This past weekend I had the opportunity of witnessing some of my best Columbus friends graduate from the Columbus College of Art and Design. The commencement was held at the Ohio Theatre, a very beautiful venue as you can see. Congrats friends! On to the next. Keep working!
I'm interested to know where you see yourself in a few years... What are some of your goals, or things that you'd like to achieve before 30?
Well, I’m several years away from 30 for starters! …Lol But seriously, that is a very tough question for me to answer. I have a really tough time at narrowing down my goals and aspirations, it’s also tough to pinpoint specific goals because I want to do so much.
My top three focuses are Sole Classics, photography, and education/service/community oriented things. For each of those three interests; I just want to improve, do more, and get better. I want Sole Classics to grow as a business and garner more national attention. This is happening, we’re currently counting down to the release of a shoe we made with Vans. I want my photos to look better and mean more, I want my photos to influence more people, Black Innocence was a start, I want to do similar work but on a larger scale. I want to “get out” more, talk to more kids, be of more influence in communities, do more projects that help lift people up, etc.
I’m not sure where I’ll end up in 5 or 10 years. I really just want to keep getting better at everything I do, every day. I’m pretty confident my hard work will pay off and I’ll be where God intends for me to be…
You seem like a very inspiring person. The way you portray yourself to the world seems very real and very raw. It seems as though you rarely limit yourself and you respectfully speak your mind, and that is very rare. Continue to do great things!
Wow, thank you for dropping off your thoughts and encouragement. I’m truly honored to be of inspiration for you or anyone else. That’s love. Im glad you appreciate my “rawness”, I always try to be honest about everything, I think everyone can relate to ‘what’s real’ because we’ve all felt the same feelings (same emotions/feelings not necessarily feeling the ‘same way’ about the same things) about one thing or another. I also certainly try to make a conscious effort to believe in my possibilities. I never want to limit myself. Sometimes, I do doubt myself, then I fight it, I think it’s just a part of life that we can improve on everyday.
I really appreciate what you said, it’s very encouraging and motivating. One of my biggest fears is working in vain, but small things like this reassure me that my work has purpose. Thank you