Introduce yourself?: My name is Keenan Norwood, I am a writer and artist. I was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX. I am 21 years of age. I’ve been creating music for about 7 years now. I’ve recently published my first book, “Lonely on a Blue Moon” in September of 2017 and that was a huge deal for me being so young and self publishing was the best feeling also an unexplained joy in my heart to be able to share of piece of me with the world.
What inspires you everyday?: I draw my inspiration from living life itself, every morning I wake up I view it as an opportunity to learn, learn not only something new about myself, but others. My girlfriend is also my muse, someone like her is hard to find and she drives me to be the best version of me as well.
What is something you would change about people in the world?: I believe that everyone is unique in their own sort of way and I wouldn’t want to change that being as experiences and encounters are the best moments in life, but if I had to choose, I would definitely like to change the amount of hatred there is in the world. Love is the most important thing I feel lacks in a lot of us all.
How do you feel about the people in the world?: Amazing beings. Truthfully, I see beauty in humans, though times I feel we may be misguided. In my eyes we all learn from each other, growth with unity is the key.
What is something you’ve struggled with in life?: I can truly say that I struggle mostly with my depression. It sucks majorly, it feels like a permanent demon glued to my back that I can’t shake at times and I feel so trapped. Luckily, I have my family, my girlfriend and my friends to lift me up in those dark times. I’ve seeked medical help with it, but doctors just prescribe what they feel is best, but I feel no different. I feel best around the people I love and care for, it helps me know that I’m never alone in all of this madness.
What is a positive message you would give others?: There’s always light within darkness. There’s always something in nothingness.
what is some things you wanna tell people in the world and be honest? : I will live the people with something that I wrote 2 years ago that helped a lot of my friends in life. It’s entitled,
“Something In Nothingness”.
Scottie Waves once said, “turn your depression into creativity.” I consumed these words and embedded them into my young adult mindset. Depression for me is very abstract in ways of crippling emotions. I’ve dealt with such moody trauma for the majority of my life. Why? There is no answer for that. I often thought it was heartbreak, health, lack of wealth, insecurity, being bullied or even seeing family tear apart so easily like wet notebook paper. I could not put my finger on what it truly was that molded me this way. Along my journey, I have yet to still travel; I found that my open-mindedness and incredible willingness to create has become an outlet of burning passion, endless desire. I long for an everlasting, embracing sense of being free and letting go of all worries and troubles of this life, but I guess that I would not be human if such fancy existed so easily. Does this make me insane? I think not. Following a scheduled, gullible lifestyle was just never my thing growing up. I don’t want to be crippled into fear, crippled into thinking that I don’t suit well in this world because I strive to create what has not been pursued before. I have plenty of purpose on this planet and for the time being, I will release my radiance upon this dull location of placement. What is amazing is that I am not the only one that sways along with this type of thinking, this type of “behavior”. When I am feeling blue, which is more often than not, I get back on my feet and I convert this dark into light, because I’ve always envisioned something in nothingness. Look within one’s self and believe. If you believe that you can achieve, create, prosper, conquer with the righteous path of ambitious drive then “doubt” and “unease” are just road kill to your intellectual state of growth. This world does not define who you are; definition of personal reach comes from within. Once you realize that you can do anything, you’re free. You can fly. Nobody can touch you… nobody!