˜ "The dream is just enjoying the journey and following my interests that always kind of change. I think I have had a multitude of interests and dreams, you know, but it's just about living authentically through life and that doesn't really have a destination, type of people or type of place attached to it. Like right now, my current dream would be to DJ music festivals and travel the world. I really just like connecting with people in different places because that's my form of travel. I want to provide value for others and myself and I think music is an outlet for that." ˜
˜ "In those moments, those 'hell yeah!' out of body experiences, I look at myself and I don't recognize who did that. I remember grabbing the mic saying, 'Wabash, let's go! Let's go, let's go, let's go!' and I dropped a massive song and like, who is that? You scare yourself. It's like Bruce Wayne and Batman. When I am up there I'm Batman. Put on my superhero cape and pour myself into that identity. People can make fun of Eric Sirvinskas for his chicken scratch graphic design work or say, 'that kid looks so dumb doing that,' but not Batman. Batman is like your fucking vigilante that saved your ass and you didn't even realize it." ˜
˜ "With mentoring people at school, I think it comes from being so blessed to have such special mentors in my own life like my mom, my dad, my brother and other students when I first came here. Having those mentors in my life makes me want to mentor other people. I think it starts with knowing that life is best when you are vulnerable. Put me in front of someone and I will make a raw connection with this person and they'll walk away from talking with me being, 'what was that?' For good or bad, whatever. I'm different. I walk to the beat of a different drum. I always have and I think I can connect to a bunch of different frequencies and energies. I can't quantify it. I can't tell you. It's just a desire to live truthfully and to be great. I remember there was a guitar ad that went, 'I can't tell you, I'll show you." It's kind of a stupid little ad, but that's just my life. I can't tell you I'm going to be a good friend of yours. I can only show you and I've been fortunate enough to have people trust me. It's when people realize I care, I'm intense, and that I'll fight for you. My obsession is improving myself, but also helping others to unlock their potential. I can't put that on a piece of paper. Eventually it's not mentoring anymore, but growing together." ˜
Eric is one of my best friends as well. The first friend I made at Chapman and it all started with talking about how much we liked The Goo Goo Dolls haha! He's an amazing friend and some of our great conversations helped to inspire Dreams Over Drinks. He doesn't have Instagram, but be on the lookout for Eric Sirvinskas. This guy will do amazing things.
The Aussie Bean / Orange, CA