At that strange stage in you’re life. The stage where you’re most likely in High School and worrying about what others may think of you or where you exactly fall in line in perspective as in social groups I’ve lost my way I guess you can say. As a young black teen living in Southern Louisiana, the majority of my ethnic group (around 98%) listened to rap, and that it. My other “close” friends was into country. You was kinda shunned away if you was into metalcore or Rock because you seem “unstable.” And the people that did dressed in all black, I guess you could call them emo or scene kids. Anyways. Me trying to fit in with the “normal” people cause me to steer away from a genre that I loved. I honestly love all genre of music, just as long as I can vibe with it.
Fast forward the clock, I’m just out here living life. My friend Mendoza that was also in the Army at the time told me to listen to this group that was becoming big called Crown The Empire. He told me go and check out their EP Limitless. And before you know it, I’m downloading the rest of their albums, and checking in on other bands like Memphis May Fire, Bullet for my Valentines, and A Day to Remember.
It’s funny. It’s funny looking back at things and just thinking. “God. I was such a idiot to deviate from something I liked just worrying about getting judge.” Worrying about something so petty could’ve steer me in the wrong path and I probably missed meeting some pretty cool fucking people. So let’s all take time and revisit stuff you’ve love and you also can fall back in love with it.
P.S: I know Crown the Empire gets a lot of crap for being a shitty metalcore band, but they’ll still my favorite right now and had been for the past two years 🤘🏽🤘🏽🤘🏽
First of all, I apologize for my absence. Last year I hardly blogged any, I would say I was just busy with life. But truth isI do a lot of my blogging at night, and I like to be in bed by nine because I have to get up and work at 5 o’clock in the morning. I will just not have the energy to sit in front of a laptop and type away, let alone trying to gather my thoughts to write something effective.but I’m going to do is use the speech to text thing and hopefully be able to give me my thoughts without rambling too much.
What I want to talk today is about dreams. I fortunately can say I’ve reached my dream being 28 yrs old on this Earth. Everybody does it, but some people gave up dreaming. Saying dreams are exactly that, dreams. Somewhere along their journey, life dealt them a bad card. In which, halt them or maybe even stop them in their tracks. It sucks talking to these people. I’m the kinda person that want to see everyone achieve what they want because this world is harsh, but yet can be so beautiful and we only guaranteed one shot at this called life.
Majority of those people say they’re a product of their environment, and that’s why they won’t ever reach their dreams. For example, being a African American I can understand how our youth can get wrapped in what’s mainstream. Trying to reach a lifestyle only the %1 get a chance to enjoy, and they get all caught up with gang banging and drug dealing and before they know they’re 18 and get locked up. Let’s fast forward 10 years later. This kid is now 28 and he took his gf on a romantic city air tour. The man finally get a taste of something he wants to do, but wait he can’t because let’s be honest no one is going to hire a pilot with a record. Now I’m not saying that he didn’t deserve the charges. The law is the law. I just hate how people dreams are tarnish before they can even get a chance to realize what their dreams are and work towards them. With all of that being said I do believe there’s a lot of truth behind that quote.
I grew up in a small town of Lacombe, Louisiana. My environment was a country upbringing. I was a bayou boy. I’ll spend all my extra time fishing, hunting, exploring the woods if I wasn’t at school or at football practice. I mentor young kids from the inner city, and at times of course it’s hard for me to relate. I just do my best and always try too tell these kids it’s so important to go out of their environment and see something new. Spend money that they have on adventures, and different stuff that interest them.
What do you dream about? And how that’s going for you? Also, do you believe in that you’re a product of your environment?
This is a crappie post. Lol. But I need to start posting regularly again.