What I learned from my dad about “keeping your word.”

Dad and Me

“You can have all the money in the world, it don’t mean nothing if you can’t keep your word.  Honor your word.  That’s all you got.” ~ My Father

The older I get the more I realize that statement speaks volume.  With the state of our country, and even “adulting” through life I am reminded that my father was right.

I can’t remember a time in my life where my father didn’t keep his word.  My father would tell me from the very beginning if he was able to do something or not.  One of the things that I always admired and respected about him was his honesty.  I know that it took practice but the twenty-nine years that he was my father I NEVER had an issue with him going back on his word.

Even until his last day on this earth.  He never admitted that he was sick, or that he knew he was going to be around for the next year.  He would just say he’s taking everything one day at a time.

I realized something about myself.  I need to work on my communication.

I know through this journey of creating this platform it’s important to be transparent and keeping your word.  I’ve struggled with both.  Accepting the vision was the first step but I neglected that I had to accept all the twists and turns that come with this project/campaign.  The last two weeks I was focused on completing my last required class for the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and creating my logline for the full length documentary.  Even if I am struggling with posting a story for #GriefTalkTuesday it’s important that I post more “behind the scenes” footage, and for you to see how this project has grown (especially if this is your first time checking out the site).

Beginning the Logline/Narrative

I’m dedicated to the project, healing, and closure.  I’m keeping my word to you! It ain’t over, and thank you for your continuous support and love!

XOXO,

RJ

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