Your Sabine Interview
I was blessed to be contacted and interviewed for Your Sabine as part of their Who's Who of Social Media segment. I feel that social media is such a powerful business tool; as well as a wonderful way to spread your message, show your passion and share your art with the world. It's an invaluable outlet, as long as you use it correctly and always carry yourself in a professional manner with what you post. I love the way that we can build a global community through the channel of social media. Being recognized for my role in social media felt really precious. I also embraced the chance to talk honestly about a range of issues that are important to me and I am grateful to Sabine for giving me the opportunity to do so.
From reading the interview you'll understand that I was able to address the topic of alcohol addiction which is incredibly important to me. I was able to share something deeply personal in order to bring awareness to a disease that is so often neglected and misunderstood. I hope that anyone whose lives have been touched by this disease was able to find comfort and strength in my words. I also hope that those who lack understanding, empathy or experience in this area may have gleaned some insight and perhaps seen things from a new perspective.
For me, getting recognition isn't just about sharing my creativity, my art and my vision. It is also vital that I talk about real issues and share my experiences and reality with the world. I strongly believe that through honesty and open conversations that we can conquer diseases such as addiction together, as a community.
I hope from the interview that people get some inspiration. My life has not been easy, I had a difficult upbringing and I want people to realize that staying true to yourself and sticking to the path that makes your heart soar is the way to profound change, healing and happiness. I hope my words help people to appreciate the beauty of the journey and to understand that obstacles are all part of reaching your destiny.
In the interview I talk frankly about alcohol addiction and how it has shaped my family, achieving goals, staying humble and my students who constantly inspire and surprise me.
The resounding message at the core of the interview is one of love. I truly believe that love is the main driving force of life and without it all creativity and all signs of hope wither away.
So much gratitude to Sabine for giving me the chance to speak so openly and honestly. Her website is a celebration of people who use social media as part of their work, art and journey. It's a refreshing and vibrant site that is certainly worth having a browse through. You never know who you might discover. There are so many inspirational stories and plenty of people who are worth following, interacting with and engaging with. Sabine herself is one of these people; her enthusiasm and the support she shows others is quite remarkable.