|Thurs, September 21, 2017 at 9:34 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Before I started building a multimedia network, I never realized how important time is. I often find myself stretching myself too thin and moving too fast. Most of my time consists of clocking in at my 9-5, being a father, and building the network. And within those times, I don't really have much time for myself. This isn't a journal entry complaining about that either. I actually enjoy the fact that I'm always busy. I. LOVE. IT. Every now and then I have to force myself to turn my computer off, put the pen/marker down or even do something as simple as sitting down for a minute and watch a little tv. It seems like there is never enough time to actually LIVE. I set all of these expectations for myself and then I find myself overwhelmed because of these expectations. Which is crazy because I'm literally torturing myself by doing that. In the back of my mind, I'm always thinking there's someone else trying to build the same thing that I'm building with The Uprising Network. I'm running against something that I don't even see currently happening in the city as of yet. Even if there is someone doing what I do, I should either A.) Connect and build with them and/or B.) Put my blinders on, enhance my tunnel vision and work on my OWN projects 1000%, not worrying about anyone else. Working with others would definitely lighten the load. Its just my competitive spirit that I can never imagine going anywhere. Plus the spirit of competition is what keeps me going. Crazily, I have my moments where I literally feel the need to sleep for days because of how much I work. And I crash....HARD. Of course I could never get that much sleep, but it just feels like I'm always exhausted. So, to everyone out there. PLEASE make time for yourself. I know it's much harder than it sounds ESPECIALLY if you're a creative, but it HAS to be done. When you're creating, no one knows what you're working on but YOU before the world sees it. So what's the real rush? I had to find out the hard way to never rush the art...it's really not going anywhere. Pace yourself, you'll be great regardless. Now, I have to play 2K for a while to clear mind. Always remember to stay blessed.