So your girl made it through her first DJ Class session and let me tell you, I'm feeling toooo excited! When I walked into Scratch Academy, I have to admit that I was a little nervous. I really didn't know what to expect. But when I walked into the NYC location, my face completely lit up. All around me were sets of turntables, and I felt like a little kid. I just wanted to run up on them and start touching everything!
My teacher introduced herself to my classmates and I and we were on our way to start learning. Looking around, my classmates were a diverse group of people and the list of reasons for wanting to DJ varied. We started with a breakdown of the turntables, learned to mark records, and were taught the three basic scratches. THIS all gave me LIFE. At that moment, I had to pat my self on the back for signing up. I still couldn't believe that I did, but it just made me so happy. I'm just excited to meet people and learn as much as I can.
I'll continue posting about my journey, and I hope its enough to encourage YOU to go for whatever it is you've been putting off. You gotta first START and then be as consistent as you can be. You GOT THIS!
“It’s never too late to start something new, to do all those things that you’ve been longing to do.”
If you know me know me, you know that I am a music lover to the CORE. I live for penning songs, creating playlist, and planning music events. As of late, my full-time job has taken over my life and has left me feeling a little ashamed.
How could I drop the ball on my first love?
How could I pack it away and leave it sitting in a corner?
Is it too late for me to pick it back up?
After some battles with my mind, and me recently turning 30 I've decided that I'm going to do what makes me happy. To me this meant make more time in my schedule for all of my creative goals. One thing I've put off for far too long was the goal of learning how to DJ. I've wanted to learn for the past 4 years and never made a decision on how I would move forward. Now, I totally have my different reasons on why I would want to learn but my number one reason is my love of music - and being able to control the atmosphere of any event.
Well the clock hit midnight on New Years and by the 2nd day of 2018 I was officially enrolled in DJ 101 courses at Scratch Academy the world’s leading DJ and music production learning center co-developed by Jam Master Jay of Run DMC. I can't wait to share my journey with you all as I finally begin this path.
Now. I've been giving myself prep talks since Jan 1st.... I'm just tired of not holding myself accountable to my dreams when it comes to my creating. And though I've said this many of times before, this just feels different.
I want to write more.
I want to consistently practice my guitar.
I want to DJ.
I want to plan more events.
I. Want. To. Create.
I acknowledge that I'll need to work about 20xs harder than the full-time musician who is blessed enough to do this 40 hours a week. For 40 hours a week (and then some) I have a full-time career. But that's NO excuse.
You can do this T.
You got this T.
GO DO THIS T.
(Raises a glass) Here's to all of the dreams and goals we will slay in the year 2018.
“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” -Paulo Coelho