My insomnia has me looking back on what my turning point was, what caused a pivot that shaped the direction that my future took. It's surreal when you're able to pull up Google Maps Street View and it allows you to view past imagery, bringing me back to 2007 which is around the exact time that I was posted up with friends and probably making poor choices as if that's anything new.
There are moments here that I remember vividly and others that I would rather forget, but everything that occurred after I first stepped foot on this block will forever have shaped who I have become today. People question my aggression or the angst I carry under certain conditions and there are reasons for human behavior and this is a portion of mine.
They're events I wouldn't change, dark memories that others would probably prefer to refrain from surfacing. But writing this post from my house in the Hollywood Hills makes me realize that truly anything is possible. It doesn't matter the adversary you face as long as you're willing to overcome it.
Always remember to be humble because you never know what others are experiencing or have experienced to get to where they are today -- the cars, the clothes, the homes, the parties; nothing matters if you aren't grounded while going through it. With everything that I post, I do it to motivate others that have gone through similar situations as hope or motivation that there is something more out there if you try hard enough.
10 years ago I was doing what I needed to, in order to get by, on this block -- 5 years ago, I was locked up in a maximum security remand center (Horizon) in Kingston Jamaica. I've rebuilt from nothing many times over and that lack of fear is what drives success, knowing you can lose it all because it doesn't have meaning means you can obtain that much more. Never be afraid to take risks because those risks lead to a better life and allow you to provide for yourself and those around you.
New business idea? Take action. Stuck in a rut, find a new job, move, do whatever it takes just never give up. Anyone that tells you not to follow your dreams never had the courage to follow their own. We all have our own destiny and we're the only ones that control the outcome of our aspirations.
Focus on where you're going but never forget where you came from.