I remember, as a kid, the year 2000 being a cool and scary number. That felt like yesterday. Now, it’s 2017. And well, what can we say? It’s another year to get things done. And that’s what we’re going to do.
We’re going harder on the vlogs and funny video skits. I’m going big on collaboration. The craft of storytelling and acting are huge for me this year. I’m revisiting my drum grooves to keep up with my chops. I’m becoming super comfortable with myself, my image, and my personal brand. You’ll notice in my pictures. And as for music, I think this is the year where everything is going to click and I will finally see what can be done with it.
Is there a plan? Yes, make content like crazy. Simple as that. Work, work, work. Share, share, share. And be grateful always of the process. Because I am. Content? Never! Grateful? My God, how can I not be? “Entertainment is a luxury,” as Denzel Washington once said. It’s not hard. It’s a privilege.
I have to admit something. It may come out as selfish. But I want you to see me, like me, and well smile if I throw a gag or two. Be moved by my creation. Even if it’s 30 seconds. Like the musician who wants you to hear them. I want to be seen. Laurence Olivier told Dustin Hoffman, after asking him why does he act? Olivier revealed why for all actors, “[I want people to] look at me, look at me, look at me.” Is this a 2017 goal for me? Well, not really. It’s my motivation to get better always. I want you to experience a better version of me as my content becomes stronger.
Here’s the struggle: I need to find a way to make a living out of this. But I’m patient and honest with myself. I still have a lot to go, a lot to do, and a lot to experience.
So, a toast to 2017. It’s going to be a phenomenal year. And, yeah, don’t be mean to those “new year, new me” people. The world needs encouragement right now.