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Detonator (just call me Det)  🎈i’m not a rapper 🎤 🎈don’t quit your daydream 🙅🏽‍♂️ 🎈shop @the.daydreamrs.boutique 🛍🛒 Click the link for music, merch, and more!

Some days I want to quit my job and be free. Some days I’m happy and content with that steady paycheck and the security it brings and the moves it’s allowed me to make.
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Some days I feel super energized and motivated and ready to execute big ideas and change the world. Yet some days I’m confused and feel stagnant and just wanna curl up on the couch.
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I push people daily to chase their daydreams. To never settle. To be the best versions of themselves. And while I genuinely see the potential in them, it’s tough to look in the mirror when I don’t feel the same passion for myself.
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As accomplished as I may look on the outside, the internal struggles can easily go unnoticed. It’s a daily battle. One day I’m good. The next day, I’m off.
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I wish I had some cool catch phrase to end this post. But I don’t. No smooth one-liner to give you the solution. Just putting my thoughts in the atmosphere to let you know that you're not alone when you’re feeling like this.
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*Added later*: I think the takeaway here is to FIGURE OUT WHAT HAPPINESS LOOKS LIKE FOR YOU.. to really do the work of sitting down and quieting the noise around you and figuring that out. Not what the world tells you happiness should look like and not what your peers are chasing.
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Writing your own story means understanding your own happy ending and what that looks like specifically for you. And it’s hard to navigate your course without knowing what you genuinely want your destination to be.. 🎈

Home Owner. 🎈
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Thanks for the love & congrats on our new home. I always intended to inspire, never to boast or brag..
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See, aside from the cool picture, this is what home ownership really looked like for me:
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- Getting rid of the Benz. Downgrading to the Nissan
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- Giving up my apartment. Moving back home. Clashing & arguing with my mom and even risking ruining our relationship, all to avoid leaving & renting another apt
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- being told by the bank “you’re not ready.. maybe in another 5 years”
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- dedicating X amount of dollars every single week to savings. And not touching that shit
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- putting those vacas and those impulse comfort purchases on hold. Even meant Donnica and I not exchanging Christmas gifts just to stack
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- investing in myself & my brand first. Proudly rocking my own #DayDreamrs gear day in & day out. And not spending a dime on store brand clothing. All money in
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Just a few of the sacrifices to get to the end goal. I’ll explain why we bought a multi-family house another day (it’s important)
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So that thing you’re after.. ask yourself how bad u really want it. Either you’ll make a way or you’ll make an excuse.. 🎈
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📸: @OluDamo

Took a lil IG break to get it poppin in real life..
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Grateful for this brand new 2-family home we get to call ours! 🙏🏽🏡 🙌🏽
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#LifeGolds 😬
#iGotTheKeysTheKeys 🔑
#HelloBrooklyn 🎈

So many of my entrepreneur friends get down on themselves when they’re feeling unproductive.
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If you’re a “progress addict” like me (meaning you hate it when you feel stagnant) it’s important to be proactive about breaking out of that funk.
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That means getting inspired again. On purpose.
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For me, I like to get around live musicians, or theater, or art, or literally anywhere where I can see live people in their element doing what they’re dope at. Gets me motivated again.
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What’s something u guys do to get motivated & inspired again?? 🎈
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🎥: @OhThatJohn

For my college folks & alumni, here’s a few things I wishhh I knew 😩:
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🎈THIS AIN’T THE END!
- You’re 100% allowed to change your mind later.
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🎈GET INVOLVED!
- Make connections. Network! 🤝
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🎈PASSION OVER PAYCHECK
- Dayjobs can suck (trust me 🙄). But don’t quit your daydream!
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🎈THIS IS YOURRR LIFE
- Write your own story! Not your parents story 🙅🏽‍♂️. Not your classmates’ story 🙅🏽‍♂️.
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🎈POTENTIAL IS EVERYTHING. AND NOTHING.
- Wasted potential is absolutely useless. 🚮
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I’m speaking to the National Society of Black Engineers at Stony Brook University today guys. Do me a favor and give them one thing you wish you knew when you were in college..

Find your Queen. And build a dope ass life together..
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Donnica, you said yes.
And for that, I love you.
Forever. 💍
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(Nah, like I really LOVE YOU love you 😘🎈)
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📸: @OluDamo

I don’t necessarily owe an explanation nor did anyone specifically request one, but i been a little inconsistent lately with my IG for a few reasons:
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- IG’s ever-changing algorithm been beating me up (lame excuse, but true shit)
- a LOT going on in real life. Couple amazing things, couple obstacles
- been monitoring & limiting my “psychological dependence” on this drug called social media. This is a REAL thing & I’m watching its effects on ppl around me (and their self-esteem) before my very eyes
- been a little confused about what I want my actual brand to be. I wanna do so much & I hate being boxed in to any one thing. Tryna figure out how to be everything I wanna be without confusing ppl
- IG’s a lot of work and I’ve either been too tired, juggling too much other shit, too stressed, or just can’t be bothered some days
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Still figuring out what I’m gonna do about all this. Haven’t mentally committed to going harder yet, so I won’t make some false promise to do better just yet. Moreso expressing my observations out loud.
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How are u guys feeling about your IG presence (or lack thereof) lately?? 🎈

“I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come.
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But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.”
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#Madiba 👑🎈

Drop an emoji when you see it.. 👀
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Capetown has been absolutely fucking BREATHTAKING so far!!
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Follow my IG stories all week to see all the deets.. 🎈

Mama.
I’m home. 🙏🏽
🖤🎈💚

I write my own story.
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Cuz if I let them continue to write it for me, I’d never know I came from Royalty.. from Power.. from Prosperity.. 👑
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I ain’t humble. I’m dangerous.. 🎈

Young, Black with good credit..
I’m society’s menace..
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Ima give y’all something to be terrified of..... 👿
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#GodBlessTheDayDreamrs 👑🎈

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