my moments of my first track meet this coming weekend. If you have not subscribed to my YouTube make sure you do to keep up to date when I post a new video. Have a great week and remember to be as creative and spontaneous as you can this year. Step out your comfort zone and explore yourself in a deeper way!