Hello September ……….. A Reflection on Change
January is the start of the New Year, but January’s have always been kind of blah for me. For me September was always the month of change and new beginnings, most of my new chapters turned in September. It was in September that I moved out of the comfort and safety of my mom’s house at the young age of 16 to live on my own in Kingston, Jamaica. It was a September when the then owner of one of Kingston’s hottest night spots and director of a popular fashion T.V. program called me and offered me a job as co-host on my first television show. It was a September when I decided to drop out of Law school and help with the Marketing of a brand new night club in Kingston. It was a September when I started working on The Lauren O Lauren Show for Flow and we officially started production. I could go on and on about September but I won’t because it will be too long.
I have always been an advocate for doing the things I can’t stop thinking about, being honest to yourself and who you truly are. if you think about something day and night and it haunts you then you owe it yourself to find out why. If you don’t like your job you’re only allowed to complain a few times and then you have to shut up and do something about it. I complain a lot don’t get me wrong complaining should be listed as one of my talents, but I don’t just complain. As a matter of fact there is a method to my complaining, through complaining I create a vision, yes I just said that. After the vision comes the plan, the action and I start putting things into motion because who wants to keep complaining about the same thing forever? Not me I want to move on to complain about something else.
My family well my husband me and my dog have packed up all our shit and we are moving across country. Many people have asked us why? Complacent people who can’t see pass their neighborhoods. Why would you take a risk and go some where you have never been before, a place where you don’t know anyone. Why can’t you stay here where it’s safe, predictable and steady? Why would you want more when this is ok can you imagine if my mom had said that, if she had been a little complacent girl from a very rural part of Jamaica. I’m not telling anyone how to live their life, but I’m telling you this if what I want is out there then I’m going after it. Two things will happen I will fail or I will succeed, one thing is for sure I will not bask in regret at not trying, when I have been given the luxury of waking up another day. We don’t understand the privilege of life and that’s why we waste it. We stand still and allow everything to happen around us, some of will get involved but too many of us will just stand there. While you’re still alive make an attempt at the things that you have always wanted to do, my mom used to tell us when we were afraid to do something; “Nothing beats failure like a try”
Have an amazing weekend everyone Friday is here.