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Never Let the Lies Get You Down!

I have been in hiding not because I am ashamed or did anything wrong. It is because I let the lies of the enemy get to me! I let it get to my mind and my spirit which affected me negatively so I had to step away. I had to step away from my passion for spreading “the Word” and from not losing myself once again.

Most days were spent reading scriptures and sharing with others that it might help. I know when I am having a tough day and start feeling lost, angry, or depressed looking to Jesus for comfort NEVER let me down! The joy surrounds me and I know in time everything will be OK because God got this! I don’t get this but He does and I know that is TRUTH.

The enemy can try to but doubt and questions in my mind but it only makes me want to seek Him more. Get to know Jesus better not to hide or shy away from Him. I only shy away from people and that’s not the answer either. The answer is carrying my cross and spreading “the Word” to people through faith, understanding, and most importantly LOVE.

I’m breaking out of my fear and starting something NEW, fresh, and most of all something positive. The positivity of Jesus and the overwhelming joy He can bring to ANYONE’s life that puts their faith in Him.

This blog is OLD and I’m starting a NEW so stay tuned if you follow to my brand new re-vamped creation.

Thank you to all for your love and support through my blogging journey.

 

But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33 ASV

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From High School to Hollywood

Think back to when you were in high school, who were you? What type of friends did you have? What did you aspire to be as an adult? One person that I went to high school with overcame obstacles, changed his appearance, and took a chance to move far away from home with the hope of accomplishing all of his dreams.

His name is Michael Alferoff and we went to St. Edmund Prep together, back in the early 2000’s. Michael was a shy awkward teen, who I saw as one of my friend’s little brothers, trying to hang out with the older crowd. He was always different and creative which helped him drive his goals.

Now Michael is Mikael Brusio. He is an experienced actor and writer with aspirations to become a musical artist/rapper. “Brusio” which comes from the Italian word  for “Buzz” is one of Michael’s nicknames from college.

He fled out to California in 2010 before finishing his degree in Staten Island College accepting his fate to follow his dreams. Michael packed his bags, and headed to Los Angeles to start the beginning of a memorable journey into stardom.

Mikael started getting work just one day after arriving to California. His frat life, in college, helped him become more outgoing and more independent. The first show he ever worked on was “NCIS”. From there, the jobs kept rolling in. From “2 Broke Girls”, to “Big Bang Theory”, “CSI”, and “Modern Family” just to name a few.

Mikael was even in the final three seasons of “Glee.” It must of been his unique dancing and singing skills, plus being a former geek in high school probably helped, as well. Mikael was getting more confident and happier as the years rolled by, meeting new people and landing more jobs/roles. Movies, Mikeal, was apart of were “Batman vs. Superman”, “Anchor Man 2”, “Neighbors” and “Neighbors 2” just to name a few. Whether Mikael was putting on an interesting costume, uniform, make-up, or just working behind the scenes, he was busy, busy at work.

Mikael, who majored in Accounting and Business Management, with acting, writing, and production experience underneath his belt, wanted to use music to inspire, but he didn’t have the best singing voice. Shortly after moving to Cali, he met Que Lamar, an up and coming music producer from Michigan, who would help Mikael fulfill his aspirations in becoming the rapper now known as Brusio. Mikael’s first passion was always writing poetry. Add that with the help of Que Lamar’s musical talents; inspiration was born. 51 songs written later, he is still writing and rapping. His first two songs were “Born” and “Booty Hunt”. Today, he will tell you his favorite songs written are “All Day” and “Follow My Lead,” because they really show you who he is and what his music is all about. His first Mixtape, “Mikz Tape: Brusio’s Rise” can be found online. He has many more songs in the works.

Mikael came from a humble Brooklyn background with two older sisters and two loving parents.

Mikael’s Dad was a former DJ in his night job. His dad would take him out on jobs as a rodee, while his mom assisted in many of his elementary school shows as a dance choreographer. It goes to show you that the creative apple doesn’t fall far from the creative tree. Mikael has many more goals to accomplish in his young life, but as a young man about to be 30 years old, I have no doubt that he will never give up before completing every dream he has ever imaged. Living and working in Hollywood is the best and worst depending on how the days go, especially when it’s hard to find steady work.

Mikael’s advice to all aspiring actors, comedians, dancers, models and musicians trying to break into the biz is “Someone out there is living that life, and that person should be you. To fulfill your dreams, you have to find your riches within before trying to get rich on the outside and all great things start from humble beginnings.” This really humble and sound advice is for this and the next generation, who seem to be more consumed with money and what the world thinks of them, rather than happiness and what they think of themselves. You can work but in your spare time, do what you want to do, before worrying about those almighty dollars that many choose fame for. If you want to know more, or see other photos of his career and Cali life, you can follow Mikael on social media. From a Brooklyn shy nerdy high school kid to a confident, successful Hollywood man, he has given me and many inspiration. I am so proud and happy to still be close friends with Mikael Brusio and to be a part of his inspiring journey.

Review & Reflection

Why I Haven’t Writing, but I’ve Been Living

I have been unemployed for 5 months, the first time in 9 years. I think that is pretty good and I am proud that I have held down jobs, even if I hate them. It showed me responsibility, patience, and determination at a young age even though I am still pretty young being only 28. My first “real” I got was at 18 yrs old. When I say “real” I mean a job that you are on the books, pay taxes, have a boss, and a location you have to be responsible to get to at a certain time every day. Before that I was babysitting because no one would hire me because I was too young and looked even younger. So I have held those jobs. One as long as 6 yrs with several promotions, even if it was just a retail store and I was only working there until I finished college. I am pretty proud of it and it is only now I realize how responsible I was at such an early age with few major f ups and not as nearly as much as my friends at the time. Then I was going through a real rough patch in my life and fell into a deep depression, so I simply stopped going to work at the worst possible time. The time when it was all on me to pay rent, utilities, food, clothing, etc. the essentials any civilized person needs to survive and be a productive member of society. Yes, my first year in my first apartment totally on my own. I will not go into detail the emotions I was feeling or how I did survive those 5 months with no “real” job but I did and I am still in this same apartment. Now I am on week three of my new job and it is awesome but long and can be stressful, which leaves me little time to do what I really love. What kept me going through really dark, and depressing times, my writing. My research, my blogging, my promotions, and everything and anything social media. When you are unemployed and a productive person like myself, you eventually pull yourself out of depression. Get the name and number to a good therapist, talk it out, and work out all the things you like and are making you feel bad. Then you get hobbies, rediscover what you really love. The things you use to do when you were a kid. Before hard, stressful school work. Before going through puberty and liking the opposite sex or the same, which ever floats your boat. Before stressful time consuming boring jobs that you had to have for going out money or money for books. Mine were writing and drawing, I thought I was going to write my own books and illustrate art for those books. So I started the modern day popular version of that old fashion childhood dream, a blog. My blog that I love and with that blog and my own searching I hooked up with an amazing vocalist and songwriter, Gorgeous Frazier (check her sound out: http://www.soundcloud.com/gorgeousmuzic). She needed some help with PR and assisting so I found her “help wanted” ad on Craig List. We met and I work for her, she has become more then an employer but a friend. Then she loved my blog and the effort I put into her career and dream, Gorgeous recommended me to another strong business woman and entrepreneur, Carmen the creator and founder of CC Event that led to growing fashion company, Fashion 4 Purpose (check out their site: http://www.fashion4purpose.org). Carmen, who I haven’t had the pleasure to meet yet has given me the opportunity to appear at her exclusive events and other fashion events that are being held in the New York City area. I write about that event, get contact info, and photos. These two amazing women gave me the opportunity to do what I love and gain experience with comfort and confidence. I am still doing work for both and I love it. I appeared at Gorgeous’ Valentine Affair Showcase, which a piece for that is coming very soon with fabulous pics and video. I went to another amazing event presented by a Fashion 4 Purpose with donations raised for a charity. The Red Carpet Pop Up Shop and Fashion Show, which was fabulous a piece for that is coming too. So to recap I started a new full time job on Park Ave selling small business loans, which I am on the phone with hundreds of people a day. My third week started today and it is a 40 plus work week, then I come home do the work I need to do for Gorgeous or Carmen which I love and do not want to give up. My “dream” job and something I hope to earn enough money to make my full time job. So lately I have been living life more then just observing and writing about it. I want to make more time for both in time I will find a happy balance.

Letter of Thoughts

Nervous Dreams

I have an enemy it’s called, nerves. I have a friend who is called, dreams. Together they are a recipe for endless anxiety. Apart they both serve a function. A function that we as humans can not live without. Everyone gets nervous and everyone has dreams. Dreams to achieve success. Dreams to fall in love. Dreams to see different places. Dreams to be happy. Nerves will keep you from dreams. It will make you second guess everything. It will make you second guess life. Nerves will take away knowledge, it will take away confidence. It can make you physically ill. Nerves can kill. Nervous dreaming is my salvation. It’s all I know. I dream to conquer. I dream to imagine greater things. My dreams no one can stop but me and my nervous nature. Maybe one day I will take a leap in to a never ending pool, never thinking negatively as I swim through. Nerves will one day be a distant memory and my dreams will be not a friend but family.

Sincerely,
One and Only True Self