So why did I stop? It never felt like I did. The creativity just shifted inward.
What once was a creative process that lived wholly online, evolved to a process that I kept closer to my heart. Closer to my chest. For numerous reasons I felt a certain gaze fall upon me. One that I wasn’t foreign to. I’ve always been peculiar, and people have gazed upon me as such. Never the less, it made me go inward with my creative exploration.
There have been many times I’ve thought about returning. Most times not knowing what to say. Many times drafting a post similar to this and scrapping somewhere between creation & proofing. I want today to be different. In full transparency, I NEED today to be different. The longer I wait to post on the blog, the longer it takes for me to unearth this once mighty tool of mine.
In my absence here on these pages. (Which soon will change) I’ve been working to really think about my business. My businesses. This blog was the beginning of my journey to being a self-employed media magnate, controlling multiple media entities leaving positive change in the wake of everywhere I ventured.
Through the years. So so much has changed. From my professions. My titles. My roles. My ownership. My internal battles. My confidence and strength. My love and self love. My security and structures. But what has remained the same was my drive to create something different. I know there is a different way. A way that I can care our for myself that helps me share my talents with the world. I know that this is a journey from one failure to the next. And baby let me tell you the failures are long, regular, ad routine.
But you know what. So are the wins. The failures are devastating, unexpected, ruthless, carefree. But on the flip side so are the opportunities, the achievements, the successes, the wins. Skoolhaze the blog has always been a space where I could come to challenge myself to be creative and innovative beyond anyone else’s measure. Its still that space. I’m not sure why I felt censored. But I did. Perhaps it was subconsciously self-imposed.
Personally, I was transitioning, through much internal transformation work.
My friend likes to say he’s all about that work. – You know, implying he’s all about that space where we learn and grow. The razor’s edge.
This put me in situations and spaces where my voice had more “power” and maybe most importantly more eyes. I wanted to be mindful of what I said and how I said it. I wanted to be someone that walked while talking.
In that vein I can remember starting Skoolhaze nine years ago. In my apartment in Boston, a young man prepping to transition to New York City to enter a masters degree program, and the practice of teaching the youth.
Transformation can not be held back and restrained for long. At some point it must move forth into new territory. To claim new space and time.
Today, the goal is to reconfigure and reintroduce this Skoolhaze space. This space is now officially property of EDGE-ucational Media Company, LLC. (EMC). EDGE-ucational Media Company, LLC is a media company charged with cultivating the tools to help leaders like you change the world! Our company was birthed here at the inception of the Skoolhaze pages. And it is our honor to acquire this foundational body as we build upon this legacy in our founders honor.
Through this partnership, EMC is establishing a publishing house for its free offerings and content to the public. We encourage you to subscribe to our page, and to return often as we make updates and changes to the sites skeleton to handle an increasing warehouse of content.
We want to thank everyone that has traveled with us thus far. We are excited for the next phase of our journey.
Paladin Jordan, Jr.
Owner, EDGE-ucational Media Company, LLC
Published by EDGE-ucational Media Company, LLC 2019