Through Cam's Lens: A New Chapter?

“And now that it's over, I'll never be sober

I couldn't believe, but now I'm so high

But now I'm so high”

Left the studio a bit late on Tuesday; had some work I really wanted to clear up before going home. As I was leaving, I looked over to the fridge and asked myself, “Should we have a pop?” Obviously, I bought one. Obviously, it was a tamarind flavour. And if you didn’t know, now you know we sell TROPICAL Pops at the studio.

Last week, I kind of promised you guys another rant this week, but I’ll save it for a day when I’m in less of a good mood. That way, I can effectively tell you guys all the bad things I want to say about the individual. LOL!

Earlier on Tuesday, I was texting with Sharity. We were going back and forth a bit about how the other was doing, and I was able to put some feelings into words. I mentioned to her that I feel as though I’d changed the chapter of my life; however, I missed the heading.

I’ve sort of been going through the motions and not really paying attention as keenly as I’m used to. I used a metaphor to explain it to Sharity: Imagine reading your math book and you know you’re covering addition. Everything you’ve read so far is related to addition, but out of nowhere, you’re now seeing content about subtraction. It’s strange, because those two topics wouldn’t be in the same chapter. You flip back a few pages and you see where you missed the heading for the indication of a new chapter.

That’s what happened to me.

And it’s a great thing.

I feel as though the change was really needed. New chapters call for additional focus, because the content is new and you can’t afford to miss the foundational aspects. New chapters also call for fresh pages in your copy book; you get the opportunity to start on a new page, maybe switch up your pen and your notetaking style.

For me, it’s an opportunity to grow (continue growing). I told y’all last week how I’ve grown a bit in my “ability to be petty”. Honestly, it’s not something that I want to completely go away, because some people deserve it; but it needs some fine-tuning. And there are also other areas in my life that are growing and upgrades are needed, so this new page and chapter present a perfect opportunity for that.

I guess I used math as a metaphor because it was my favourite subject in school. I was thinking about Ms. Derrick’s class the other day and how it was fun learning all the new formulas and tricks to solve equations. Sometimes, I’d even deviate from the way she taught us to solve certain equations and come up with my own tricks.

That works in life too.

It’s absolutely needed to have that mentor to give you tips and tricks on how to deal with certain “equations” in life, but it’s fine to spin them in a way that works for you. As long as you’re getting the correct results and not wasting time, figure out what works for you and stick with it.

Nah mean?

*Yo, Siri, play Sober by Childish Gambino*