I Truly believe in young people. I believe there is a rise in a voice that desperately wants to be heard and I can’t help but feel that creativity has become an incredible tool for a generation to share their pursuit of what it means to live a life of passion and truth.
I believe Today’s Tommorrow truly is bright.
There is so much opportunity that awaits their tomorrow. They are the future. This means there is a responsibility for us to invest and be apart of the opportunity that comes their way. How? We can encourage them, believe in them and not overlook their dreams, give them the opportunity to be heard, create spaces for them to belong regardless of what they believe. Its to allow “OUR ROOF TO BE THE NEXT GENERATIONS FLOOR.”
Someone I TRULY believe in and have had the privilege of walking for some time now is the one and only Heath Thistle other known as Miami Heat.
He has so much swag, mad skills but more importantly, he has courage. A lot of it.
Heath has a deep love for Jesus, a passion for all things creative and has so much time for people. Awesome, right?! He believes in devoting his life to blessing the people around him. He has an incredible story to tell and lucky for you I had the chance to sit with him over a great Wonderland coffee and ask him a few questions about who he his to share with you….
Here it goes:
- Describe yourself;
To describe my self, in a nutshell, I’d say I’m a beach lovin’, coffee drinken’, veggie eatin’, God-lovin’ kinda guy.
I love being creative, especially taking photos (mainly on film but digital will do).
- How do you take your coffee?
I only do double flat whites but I have a weak spot for black americanos.
- What or who inspires you?
Tough question because I can’t nail it down to a thing or person, but it would probably be people. People that want to see me flourish with excellence, people that want to grow me as a creative, that probably inspires me to do all things creative
- What does Creativity mean to you?
Creativity for me is letting my mind go and heart free, allowing whatever that is inside me to become real.
- What do you get out of being creative?
The most rewarding part of taking photos would definitely be the reactions clients get when I show them their photos. You could never put a price on their reactions. It why I do what I do.
- Okay, here’s a big one – If you could give advice to the creatives of your generation what would you say?
The only advice I can give you is that you’re never too young. People think age determines your skill level but the truth is your skill level determines your age. Now go out into this world and be you. Show them the real you!
….He’s pretty great, hey?
Truth is, He inspires me daily. To love a little deeper, to live a little bolder, to create together and not alone. I am so grateful that our future is that much brighter because of authentic and passionate people like you, Heath.
So my Challenge to you – Love, mentor or encourage someone younger than you. Don’t wait for the opportunity, make one.