Yesterday was bittersweet.
I didn't feel it at the moment, but as I reminisce about the year that we had spent, it started to hit me that I won't be seeing my comrades so often.
I spent an entire year attending seminars with arts leaders in our city. We connected with other leaders in the community, researched, prepared, and advocated in the state capitol. Being surrounded around passionate arts advocates and professionals who are so genuine and pure on their intent made me a better version of myself.
They reminded me of the good there is in our community and that there are people fighting the good fight. I didn't realize how much I benefitted off their love and support because before becoming accepted to MALI (no mofos, not the drug, Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute) I was becoming pessimistic because I was getting screwed over constantly as a young business man and creative.
As my companies grew and became more successful through the year, I didn't realize how much my MALI fam was influencing its growth by my personal development. They were strengthening and nourishing my emotional and spiritual well being and renewing my optimism and attitude.
MALI 9, AKA The Power Players, thank you... Y'all came through in a young Pinoy's life when he needed his village. #powerplayers
#sanjose #sanjosehasmoreheart #mali9 #mali #arts #artadvocates #pinoy #filipino