IS THIS REAL LIFE.
So, I haven’t written one of these in a while and I’m not even sure if anyone cares anymore, but as always these are for me to look back on.
I don’t even know where to start!
So TrueStylez is this thing I’ve been working on with my close dude friend Karl. When we started we thought it was a good idea, but didn’t think it was going to blow up as big as it has in such a short amount of time. The endeavors that we are about to embark on were things we were thinking about after a year of just focusing on the channel. I’m currently working on our third choreography feature, but just hearing the support we have from our peers and even some of the local businesses really means a lot to me. It’s good to know that people love watching what you love creating and I’m now realizing that when people say to follow your passions, DO IT. Big things are about to happen with this as a channel and company (yes, company). People are still going to have negative opinions regardless of if you play it safe or not. It hasn’t always been easy as sometimes we have to be hard on each other, and some people are just haters but at the end of the day, it’s all worth it. I’ve met some pretty cool people so far, watched the channel grow, and this is honestly just the beginning.
Shameless Plug: http://www.youtube.com/truestylezcompany
So. I got a job offer in California (well two). They are both for a short time, but I made my decision. The first one was to teach at UCLA for 3 months and the second one was to work on the BET Awards. I had to make a decision because of the dates but, I’ll be teaching film at UCLA this summer and I am soooo excited! I know it’s going to be a lot of hard work, but YOLO lol. I’m ready for this challenge. Teaching film will help me realize what I need to work on as a filmmaker and what I actually know. I’m also glad that I’ll be able to pass on my knowledge and hopefully inspire more children to get into the arts.
With that being said, here’s some BIG NEWS. I’m really trying to see if once I get there, I can just STAY. THERE.
I went to Playlist Live a couple weekends ago *cough* video is coming fairly soon *cough* but I got A LOT of networking done, and I’m hoping to do some videos with some slightly bigger YouTubers. I have a Google Hangout that has been long overdue with the Nive Nulls (go check them out) and I’m hoping to meet up with RickyShucks for a tid bit when I get there.
OTHER SEMI-IMPORTANT SHENNANIGANS.
Just when I thought things couldn’t get any better, I can’t really talk about this one in much detail since I do work in entertainment and not everything can be talked about and it isn’t completely set in stone, but over this past weekend I was able to have dinner with Bart and Joe of JustKidding Films. I applied to work with them last year before graduating film school. They considered my application back then, but didn’t know if I was able to move to California. Over 4 Rivers, a great conversation between Bart and I was had. We talked about the businesses, good places to live in California, my experience with film, hopes and dreams, and just YouTube business stuff in general. He was SO nice and knowledgeable and let’s just say, stay tuned on my vlog channel over summer because….reasons. ^_^
As of right now, I’m just trying to maintain. Maintaining is a good word for me right now. I can’t really do much until I’m in California so I just have to maintain. Maintain the channels, maintain relationships with my network of people both in Florida, California, and other states and last but not least, maintain my part time job so I can continue saving to prolong my stay in California.
I seriously don’t know when or if I’m coming back to Florida once I go. It’s kind of scary but…Isn’t this what life is all about?
I’m ready for this adventure. Wish me luck!