The Neighborhood Anthology
on Leadership & Authority ed. II
from Columbus Ohio Ignorant Intelligence
with The Final Frontier
by Yelle Hughes
I’m a late bloomer in pursuing my desire to express my artistic side. I’ve been a dreamer all my life but all I knew at that time, was that my lot in life was to be a wife, a mother and that’s it. It was not until after my divorce that I decided to take control of the reins and do what makes me happy.
Social Media brought the world to me and has opened my eyes from the tiny bubble I had encased myself in. I discovered music, imagery…people.Life is not one-dimensional, it is complex…vast. It takes guts to get out there and study it, learn it, be in it. I stepped out my box when I became an author, to share with the world, my version of Greek mythology and why it continues to permeate every aspect of our modern lives. I want people to feel the joy and laughter it has
brought to me. I never would have gone after my dream if I hadn’t been brave enough to step out of that label I was branded with…from the day I was born.
I want to encourage everyone, I mean everyone…that, even though you may have grown up in one type of environment, you don’t have to stay there. If your dream may bring you fulfillment, go after them, don’t let stereotypes, gossip and statistics stand in your way.
I still have a long way to go in the writing department and my digital art…I still have my doubts along the way, but I know this is what I want to do and damnit…I’m gonna do it.
The one thing I made sure to do, was to teach my kids to never turn their back on something because it’s different. Fortunately, they are way more talented than their mom.
It takes Leadership to step out of your comfort zone and explore different worlds and points of view. It takes Authority to be brave enough to make the decision to step up and speak out to show, tell and teach the next generation that life is beautiful and can be what you make of it.
My motto: To Limit Yourself is To Limit the Possibilities…keeps me going. To open myself to things that are different from me, to learn everyone doesn’t think like me and that’s okay. We are one being, one voice, we are…The Neighborhood.
TAG: an online game played and published SEP 2015