We had the good fortune of connecting with Slummy Charms and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Slummy, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
My balance has changed somewhat dramatically overtime but it’s definitely been for the better. I was so consumed in my work load and always worrying and planning what to do next that I denied myself the pleasure of living in the moment and having fun. Now I make sure that I make time for self-care and self-love. Being happy, being sad, being overwhelmed, being tired…it all affects your work. Never allow yourself to get so busy that you neglect your happiness or peace in the process.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
The root of my passion is writing. I wrote mini novels and poems before I wrote songs. As I continue to go on this journey I discover new ways to express my writing (movies, music, etc.) and I am always interested in challenging myself when it comes to seeing what I can do and so far with writing I haven’t found a wall I can’t break through. The process of writing is always worth it in the final publication and through it I’ve learned that it’s okay to make a mistake, it’s okay to take a break and come back to it, it doesn’t have to be perfect the first, second or even third time, but it is not okay to give up.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love to spend one-on-one, “quality time”, with the people I care about. If I was to go out on the town I would have a picnic at the park, book a private pool, go to the movies, grab something to eat, pretty much anything that doesn’t involve huge crowds.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would have to give a big shoutout to all my supporters. Over the years I have received lovely kind words from people locally and out of the country. There has been a day or two when I just felt like “Why am I even doing this? I should just quit.” then someone would randomly message me and say how much they love the song or they comment or they share something but it’s always a little notion like life is saying “you too close to give up now”. Y’all give me hope, y’all motivate me and I thank every single one of you.