All my life, people have told me ideas of what they want me to be or thought I want to be.
You should be an actor, a poet, a wrestler, Painter, even a Mcdonalds District Manager.
Seriously, I was in special Ed in high school. We were told to apply for work there after graduation.
I said fuck that and went to Computer Engineering School. I told my guidance councilor in high school I wanted to be an artist!
The school said “There is no money in that! Go to technical college for computer engineering. That is creative, that makes money!”
After five weeks, I flunked out and ended up working crappie job after crappie job.
So I did art school for like, ever!
Some people said, you should be a fine artist. Nobody will hire you for your cartoons.
Others said, be a computer animator. They make the money.
So after a while I was like to myself “WHO BE YOU?!”
Who does RYAN want to be?
So I realized I loved fine art and cartooning and writeg poetry and short stories and screenplays.
So why pigeonhole in anything?
I was like, “WHO BE YOU?!”
I am Ryan Soliwoda!
Writer Artist and Public Speaker in many ways!
I don’t just do one thing…I do all I am interested in!
That’s who be me!
I even write song lyrics now!
Cause I love music!
I don’t care if I ever get published!
I do art for ME!!!!!!
So I ask you?
WHO BE YOU?
Look deep down inside.
Decide what it is you always wanted to do.
Regardless if you think you have the talent for it.
Just because it is not a paid career does not mean you can’t do it!
If you wanna sing….sing and post it online!
No record deal required!
You wanna write……write!
You wanna paint, go for it!
You may not be Van Gogh at first.
Like the shoe commercials say “JUST DO IT!’
So I ask you, “WHO BE YOU?”
Look hard and be honest with yourself!
you will find the way!
Not anybody else’s!
It’s YOUR LIFE!
So be you…..YOUR WAY!!!!!!!
Written By: Ryan Hart Soliwoda
Completed On: 10 / 07 / 2020
This is Copyright: Ryan Hart Soliwoda 2020