Feels like I’ve been going overtime and on overdrive every moment. I’ve been emotionally overwhelmed these last few days. Yesterday I told my class it was December. By 2pm I told my 6th period class “good morning.” I got home yesterday and let mother nature silence my mind. I had a common revelation I’ve had many times in my life.. and it made me feel at peace. Everything is going to be fine. Everything that needs to be done, will be done. I will get through. I will survive these feelings because that’s what I do - that is what we all do. We humans survive and thrive over the bullshit, even when that bullshit is all the excuses you put in front of yourself, telling yourself you can’t succeed.

Feels like I’ve been going overtime and on overdrive every moment. I’ve been emotionally overwhelmed these last few days. Yesterday I told my class it was December. By 2pm I told my 6th period class “good morning.” I got home yesterday and let mother nature silence my mind. I had a common revelation I’ve had many times in my life.. and it made me feel at peace. Everything is going to be fine. Everything that needs to be done, will be done. I will get through. I will survive these feelings because that’s what I do - that is what we all do. We humans survive and thrive over the bullshit, even when that bullshit is all the excuses you put in front of yourself, telling yourself you can’t succeed.

Ball so hard I’m the new librarian.

Ball so hard I’m the new librarian.

So many beautiful moments have taken place in this once run down garage. So many awesome people have met each other through this space as well. This place started as an idea I had from Lady Basco, and it became something special once it started. The dude in this photo used to live in this garage years ago with all his brothers, dad, and a old drunk crazy man named Don Goyo. It was surreal to see him come back to spit verses with his gf. So many positive moments have happened here… next Alivio will be until 2015 because I have teachers performance assessments to take care of and I probably won’t be in California Nov. and Dec. on the fourth Fridays. The next Alivio will be on my birthday, which is January 23. I think I want to have a party afterwards. 😎

So many beautiful moments have taken place in this once run down garage. So many awesome people have met each other through this space as well. This place started as an idea I had from Lady Basco, and it became something special once it started. The dude in this photo used to live in this garage years ago with all his brothers, dad, and a old drunk crazy man named Don Goyo. It was surreal to see him come back to spit verses with his gf. So many positive moments have happened here… next Alivio will be until 2015 because I have teachers performance assessments to take care of and I probably won’t be in California Nov. and Dec. on the fourth Fridays. The next Alivio will be on my birthday, which is January 23. I think I want to have a party afterwards. 😎

I really miss my partner, and I’m not going to see her until a month from now. :(

@selacollective hosting Alivio open mic tonight! 8pm. 6328 Orchard Ave Bell 90201!

@selacollective hosting Alivio open mic tonight! 8pm. 6328 Orchard Ave Bell 90201!

6328 Orchard Ave. Bell 90201z Alivio open mic tonight! Tortas will be sold! #alivioopenmic #selaco @selacollective

6328 Orchard Ave. Bell 90201z Alivio open mic tonight! Tortas will be sold! #alivioopenmic #selaco @selacollective

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.25.14): Protesters in Ferguson are back out tonight, demanding Police Chief Jackson’s resignation and the immediate arrest of Mike Brown’s killer, Darren Wilson. #staywoke #farfromover

Alivio Open Mic at my home this Friday night.

Brought to you by SELACO. Everyone is welcome to come :) 

6328 Orchard Ave.

Bell, CA 90201

Anonymous asked: “Everything you do is inspiring and awesome! 😚”

Even poop? :p JK… that’s very nice of you, anon. 

Thank you. 

Let’s just move to Costa Rica @_jenerous_ 😫😫😫😫

Let’s just move to Costa Rica @_jenerous_ 😫😫😫😫

Tarzan in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica @frank_da_writer

Tarzan in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica @frank_da_writer

I told her to have a sexy dream about me and she dreams this. Lmfao #dreams #are #strange

I told her to have a sexy dream about me and she dreams this. Lmfao #dreams #are #strange

@selacollective

@selacollective

This Friday… the open mic that made it to the front page of LA Times, and started the movement in Southeast LA… will be running in full effect on September 26, 2014 :D

Check out Barrio Roots Mural Project today right next to the Bell Community Center. @selacollective is there representing as well :)

Check out Barrio Roots Mural Project today right next to the Bell Community Center. @selacollective is there representing as well :)