This may be my last year in Chicago for a while. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and as much of a home as this is for me.. The calling I have and passion is basically wasted potential out here.
I don’t know where I’m going yet but I have an idea.
It’s taken me years to recover from some mental shit I couldn’t get together. I haven’t been back to school since because of medical and financial reasons, but I think it’s about time I go back and do what I need to in order to achieve my dream job.
This year is all about saving up and getting my finances together if that’s the path I choose, it won’t be an easy one. But I think it’s the right one.
I’ll never forget the people I met in this city or the amazing things they did for me and helping me regain my will to live again. I’ve never felt more alive and inspired. Even the shitty times and people have filled my journals and sketchbooks with character inspiration.
But I can’t get over this longing for more. I want to be in the animation field. I don’t care how hard it will be to get there, but it’s what I want to do with my life. Even if it means giving up everything I built here. I don’t find my presence in this city is a huge one and I don’t think anyone will suffer greatly if I leave. So yeah. Just been on my mind for the last couple months and I think it’s gonna be this.
I have a year to get it together.
I remember this kid from Mississippi cracking up over this song with me while we were rebuilding homes for Katrina victims my first visit in 07-08. He didn’t believe me when I said Japanese chicks rapped. hahaha