With the new year coming up, it’s time to get focused! That’s why…I’m taking a break.
I’m not going to say much but I am going to say this: I need to chill. Simple.
I have millions of ideas, goals, passions, but I realized that as soon as I get an idea, I don’t put too much thought into it. No logistics. I just throw some things together and then blast it to my audience. It be looking raggedy as hell and then I get mad when I have no real feedback. No real following base. That’s because I’m not giving you all any real substance.
And for that, I sincerely apologize.
I was always too focused on getting it out first or being original or doing something before some spooky lab steals my ideas out my head and then sells them to the highest bidder. It took me a while to realize that I have quality content inside, but I’m putting out some real android looking content (no offense, okay maybe just a little). Either way, I have decided to silence all of my working projects and go back to the drawing board. I want to focus on two or three main projects and really get them to the height I want them to be before branching off into my mini experiments.
Going into the new year:
- I really want to redo my whole entire podcast with new and original segments, and hopefully more updated equipment/editing in which I can invite guests on the show.
- I want to have set posting schedules so that my audience has something to look forward to every week and it will also offer me a bit more discipline and consistency for my brand.
- I am also working on various events that will expose me to more creatives and influencers so that I can gain more experience and an even bigger network.
I am just super excited about everything that is to come and I am working extremely hard. I appreciate the support and I hope you all stay patient because believe me, it is coming.
“Allow yourself the luxury of someone who likes you back.”
Saying this, or better yet tweeting this is something that would come across as common sense, no? But in all honesty, looking back at all my past relationships whether they were platonic or not, I have failed to follow that mantra.
Junior year of college was rough to say the least, everything was so chaotic and so negative. The main problem that created all that chaos was that the people in my life did not like me. In fact, they couldn’t stand me. My “friends” were making fun of my interests and hobbies, my old flame did the same and constantly lied about everything and it was almost as if it was easier for them if I was sad. I mean, it’s easier to talk someone into anything when they’re depressed and vulnerable.
So when I say that having people who like you is a luxury, I truly mean that. Find people who support you whether you’re just starting a company or your brand has been booming for years. Allow people to be excited to see you and do you favors because you deserve them and offer people that same luxury and commitment.
When dating, it’s so easy to fall into that: “I’m simple.” “I don’t want much, just honesty and attention” mindset. Is that really you though? Fun, happiness, excitement, solace. That’s the shock value that keeps the relationship connected not just put together. Now, I’m not saying that your relationship should be extravagant 25/8 (if that’s your preference, then by all means), but what I am saying is that you should be surrounding yourself with people who actually want to be there. It’s such a freeing feeling simply because you don’t have to put a majority of your energy trying to convince them on why they should stay.
-But that’s just Jamice…of course.
So I am an avid reader and I have been writing all my life and I am proud to say that I am now published on Amazon! I wrote a short book of poems and excerpts that follow some of the darkest and happiest times of life dating all the way back to middle school.
Writing is something that comes easy but also is very hard because I excel at fiction but i struggle with putting my real thoughts into post like these. When I make up characters and scenarios, the words just flow and the story kind of weaves itself. On the other hand, when I report my life in a more non-fiction way, I call it “real time writing,” my words tend to become convoluted and take on this start-stop feel in which I feel like I’m reading a first-draft.
In addition, I always love the art of performing as I grew up in church and I am a singer. I was a part of ‘Phenomenal Voices,’ a performing arts and community service group at SUNY University at Albany, and since then I fell in love with the idea of spoken word.
“Why I stayed…” really hits home for me because it is so personal and so raw; but that I know it will evoke strong emotions and hopefully bring back some of those happy memories for my audience. When writing this, it felt like fiction because of the use of metaphors and heavy symbolism and allowed me to really tap into those emotions without having to name names. I love to write fiction and I am currently working on a few novels that I hope to have done by the end of this year or early 2018.
I hope to turn “Why I Stayed…” into a series of about three or four books that fall into each other and allow people to see the real writer behind the great author I aspire to be. If you would like to support my work, you can add the kindle version or the paperback to your summer reading list!