Coming from a family raised on farmland, in small town called Oak City, NC. A town where population is a total of 300. A town were there aren't many opportunities for Growth. An area I couldn't imagine spending the rest of my life without feeling uncomplacent. However, its a town where my heart is, a town I call home. A place where a great amount of my family and friends are. In addition, to my parents and brothers. Which caused reasoning on why I first debated about relocating. I knew missing them would get the best of me. However, my family are great supporter of making the best out of life. I'm very family oriented, family means the world to me. I gain strength, courage, and love from my family. Furthermore, I eventually moved to Charlotte, NC. Moving to Charlotte was a bit life changing when comparing and contrasting the city to the small town that I'm from. However, I felt would would be an accomplishment.
Somehow as time went by as a resident, the feeling of loneliness began to overpower the excitement feeling of being in a new city. A city where I had no family, no friends. Phones calls, texts, video chats were available for comfort. However, not to being able to physically see my family on the regular eventually took me through a depression, amongst other life issues. I would visit home on weekends that I was free and available to take the trip. Visiting home makes me feel powerful, full of energy, pure love, therapeuticized, but typically it was only for the weekend. I could feel myself getting emotional when it was time for me to leave to return back to my new daily living. I had eventually made up in my mind that I was going to get more comfortable and settle in as a new resident.
As I would get new jobs and participate in social activities, I began to meet new people. Socializing and meeting new people allowed me to cope with the feeling of loneliness. However, being shy and having trust issues, didn't make it easy. But I knew I had to keep myself busy as well as make new friends to allow me to overcome this burden.
As time went by, I began to meet a diversity of people. Some in which I found an interest in character, that made me want to get to know them more. And also people that was just causality accessible to me. However, the people I began to get to know on the personal level, we started to build stronger bonds as time allowed us. Especially, people that had families that shared the city with them; their families started treating me as family overtime. This was a warm feeling being that I was struggling with being homesick and missing my family. This feeling allowed me to get more comfortable in a place I now call home. It helped fill in the missing piece to having peace with being hours away from my family. Fast forward to the group of friends and role models that I have currently. We are all from different locations & different backgrounds. However, we are compatible. We all value the true meaning of friendship. We do disagree and take time away from each other. We do have our opinions about one another but we love each other generously. We motivate and encourage each other to be greater people, wither its personal or as an entrepreneur. But we also acknowledge our flaws and the things we lack in. The relationships I build, I view my close friends as family members. Its like having family away from family. And that's why I came up with this brand. This brand spreads positivity, pure love, affection, and appreciation to individuals that provides that energy. Individuals that love and care for people that does not share the same DNA, FRIENDSRFAMILY represents you.
On May 2020, I introduced FRIENDSRFAMILY LLC as a new brand.