The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
My friends always like to highlight on the fact that my cousins are big influences on my life. I can’t deny it, it’s the truth. (I’m sorry I talk about them so much. HA!) I come from a long line of hardworkers and my family really is the reason I do anything. They’re my inspiration and I’m just fortunate enough to have such a strong foundation. But in all honesty, being the “baby” of the family I’d call myself the laziest. Although my friends may disagree with my thoughts, I think I just have a lot to live up to and that’s what keeps me driven. After all, you’re only as strong as your weakest link.
When I started my college career, my cousin, Paulo, told me that I could enjoy life more by doing things without people knowing, keeping people guessing. There isn’t one day that goes by when I’m not thinking about what he’s doing or better yet, what his company is doing. Among trying to figure out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, I was more interested in figuring out HOW people made their career choices. Believe me, it still is a BATTLE trying to commit to something that will play a major role in your life.
They describe themselves as “Creative Professionals” and this past year alone, they ALWAYS had me and my friends on the edge of our seats and our tippy toes trying to figure out what’s next. (CLEARLY a trait of Paulo’s and any other GOOD businessman.) For those of you that don’t know, Noah Larmz is a collective. A close-knit circle of top notch creative do-it-yourself-ers that work around the clock to bring Virginia Beach the popular party known as “Fantastic Planet.” They’ve given “party” a new definition, opening up a new world for the suburban city I call home.
Tracing back to 2008, as each Fantastic Planet approaches, it always blows my mind half the ideas they come up with. Being part of it is all I could really ask for. The positive affect Noah Larmz has had on the community has really showed to be rewarding for everyone but more importantly, for the guys behind it themselves. They’ve taught me that hard work speaks for itself, that possibilities are endless, and opportunity lies anywhere you create it.