Aspire to inspire
I recently was inspired by a young, yet wise mentor to start documenting important & or eventful situations that occur in my life. I began thinking to myself, no better way to do so than to create a journal. Welcome to my journal. Over the duration of the upcoming days, weeks, months & if God allows it, years, I hope you watch me grow and develop a better understanding of who I am, what my purpose is on this planet & most importantly my life experiences.
Last night, a 16 year old girl named Tammie from Omaha, NE messaged me on Twitter. Now before I go any further allow me to give you a better understanding of why I receive messages on Twitter. I’m an identical twin that starred on a VH1 reality show called “Twinning”. I received a lot of hate messages & comments after the show aired from individuals that were not happy with the way I was portrayed. However Tammie did not send me a negative message last night. She thanked me for helping her through things she was going through. Tammie informed me that I always stood up for myself & always spoke the truth no matter the situation. After reading the lengthy, but very touching message, I replied this evening asking for her number so I could call her & thank her for reaching out to me. The message read the following:
“So you seriously probably don’t care and I’m really sorry if i’m bothering you but……I want to say thanks. Because you always post quotes on Twitter or just random stuff and a lot of that stuff does relate to me. You taught me that others people idea of “perfect” shouldn’t define how I view myself. I don’t know if you know but you really are inspirational. I remember getting bullied at school and “Twinning” had aired and this is about to sound so stupid but on the show you never cowered away from anyone. You always spoke your mind. You loved Kristina and Kamila even when people practically through swords at you. That taught me that no one can take my self pride and no one should take away who I am as a person. You Gave me the courage to speak up. Honestly. And that was the best thing i’ve ever done. You don’t know it but you got me through the hardest time of this high school year. There’s no words to explain what you have done for me. If there was I’d tell you over and over. Thank you so much Torian. Truly”.
When I called her I didn’t know exactly what I was going to say, but was reassuring myself the right words would come out. As I started to tell her how much her message meant to me, I made it a point to tell her that she could make it through any trials in life if she kept her head up. I could hear her trying to hold herself together as I spoke to her, but I could hear her crying on the other end of the call. I told her she could save my number and although I am not the best responder she could contact me in a time of need and I would try my best to help her through whatever she was facing.
Aspiring to inspire others can change the world. It took that one short phone call for me to realize I live to bless others. I’ve never wanted to help someone more than I do now. Touching someone else’s heart leaves mine so full. I’m thankful to be surrounded by individuals that inspired me to create a journal to write in. Thank you for reading. Always remember….
Aspire to inspire.