They say imitation is a form of flattery, and it’s no secret that watching videos and copying others in their artform can be a great way to learn skills, techniques and so forth. And I am by no means promoting plagiarism – but learning how to paint sometimes means copying the masters until you’re ready to claim your own voice.

And there comes a point after all the learning and taking in the information where you just step into yourself and find your own voice. Your voice can show up in words, paintings, music, dance, and so many other mediums.

The challenge, of course, is that maybe you don’t like what you hear from your own voice at first. Maybe your voice is still filled with the sound and tone of other people’s voices. And thus the journey begins.

Explore the following questions in a quiet place :

  1. What angers you?
  2. What makes you cry?
  3. What have you overcome?
  4. What have you mastered?
  5. What did you want to be when you were younger?
  6. If you had all the money in the world what would you do?
  7. If you had all the time in the world what would you do?
  8. What change would you like to see in your life?
  9. What change would you like to see in the world?
  10. If this was your last day on the planet, how would you spend it?

So why do these question matter when finding your voice?

Well they allow you to go exploring of what is actually holding you back and slowly but surely bring out all the things you stand for and believe in.

Let me share with you :

I get angry when people don’t follow their ideas, dreams and passions. I believe you were given them for a reason and it’s your job to ensure that they come into reality. I cry when people give up on themselves because of the stories or excuses they bring and state why they can’t follow their dreams.

I’ve overcome living in foster care through neglect and abuse. I’ve mastered to adapt to whatever challenge comes my way – to go with the motion – this is what foster care has given me and prepared me to go through the journey with my son.

I wanted to be an artist, a rock star. And in a way, I have achieved this already. I interview amazing people and sell my own art. But I also get to help and support people on their journey – and that in its self is rock star material if you asked me.

I want to see people believing in themselves. I want people to support one another instead of tearing each other up. I want for people to get clear on what they want and then go after it to make it happen.

And I am going this with this blog – this blog is my voice. My voice for change and transformation. My voice to share with you that your life can look and feel like what you want – and it doesn’t have to be lived in a box.

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