Dreams are everywhere.
They float around us. They motivate some. They terrify others.
Living the creative life AND getting to do it as a career is a dream that many people seek and few are lucky to obtain. At least that’s what stats and numbers tell us. But it’s not really that hard to go after something. When you put your heart into it, failure is just a speed bump along the way.
No not everyone is going to become a platinum rock star or get top billing in a movie with Idris Elba, BUT we can aim high and find our dreams shaping themselves to our specific best interests. (Says the full time writer #Hypocrisy)
That is what my long-time friend Paris Crayton III embodies. Since we were nerds together in middle school he’s dreamed of writing, producing, and starring in plays and movies. Not only has he gone after it and succeeded, but he’s encouraged everyone along the way. I went from being a singer, to a veterinary assistant, to a dancer, to a travel agent, to a (very short lived) stage actress, to you name it, and he has always been the first person to say: Good for you!
I never imagined that my vast experiences would lead to the writing road. Life’s funny like that. You can seek out a dream and watch it change you like a cloud drifting through your own atmosphere. The weather shifts, but it’s all connected.
I wouldn’t trade any of it. And that’s what Paris is all about. He’s for helping all of us, yes you too reader, “Create Your Yes!”
That is the sign of a true artist. People who rise up and look down on others or forget where they came from don’t last long. Believing in yourself and staying humble is the sign of a true pro.
If you’re near Florida next month he’ll be at the Orlando Fringe Festival doing what he does best: