We asked some of the city’s most brilliant and creative minds to tell us about the most difficult decision they’ve had to make.

Kennedy Kyle | Singer/Songwriter

Choosing myself. And it’s a decision that I still struggle with today! When I say “choosing myself” I mean in terms of what I want for my life, my future, my career, my happiness. You would think its an easy choice, but when you begin to weigh how much familial/friend influence, circumstances, environment, doubt, etc., affects that choice, you wonder if you really are choosing yourself. I know I particularly have a problem with people pleasing, which in my opinion, is one of the largest hindrances to ‘choosing you’. I had to come to a point in my life where I stopped entertaining choices that didn’t positively serve me. And thats not to say that it’s at the expense of someone else, it just isn’t at my own expense. I’ve recently had to make some decisions that left me wondering what was going to happen next in life, but I find the most comfort in knowing that no matter what, where I am right now is because of what I decided and God made possible. Everyday, I try to wake up by choosing things that make me better, make me smile….make me happy to be alive. Because thats what it’s ultimately about. Choose yourself. Read more>>

Joel Brown | Bar-Smith Extraordinare

I broke up with someone I was in love with. She was and still is an awful person. But at the time I blamed myself for not being strong enough to make the relationship work. I made a choice to quit on her, and that really fucked me up for a while. Read more>>

Breana Coopwood | Makeup Artist and Model

I think the most difficult decision I have ever had to make was to leave home for college. I was 18 years old, fresh out of high school, and had no idea what school I wanted to go to, let alone a major in mind. I laid my applications out on the table, did “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe”, literally, and chose Alabama A&M University. I came with no car or family here, and rode with a stranger with all of my belongings in two black trash bags. It was scary for my family, as well as myself but I stuck it out. There we’re definitely days I wanted to just throw in the towel but I couldn’t fathom going back to St. Louis without completing the task. It was pure destiny that I ended up in Huntsville Alabama. Read more>>