On my last blog post, I reflected on ‘The Year of Shaniqua’, and mentioned that I wanted to do a series of blog posts about some of the beautiful people who have played a special part in my 2018. When I thought about doing this series of post, two individuals that I met in TCFT in Bridport earlier this year came to mind.
I’m not really about labels and I don’t like putting anyone’s business out there, so I’ll just say that I had never met anyone like them before. Meeting them made me more understanding, even more tolerant and less ignorant about certain things I had a lack of knowledge on. I don’t think they realise how big of an impression they made on me.
More than anything, they became my friends, and if you know me, you’ll know that my friends mean a whole lot to me. I enjoyed creating music with them, reading their lyrics, speaking about their questionable eating habits and having incredibly rich conversations.
Since meeting them in February, I’ve watched them grow and move forward in a myriad of ways, which is truly amazing, considering how shy and closed off they were when I first came into their orbit. I am genuinely happy for them and proud of all that they have been able to achieve, especially artistically.
One of the most amazing things about being part of TCFT is developing relationships with individuals from all walks of life, which challenge you and expand your mindsets. Meeting Billy and Ken definitely expanded my mindset and made be a better person. The five days spent with them will have an impact on my whole life – I am literally not the same person I was before meeting the two of them.
I hope to see a little more of Billy and Ken in 2019, but more than anything, I hope that my friendship with them will continue for years to come and that we will have the opportunity to create more art together.
So to Billy and Ken, thank you for being such a special part of my 2018, contributing to my growth and having a significant impact on my life. I love you lots.