Today I parted ways with my manager. It's not because I didn't see his usefulness, but rather, he had a lot on his plate. My former manager, Manuel, is a very close friend of mine. We were and are still good friends before we became business partners. However, I knew it was the right thing to do. Sometimes you have to know when to call it quits, even when something turns out to be what you did not expect. Right now, my publicist is my main man! I am grateful for everything that he does and continues to do. Without him, this project and public awareness launch will be nothing. I'm currently in the last week of classes @ school. Even though people are stressing out, I'm not for some reason! I believe that as long as I do everything that I am supposed to be doing, things will work out if they are meant to. As long as my game is tight & right, nothing but the best can come out of it. The best can either come out today, tomorrow or years from now. As long as I keep pressing on and as long as I'm aware of myself, life is beautiful to me.
It has been a month since I last blogged. I know what you're thinking, but I promise to change that. My summer tour officially kicks off in July. I will be visiting major metropolitan areas across the country. Speaking to youth, audiences and individuals interested in Jimmy's story. In July, I'll also be featured by the New York City Public Library. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will be featuring The Detroit Queer and my work as an activist. I have been thinking a lot lately these days. The reason being that I am currently planning the next phase for my brand. Even though, the details of my summer tour is yet to be finalized. I have to say that I do not regret anything at all. When I started writing my book, I made a promise to myself. Whether I sell one copy great! Hundreds of copies fantastic. Thousands of copies AMAZING! However, if I sell zero copies, I will not be moved at all. Reason being that I am the same person that I used to be a few months ago. Yes, I have grown and matured, but I am still me. At the end of the day, no level of success or accomplishment can change that. Hence, I am living every moment and seizing every opportunity life offers to me. Happiness comes from within and everyday I am reminded of the fact that I need to be authentic to myself. Life is a mystery, but at the end of the day it all comes down to us taking ownership of ourselves and identities.