1. What is something not too many people know about you?
Aside from drawing, writing is one of my favorite creative releases. When I was a wee little lad in elementary school, I wrote a 20+ chapter book about my Pomeranian, Puffy. Random, I know. Now I mostly produce poetry. Although I’m very outgoing, I’m also very private about my innermost thoughts and feelings, so I keep my writing to myself. Maybe one day I’ll release some of it. Another thing that people may not know about me is that I don’t have a middle name!
2. What are your biggest passions?
I am passionate about many things: iced coffee, creating art, healthy eats, exploring new cities, self improvement, the ocean, family, dancing, losing myself in a book, but the biggest of these, MUSIC. I don’t play any instruments but I have an immense appreciation for music. Sometimes I’ll listen to a song 12 times just to examine every layer of it. I’d rather spend my money on a live show than go shopping. It’s all about the experience! There’s a special place in my heart for people who randomly send me a bomb playlist or new song. Find me on Spotify!
3. What are your goals for the future?
There are so many! For one, graduating from college and making my momma proud. Random ones: Being my own boss. Writing a book. Interviewing amazing artists. Owning a weiner dog. Philanthropy. Traveling the world. Acting. Opening up a coffee shop. Keynote speaking. Inspiring others. Creating a flourishing business that will be passed on through generations.
4. What is your definition of success?
What’s that quote, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life”? That’s what I’m striving towards. Never giving up on your dreams and staying positive, despite all of the curveballs life throws at you and coming out on the other end as a wiser, experienced, more compassionate human being is honorable. I’d love to be at the place in my life where I can extend opportunities to others and help them get closer to their goals, as so many people have done for me. To be successful is to be surrounded by loved ones, having good health, and enjoying the fruits of doing what you love passionately. John 15:5.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on.
Since school is out, I’ve been focusing on shooting and working with more brands. I’d love to start doing more weird, out-of- the-box, creative concepts. Hopefully one of these days I will finally have the guts to start a YouTube channel! I’m way less serious than what my page portrays, and I’d love to share more of my personality in a fun way. Also, I’d love to show others what life is like in Sacramento! It’s a beautiful place and the perfect spot for foodies.
Photographed by: Duke Horca, Jesse Tam, Xing Liu