I can’t believe it’s going to be 3 years this month since Who I Am: Poetry gave my career the jumpstart it needed. I put some thought into this post as I reflect on what this represents for me as I’m turning 26 this year.
I went from a person left to feel worthless to trending across social media, published by magazines, gaining thousands of social media followers which has allowed me to do other projects and continues to open doors for me. I went from a brown hair guy with acne on my face to a blonde doing photo shoots and blogging about my life.
For a majority of my life I was overlooked by people, bullied or made to feel like I don’t belong. They were right though I don’t belong in a corporate society. I’m a free spirit and always have been. Besides being a pre-schooler telling the teacher I don’t need school because I’m becoming a star I was a young boy dreaming to make the world a better place.
One thing I always knew, I was meant to be in the lives of people through entertainment. In my final years of school I assumed I would just become a hot mess reality star, but God had bigger plans for me than I did.
Leaving school I promised myself I would use all those catty girls that laughed at me and the tool boys who mocked me—and everyone in the middle who made me feel worthless and invisible— as my muse to find my strength, ambition and worth that I was robbed of in my youth. I remember when I turned 19 and I started sharing with social media what I really wanted out of life, the responses weren’t very encouraging because like I said I don’t fit in a corporate society. So I rolled my eyes, obviously and I don’t listen to people so it went in one ear and out the other. As did all the words of people who said I could never do as I wanted. I’d be lying if I knew all of this would happen the way it played out.
This poetry book was a milestone for me. I had no idea what the hell I was doing because I don’t have a college education. Everything I have achieved has been by me, and the love and support of my loved ones. I took chances and went with my gut—and I’m still doing it. God has his plans...you just have to listen by working it out within.
Life took me down a path where I met people who helped me grow as a person and I took on challenges I never thought I could—as I will continue to do every day of my life.
In my closing looking back I went from a nerdy boy in glasses being left to feel like a socially awkward reject who doesn’t belong to a person who’s happy inside. I overcame those feelings by taking a chance on a poetry book that reached number 1 around the world giving my career and life a jumpstart in the right direction. I went from a person left to feel worthless to trending across social media, published by magazines, gaining thousands of social media followers which has allowed me to do other projects and continues to open doors for me. I went from a brown hair guy with acne on my face to a blonde doing photo shoots and blogging about my life. I have so much more to accomplish and if it wasn’t for Who I Am: Poetry being released 3 years ago I wouldn’t have the credibility I do have now. I know I say this a lot, but I’m just getting started. 😏
If you have a dream either you realize it or not, take a chance on life by listening to that voice inside you. It’s God telling you who you are and you never know what can happen! Much love to you all and thank you for the continued love and support!
p.s if you haven't had your chance to even check it out here is the page: Who I Am: Poetry
Born Paul Travis on March 11th, 1992. By the age of two, he was writing poems and stories about anything that caught his attention. Since a young age his love for all types of music, and creating influenced his vision of making a positive impact with inspiring fierce confidence to help others define themselves. Later he would find his career as a writer and singer.