This morning, I was walking out of my parents house, cousin in tow – he is doing a summer program, not mine, at the NHCC as well. As I slowly got myself out of my chair and marched toward the exit my mother said “You work to hard my son…”
I knew exactly what to say, “When there is money and a reason attached, it is too hard not to say yes…” She agreed. We are a family of workers. We never let the time of day, the sun and its setting, get the best of us. It is how we were raised; it was the examples that were set – the model rolled out as one to follow, and so WE did. I have two amazing brothers who work themselves tired as well, to support their families. WE all have families these days – small, and growing… but families of our own nonetheless, and when I think about what we do to make sure we: eat, laugh, and love, there is one word – WORK.
I will never complain about “too much work…” It really isn’t in my nature, and tired, although being used today, isn’t a word I like the presence of in my vocabulary. I refuse to complain about too much work to do when our nation has a 7% unemployment rate. That just seems a little bit ridiculous, no? At least I think so…
So, here we go – for a few more weeks I have: Voces, JustWrite, Urban Verbs, and UNM’s Writers in the Community; thankfully! I appreciate all those that partner, lend to the hustle and continue to push me to push myself. I don’t do this alone – I’ve got a team at my back – and so, although Immastar Productions is a “sole proprietorship…” It really is a fantastic voyage – on a cruise boat of believers. Let’s sail onto and into the horizon my friends – the hustle simply cannot stop here!