Finding Trust Through Collaborations

So I actually meant to write today’s blog post about a month ago, but for different reasons, I had delayed to write and release it until now. We’re at the end of the fourth month of 2018, and in my journey to pursuing creative collaborations with others, I have experienced a setback recently.

Without going into too much detail and without naming names, participants of a project I’ve been involved with made a decision regarding a contribution of mine without me knowing. There was no attempt at consulting me, and when I approached one of the collaborators overseeing this project, it did not click with them as to why what they allowed was ethically wrong.

That’s really all I can say about it without giving too much detail. As you can imagine, this has really rubbed me the wrong way. The past four years, I have made my desire to collaborate with other creatives known. I like the idea of applying my writing to different projects, by way of working with other like-minded individuals. It’s really been since last year where I’m starting to see that dream realized through the world of theatre and even writing song lyrics for a friend’s music project.

But this setback really takes a blow to one of my goals in pursuing these collaborations, and that is to resolve my ability to trust people. I’ve spoken about this before in the past when I’ve written about my desires to take part in creative collaborations, and it’s an issue that has its origins tracing back to high school; where I was surrounded by people who took advantage of me. While I hoped that this was something that would remain in the past, instead, it has only gotten worse throughout my adulthood, causing me to close myself off and not trust people as easily as I would have when I was younger.

I cannot stress on how major of a problem this is for me, which is why I hope that by participating through creative collaborations, these can serve as steps to resolving it. But that can’t happen if there isn’t any proper communication going on at all, and if that is something that can’t be addressed and/or resolved, then I don’t want to have anything to do with it. I’m too old for this; especially when all it’s reminding me is of how I was treated in high school.

So with that said, in attempt to bounce back from this setback, I continue my search for more creatives to collaborate with; particularly in the worlds of music and film (although I’m open to really any creative projects). If you are interested in working with me, I’ve now made a request form available that you can fill out either by clicking here or by going to the Request Forms tab up in the menu.

This incident may have affected me greatly and taken a toll on my trust, but I will bounce back and persevere. I just need to know that I am surrounded by the right people.

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