One thought that I have been pondering over the past couple of weeks, which I learnt when I was over in America for 4 months,  is:

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

For me, it would be alot – at a guess!

Here is my list:

  • I would travel the whole of Europe this summer; but I’m scared of Europe – so many languages to do it all alone.
  • I would do Into The Wild type of adventure after NYC but I can’t afford it [ the BIG scare of debt] and I’m scared of American Customs.
  • I would paint. And I’d paint real good. I’d paint – but I’m scared I’ll end up getting a low grade and demoralizing my expensive degree. I can’t afford to do that.
  • I’d I’d fly poster and graffiti and form an artist revolution. But I’m a scaredy cat!

I have come to realize, my ego and lack of discipline has made me  a somewhat, self-righteous, a pessimist,  and, at times, a flat-out hypocrite.  We love to criticize others; however, I’ve come to appreciate the fact that, even in their ignorance, there exists a strong sincerity that if those of us who know better could possess and act upon, the world would be changed in a day.

True revolution is not about just grabbing a gun & killing the enemy.  If you want to truly be a revolutionary, it starts with love; love for yourself, your family and your community.  Nothing can be fought and beaten without the existence of love.

A true revolutionary in today’s world is a faithful husband, a good parent, a honest business person.  A revolutionary is sincere and genuine.

I had to learn that the hard way.  I pledge to be more straightforward and honest with you about my intentions and abilities.  I will not betray myself nor my people.

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Mental note for myself for 2mozzle. DO WORK.

Finish my self assessment form (2/3rds there!)

Buy a printer and print your work and notes and stuff off.

Reevaluate my artist statement – edit downnnnn!

Perhaps start to get my artist research/ influences ready in a folder?



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