Yeah, the corniest of all titles, but this is too relevant to what I have to say. It’s been an easy life for me until I graduated high school. Having my parents spoon feed me until I was 18 got me into a lot of trouble since… well… I was the last of all my friends to grow up. I had no clue what responsibilities were, I didn’t know WHY I applied to Florida State University besides me wanting to get out of my parents home, and I was painfully ignorant to what life really was (definitely not saying I know how to life because I definitely DO NOT KNOW HOW TO LIFE YET). Anyways, as college started I was free, I guess. I loved and trusted everyone to my upmost ability in hopes of being accepted into a great group of people whom I would love and adore and vice versa, but that TOTALLY DIDN’T HAPPEN. I was backstabbed, ignored, had my heart broken one too many times again and again, and left alone. I really did not understand why this kept happening to me. Like WHY was it so hard to be accepted?
It was because I was looking in the same places expecting the same results, trying to change who I was in order to be “happy.”
Nothing had changed in my life. At all. I was stuck in depression.
Pretty ironic how 2014 “the year of the aquarius” led me to love myself for who I really am (like having an insane honest opinion for everything, speaking my mind no matter what, riding my emotions, and being crazy passionate towards everything/everyone in my life), and got me addicted to change. I joined Vemma on December 31, 2013 at 4:32am, I ditched my destructive relationship (by all means, my ex is an amazing guy, but the timing was too shitty), dropped all of my “niggas” who were never there, and decided to become a full-time risk-taker and lover. And what has it brought me?
NOTHING BUT HAPPINESS
Cool. Done with the corny part.
Now this is the reason why I decided to delete pretty much all 3,000 posts on this blog and somewhat start anew… Inspiration.
YEAH THAT’S RIGHT! FUCKING INSPIRATION!
I had a dream (lol) when I was in high school about becoming an AMAZING FUCKING COOL ASS BAD ASS photographer one day. Totally forgot about that when my camera landed lens first onto my bedroom floor from my bed. That dream came true unknowingly on April 7, 2014.
My friend, Luis, sent me a text that day asking if I could promote his boy Ricky Remedy up here in Tallahassee for a show he was going to perform with GTA and Oscar Olivo. Being me, nice as fuck, I did not even think twice about doing him the favor. He sent me the money (which I gave him my routing number for… yeah I know, insane) and I did the job. He asked me to take some pictures and I was like “Sure, why not. What do I have to lose?”
He then asked if I was going to the show and obviously, being a poor ass college student, I said no. He asked about me going to Spring Weekend (which is the biggest collegiate beach party held in Panama City Beach) and I gave the same response lol. What I WASN’T expecting was him offering me to tag along.
He loved my photo shoot with all the posters:
Yeah this is my fav one with “lil snoop”
And I guess after getting so excited after him giving me all this praise I asked if I should bring my Canon Rebel T2i along… And thank every god in the universe for driving me to ask that question.
After working my ass off with other photo shoots that failed mostly, I was able to get some dope ass pics of a random runner with an oxygen mask, my best friend Caroline, myself, and my neighbor Jordan.
Thursday came along and dude like 9 guys picked me up in a packed escalade and rode out to Coliseum. The thrill of taking pictures and watching everything go on blew my mind. I didn’t know Ricky was such a fucking Trap God, I didn’t know Luis had been working with a talented mother fucker like this, I didn’t know that the manager Ryan was dope as fuck, and I certainly didn’t know his team would be some of the coolest people I ever met like Chad, Kato, Crumb, Taylor, Alex, etc. Like dude, seriously, how could you not fall in love with a flower like Ricky?
After adoring all of them, I even got to meet Jules from GTA. *dead*
I was literally drunk of happiness that I forgot we were going to Spring Weekend… the same fucking night LMFAO!! All I remember was being uncomfortable as fuck, not being in control of my motor skills, getting stuck in an RV park, and seeing sooooo many stars. It was probably 6:30am when we finally got to the hotel, in a room with like seven guys (yeah I was the only girl).
But I had no clue how amazing this weekend was going to turn out. I would go into detail, but here’s the gist of it:
1. Met up with old friends, made new ones
2. Partied on someone’s shoulders just to get a good shot of Herobust:
3. Got to add my two favorite sisters to my portfolio after being 10 feet away from them:
4.Acquired an amazing mentor who’s dedicated to his work and fell in love with a new role model who toured with Tiesto for 5 years:
5. Edited some of the most colorful and artsy shots I’ve ever taken thanks to the laser and light shows and having a little flash:
6. Chilled in the backstage tents with free drinks and got an awesome opportunity to network
7. Witnessed an insane pool party with loads of ass
8. Met Kill the Noise and Etc!etc!, drank champagne with them, and witnessed the two speaking to Ricky about being a unique artist:
9. And finally became a part of an amazing, passion driven team that has no limits to where they are going:
My life changed this weekend to something so big I never thought would ever happen to me. It’s an amazing feeling to meet a group of people who have influenced me so much within the past week of knowing them and have made me want to do nothing, but greatness.All I know is I’m ready to take on all these new challenges and work with Team Remedy to reach greater heights, change lives, grow and flourish like a beautiful blooming spring flowers, and just fucking kick ass.
So, dassit. That’s my introduction… And the rest will be my journey and Team Remedy’s journey!
Thank you guys so much for this awesome opportunity *cries forever*