The Life of Sham

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There are 3 things I want in life:
1. Something that keeps me financially sound.
2. Something that keeps me creatively stimulated.
3. Something that keeps me socially fulfilled.

I wholeheartedly believe that if we can keep something consistent in those three areas, life can be pretty enjoyable.

I’ve had one great tragedy in my life, the loss of my younger sister in 2007. After her death, I felt compelled to use her memory for good and that’s how my first non-profit was formed. Now, I run a social organization, that throws parties for philanthropic efforts, simply titled Parties With a Purpose. I am a strong advocate for social and economic change, more-so as it speaks to equality. I am currently preparing to enter into local politics in 2018. I am a writer, having written two full length books, numerous poems and essays, a tv pilot, and a successful blog. I have even tried my hand on the stage as a spoken word artist. Currently, I moonlight as the CEO of a self-started planner and notebook company Ink & Paper.

Life is exactly what you make it. And you don’t get a second chance at life. Once it’s gone, it’s gone, and all that’s left are the memories and your legacy, should you choose to create one.

Story submitted by Sham