Part 2: Introduction 2.0 - The Beginning?
OK, Let's get this new series started shall we? I have been racking my brain on how to go about this. It's not as complicated as it seems, but I do want to do this right... well, right enough for me anyway.
I have come to the conclusion that this series will take some serious thought and execution. The last series, Decade of Development, was an idea that I came up with just to reflect on my most recent life, give or take ten years or so.... this one will take place, for the most part in the ten years or so preceding the last series...
The hardest part was to pinpoint a starting point. Where the last series took place in quite a linear direction, this will be a series of overlapping stories that have taken place throughout a given period of time. To get myself started on this new journey I have written a couple pieces outside the blog which I refer to as mini bios. Basically, taking a portion of my life or an aspect and constructing a Biography based around related events. I must say that I was surprised with what I came up with.
One may notice that I have named this series "Setbacks & Milestones," detailing the Rizes and Falls... wonder why? If you really know me, then probably not. I was asked a few years ago to put together a little motivational talk for a group of Young Offenders based on my own experiences and struggles related to both getting away from street life and getting into the Music industry.
I claim much of my successes in life and survival on the fact that I truly believe that Hip Hop saved my life, if not music in general. The actual speech I had prepared was of the same name, but detailed specific turning points in which I personally discovered either something wrong in my life or significant events that triggered changes that would lead me to my current path.
A path of discovery, development, chance, change, achievement, positivity & and so on...