In the Hustle of Hope

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Do you live in New York? It is an extreme environment representing all the world’s characters, every type of doer, shaker, or creator. Everyone either wants to be someone or already is someone. This is mainly due to the fact that the rent is so high. The hustle is non-negotiable. Most consider the expense worth the it. Those with the most discretionary income hustle in other ways, like funneling funds into expensive art at auctions, the new ‘appreciation’. Have you visited New York and stayed in someone’s place, not a hotel? In these more private parts :: where drug smells can permeate the halls-where food smells can seep through the walls-where sounds of lovers fighting or loving can pierce through … Read More

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Passion and Productivity

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Being productive, feeling productive, engaging in productivity…such a seductive concept, word. It literally is just ‘what are we doing with our time?’ This is the sole reason people get hung-up on that ‘living your passion’ concept. Like you should be spending all of your time focused, working on, generating this idea, start-up, project, item to sell online, or whatever the hell it is. The TRUTH is: most passion-focused people have day jobs. Most passions are feel good. They keep our sanity, they connect us to other humans, or give us a stress relief -an outlet from the day-to-day. Consistently going to yoga and loving yoga doesn’t mean you should become a yoga instructor or study all the various modalities; like … Read More

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Keep On Keepin On

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I’m having a moment. I need to get something off my chest. Yes, I may be taking something personally, but this is my blog and I can do that. And seeing as though I haven’t posted in almost a month, I might as well with enthusiasm. Just a little background: I put out an EP (6 songs) vs an LP (full album) almost a year ago. The same month I did so, I thought to myself “I will not be a starving artist.” and essentially got a full-time (at the time) job, almost the same week. I am not making excuses when i say that I didn’t have the time to hustle the music. I am being honest when I … Read More

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This Little Light of Mine

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…let it shine, let it shine. Made it to the end of the week. I had insomnia every.single.night. this past week! I do not recommend it; it kinda makes you hate things, and people, and light. I woke this morning and promised myself if I made it through my entire to-do list, I would treat myself to a glass of champagne. I write this post from the other side of halfway through the second. Throw a girl a bone. I am always honest. There are a lot of things i dislike in my mind, but on the other side of having accomplished them, I’m excited. I try to remind myself of this when I start over-thinking. Like writing this blogpost, … Read More

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