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Leader of the Month: Over Easy

Posted on 07 November 2017

Hey YXU!

This is Max, and I make up the other half of Over Easy! I couldn’t be more excited and grateful to take this time to work with YXU and Team Joseph on our collaboration to give back to our community!

With our second blog (and my first blog ever), I wanted to talk about my mentors, and the most influential people in my life. I’ve never had a formal mentor myself, but there have been plenty of people who have given me guidance along the way. If you were going to guess that my parents are my biggest influences, well, then you were right. Call me cliché when I say this, but saying that I wouldn’t be where I am today without them, proves itself true more than ever now.

For a kid, and even more so an adult, there is nothing more valuable than having someone in your life that can not only guide you, but that you can watch in action and be inspired by. As a kid growing up and watching my mom and dad go through all kinds of ups and down, and seeing them always push through and never give up instilled those exact concepts in my head. You know, the idea of never giving up is really so simple, and saying it is even easier. Now, doing it, is another story.

When I realized that I loved to make music, I thought it was all going to be fun and games. And boy, was I wrong. And it’s not the time and energy make it challenging. It’s the constant search for acceptance and the fear of criticism that holds you back. And through those times, the one thing that kept me going is a quote from my mom that kept me focused. This quote that coursed through my mind is as follows: “who cares.” One of the most important things that I have learned from my parents as long as you are happy, then who cares if things don’t always work out. Who cares if you are criticized. My parents taught me to never give up, to always push through, and to do what makes you happy!

With that being said, thank you to everyone for the support that you have given us so far. This is only the beginning for us, not only with music, but the entire journey as a whole. Thank you all for your contributions to the YXU community and Team Joseph, but we’re not done yet! Let’s keep fighting Duchenne together.

-Max

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