Stories

“I have not had a lot of success in my life. I actually had a lot of failures, disappointment, and bad shit. Graduating high school has been the most successful thing I’ve done. I don’t know, I really don’t have a life.  A lot of this started when I was younger. My dad left and my mom was broke. My family was just real broke. It kinda had me down as kid. I grew up and would see everybody else with things that I never had. My childhood was kinda depressing, in general.   Personally, I feel like my mom motivates me because I had to watch her struggle so much to make things happen. That motivates me to want more for myself and to be able to take care of her one day. That’s my biggest motivation.   Louisville motivates me. I see homeless people and I think to myself that one day I’ll have enough money to take care of everybody in my city. I wanna see everybody in my city come up. It’s just one of those types of things.  You have to know yourself and get in touch with yourself. Once you do that you’ll understand your purpose and your calling in life. That’ll open up doors for you. When you stop focusing on the outside factors and things that don’t matter, you’ll start getting to where you need to go in life. I’m only eighteen but I think that everyday I get closer to my purpose. I still think that everyday I’m finding more of myself. You have to make sure you know who you are and be the absolute best version of yourself that you can be. That’s the only thing that’ll help you succeed in life.   The West End needs hope, a little bit of rejuvenation, and love. People need to learn how to love one another. I’d like to see more of that.” - Karrington, Chickasaw

“I have not had a lot of success in my life. I actually had a lot of failures, disappointment, and bad shit. Graduating high school has been the most successful thing I’ve done. I don’t know, I really don’t have a life.

A lot of this started when I was younger. My dad left and my mom was broke. My family was just real broke. It kinda had me down as kid. I grew up and would see everybody else with things that I never had. My childhood was kinda depressing, in general. 

Personally, I feel like my mom motivates me because I had to watch her struggle so much to make things happen. That motivates me to want more for myself and to be able to take care of her one day. That’s my biggest motivation. 

Louisville motivates me. I see homeless people and I think to myself that one day I’ll have enough money to take care of everybody in my city. I wanna see everybody in my city come up. It’s just one of those types of things.

You have to know yourself and get in touch with yourself. Once you do that you’ll understand your purpose and your calling in life. That’ll open up doors for you. When you stop focusing on the outside factors and things that don’t matter, you’ll start getting to where you need to go in life. I’m only eighteen but I think that everyday I get closer to my purpose. I still think that everyday I’m finding more of myself. You have to make sure you know who you are and be the absolute best version of yourself that you can be. That’s the only thing that’ll help you succeed in life. 

The West End needs hope, a little bit of rejuvenation, and love. People need to learn how to love one another. I’d like to see more of that.” - Karrington, Chickasaw