We strive and strive in efforts to attain our zenith. Whether it be defined by attaining success of whatever form, we strive. Through faith, we strive. Through love, we strive. A part of me wants me to delve into the entire story from its beginning, to its end, but I'm afraid t would be quite lengthy. I am aware my generation does not fancy reading, so why bother? About a month ago, I achieved a stride closer to my zenith when I was invited to visit Essence Magazine's office by a friend of my sister's. It was supposed to be sort of a meet-and-greet sort of thing with the who's who behind the collective genius of Essence, but the results of that day was more than I anticipated. I had the pleasure of meeting the photo editor, as well as the art director and a couple more amazing people. I was so well-received, I felt overwhelmed after spending three glorious hours. In addition to the introductions, I was photographed for "style file" as well as the hair-do sections (not certain of its title and also not certain when both are due to be published). That's primarily one of the reasons this was post was delayed; I was hoping to share the link or whatever, but I can't wait any longer.) In addition to the that, I also got offered a freelance gig for the street-style department. I was floored. Beyond floored, actually. I received a lot more great news--all in one day--phenomenal. Here I am, 21 years young--sharing a vicinity with some amazing women--whom are behind one of THE greatest Black-culture magazine and I'm feeling like I'm literally one step away. Not complacent yet; there is entirely a lot more work to be done. There's always work to be done. Complacency breeds failure. Truthfully: God is as faithful to you as you are to him. That was one of the first things I tweeted almost immediately after leaving the office. My strength of will and faith as well as my talent and presence equates my recipe for success. If you, the individual reading this, are in the process of attaining your brand of success, do not give up. You are usually closer than you think. I specified it as "your" brand because it is entirely up to you to design your own brand of success. Pursue it so diligently that everything you do, results in a greater you. Giving up is an option, but should seldom be your desired choice. Anyways, I digress. After the meeting, I had to celebrate and I did so by shopping. I met up with Johnny to sail the streets of SoHo in search of thrift stores and what not.
Sorta-kinda turned into a mini-photo-shoot; I'll post the rest of the photos at a later time. I need you to indulge in the news above before permitting anything else in.