I feel like my dreams are directly linked to what I am going through in my life. When I am stressed I always dream about my teeth falling out or pulling metal out of my mouth. I believe that is because I had braces when I was younger and it was a challenging experience for me. I have a dream about my late cousin and aunt when I am worried about my career, I believe that is because they were always two of my biggest supporters.
Lately I have been dreaming about them a lot. I have been particularly stressed about my career especially since I left my job. I have so many goals and I need to meet them and right away to take it to the next level. With summer approaching I need to be in a position to make moves while the weather is good. One thing about New England is snow storms make it hard to maneuver, so taking advantage of the warm seasons is a must. I need to make some things happen quick before my dreams turn into nightmares.
Some people say, anything worth having is worth waiting for. I say, anything worth having is worth fighting for. I’ve found that if you really want something in this life you have to be willing to go to battle for it. You have to be willing to not sleep, not eat, not spend time with your family pretty much sacrifice everything for it. Kanye West writes in one of his songs that before he made it he locked himself in the basement doing five beats a day for three summers. That is a sacrifice. Tyler Perry spent his life savings and slept in a car for two years, that’s a sacrifice. The results of these two great men sacrifices was success beyond measure. So much wealth that the sacrifice didn’t seem like it was too much to give up once on the other side of the rainbow.
Are you willing to do that? Are you willing to go to war for the desires of your heart?
I am! This is sacrifice season and I am knee deep in my planting.
Faith without works is dead.
What happens when you work and work and work and you pray and you put all your faith in your God and you still see no results because God shows up on his time not yours. It’s like when you first join the gym and your working out hard, changing your diet, sacrificing your favorite foods then you look in the mirror and you don’t see any changes. What is it that keeps up going back anyway? Hope!
The mere hope that what we are doing is not in vain. The hope that after we work and we pray and we stay consistent on our paths that the results of our actions will manifest. Hope can be stronger than faith because hope is there when faith is fleeting. In my “Voyage to Oprah’s Couch” segments I talk about how I believed that I would have been on her show multiple times in my life by now, yet I haven’t. However, I still hope that my day is coming where I will sit on the couch across from her.
I took a step out on faith when I left my job, I hope that, that faith step wasn’t a foolish one. I hope that my passion for writing and acting is not just that. I hope that I will see the fruits of my labor. I hope that I have the strength to stay faithful. I hope that in my imperfections I shall find greatness. I hope that when my patience wears out and I’m all alone losing sight of my dreams that there is a glimmer of hope lingering in the darkness that pulls me through to bask in the light.
This week’s episode is all about support. In episode 4 of Voyage to Oprah’s Couch we talk about the importance of supporting each other in this artistic journey. We go inside the Walk Worthy Brands award ceremony and watch poet Mind.Evolution. win a well deserved award for being a Walk Worthy Brand in the community. Tracy I am so proud to be your friend. You inspire me in so many ways and I hope that I can be as much of an inspiration to you as you are to me!
Thank you Vaeyanna for your kind words it really touched my heart and I hope that you continue to follow your dreams and never stop for anyone or anything!!
In episode 3 of Voyage to Oprah’s Couch we go on location to the Brighter Than Before Ent. Sickle Cell fundraiser. I am a speaker on the author panel at the Soul Passages Book Festival and we support my friend Tarishi “Midnight” as he releases his new album “Starving Artist”.
October is Sickle Cell awareness month. Many of my family members have been affected by this disease so I know first hand the pain that it causes them and their families. Congratulations to Brighter Than Before, Ent. for putting together a great event and bringing awareness to the community.