via Daily Prompt: Foreign

It seems just like yesterday I was closed off to myself. I were walking down the street just another face in Chicago. I was wondering, hoping that someone would notice my intelligence and my kind heart. Talking to people day after day and hearing them tell me man your voice is powerful and keyshaun you got something special that you need to share with the people. God has given you a voice and he has an audience waiting for you, you have to accept the calling. My friends and family would encourage me to start a YouTube channel or make my own website, but I wouldn’t do it. I was a little put off by the idea because I’m not interested in social media or having my face on video. So I continued doing the same thing day after day; walking down the streets of Chicago with intelligence in my mind but a closed mouth not willing to see all that I could be if I would just open it. You know if someone would have told me that I would be writing a blog, having my own website, giving of myself to help people I would have laughed them out of the building. This is different to me. It’s weird in a go way. It’s definitely something to pull me out of my comfort zone and I appreciate this. I catch myself sitting back thinking Bruh, hahaa, you got your own website where you can be you. That’s dope, that’s so cool and I’m happy. I rather be doing this than doing nothing at all.

Wassup world. I am Keyshaun Jamel Collins and what can I say about myself. First thing is that I never thought that I would be sharing my life, thoughts, experiences, ideas, and dreams aka my business with the world. I’m simply an introverted guy who views the world differently but prefers to keep to myself. I graduated from college nine months ago with my Bachelors of Science degree in psychology. That’s a big accomplishment for me. Yet, that’s not about me. I am a Chicago native born and raised to a black dad and mom who are still married till this day. That don’t describe me. I got a Puerto Rican and Mexican fiancée; my guy friends I had to break free from them because they were jealous. Couldn’t understand how I had the tools to get that one girl, while they stepped up to the plate swung and missed. That’s not about me. Went outside day after day practicing on what started as a dream in hopes of one day becoming a reality. I did not have the mental strength to let this curricular activity go, so I could realize that this was meant to be metaphor to teach me life and prepare me for my true gift. Now that’s me. I am a firm believer in to whom much is given, much is required (Luke 12:48). My goal is to give back, it is very easy to receive so much in life, but the real reward is to give back that knowledge so you can help the next fellow man under you struggling in whatever his/her situation may be. Through this website I have an opportunity to inspire, encourage and motivate. Paint a picture with my words while telling a story about my struggles, hard aches and pains; also the down falls and faults that I bare witness to everyday while I interact with numerous people everyday. How am I able to achieve this, simple I know myself. I know my self worth as a man because I envision it, claim it, speak it and walk in my authority confidently because I understand it. Like my dad and mom always say “If you don’t stand for something than you’ll fall for anything. Now that’s me.

1 comment on “Foreign

  1. Awesome, congratulations on this! It’s a step in the right direction. Cheers Keyshaun


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