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Apr 22

Illuminate.

Never allow fear to dictate your life and success. Progress isn’t present in the comfort zone. Identify what you love, take a chance - dive in. We’ll spend time regardless.

mrcheyl:

Shout out to the people out there on their grind, working night and day, staying in school, or doing whatever it is they have to do to get by and keep their head above water. Shout out to the people that have struggled and felt the burn of defeat but constantly strive to overcome the odds and make something out of their lives. Shout out to the people that were stuck in toxic environments and around toxic people that didn’t promote growth and maturity but yet found the will and motivation to set themselves apart and dared to be different.

Success doesn’t land right in front of you gift wrapped with your name on it, you have to go out and get it. There isn’t some met method of being successful either. Some people go to college, some people skip college and jump right into work, hoping that the experience they will attract employers. Everyone has a different method of achieving what it is they define as success, and you should respect their determination for trying to stay on their shit, in a world where faith in humanity and hope seems to be dwindling much too rapidly.

All this was meant to do is elaborate on my previous post, cause a lot of people sit at home and half ass their way through life, or more often, the developmental years of their lives, and assume that things will just work out in the end. You need to get off your ass and work for what you want. Do whatever it is you have to do right now, so you can afford to do whatever the hell is is you want to later in life. It’s not rocket science, although for some of you that might be your thing.

This isn’t meant to look down on anyone that’s been slacking on their shit, if anything let it serve as a means to motivate you and get you back on track. Everyone has moments of weakness and times where it seems like the odds are too much against you to try, but if you’ve got air in your lungs then fucking go after the life you want to have. 

Hope everyone has a good day; much love to you all. 

Apr 22
Motivation/Odds/Life/Defeat/Recognition
Apr 17

'Magic In Motion'

Lloyd x Big KRIT x Marian Mereba x Slade Da Monsta

4 A.M.

Amazing session.

moosevox-deactivated20130802 asked: What is something you would encourage everyone to experience before they die?

cinniie:

I have tried to think of a good answer to this and I don’t know if the one I am about to offer is ideal but it’s something that I have experienced myself and it is one of my favorite feelings.

I would like to encourage others to create something they are proud of. I think taking pride in what you do—getting excited about your own projects or endeavors—is a wonderful, invigorating thing. I think that no one should go a lifetime without creating something with their own hands. Without putting into existence something that wasn’t there before. 

I think it’s important to do that. Just once at the very least.

Why? It’s enriching, and it makes you aware of your own potential, your talent, it connects you with the world, with others. Creation is, I believe, one of the best things we have to offer. And I don’t mean just art. Organize a club. Create clothing. Prepare a meal from scratch. 

The feel of doing something yourself—and taking pride in it—is a pleasure no one can feel but you. Putting your all into something and deriving happiness from it is such a satisfying thing.

Try it.

Apr 9
Nostalgia, ultra.
Captured by Derek White
Mar 28

Nostalgia, ultra.

Captured by Derek White

Mar 22

Creating with Paper Frank.

Mar 13
Mar 4

Oh well, the devil makes us sin.

But we like it when we’re spinning in his grip.

Daily reminders from distant friends.
People never get the flowers while they can still smell em’.
Mar 1

Daily reminders from distant friends.

People never get the flowers while they can still smell em’.

Feb 25

iTunes shuffle knows me well.

Good morning.

'I go forward and leave the past as only a memory of what I have learned.'
Feb 18

'I go forward and leave the past as only a memory of what I have learned.'

Feb 18

One of Marvin’s best live performances of ‘Distant Lover’ .. visibly high and emotionally drained, the passion and pain he channeled through music was unmatched. 

Such an amazing, troubled soul.

At times you have to distance yourself from the daily distractions and look within. 
Going through it means you’re almost there.
Feb 18

At times you have to distance yourself from the daily distractions and look within.

Going through it means you’re almost there.

Feb 18

Spread love, it’s the Brooklyn way.

Greatness consumes you. Less turns to excess. It’s never enough - until it’s too much.

Then it’s over.

Wake up sober. Glass, pill, line, joint. What brought us to this point?

The ecstatic. The lights. The intensity. The scrutiny. The jealousy. The gifts. The rendezvous. The half truths. The whole lies. The why’s. The drunk drives. The flashing lights. The fights. The love. Lust. Misplaced trust.


The moments.

Never felt more alive, yet lost at the same time. Nights we’ll never forget, with people we won’t remember.  Remnants of each city, distant lover. Kisses in public, relationships under covers. Parlaying with people I’ve waited my whole life to meet. Private suites. Everything at your feet.

"What does it take to feel secure?
A place with wooden floors and space to put awards?
A couple of parking spots and maids to do the chores?
The cars you always wanted, the women that you adore?”

You’ll find happiness in success, but success won’t guarantee happiness. Reaching your peak prematurely places you in an awkward equilibrium. Happy to have skipped the ‘line’ - until you’ve reached the front, only to realize vital keys are stuck somewhere in the middle. Backtracking, you learn lessons in reverse.


Blessing or curse?

Surrounded in this beautiful castle, no drawbridge over the moat.

Stay afloat.

Feb 13
Benjamin Button