Let me ask you a few questions: Have you had people tell you that you can’t do things? Have you been in the hospital more times than you care to count? Have you been subject to various forms of racism? Have you endured severe injuries? Have you ever battled personal demons you just couldn’t let others know about?
I have. I’m only nineteen years old, but I’ve experienced all this and more. More importantly, I’ve overcome all this and more. And through my writing and speaking, I seek to help others do the same.
My name is J.P. Pressley, and there’s a lot more to me than meets the eye. I’m not just some nineteen-year-old trying to make an impact. I’m a nineteen-year-old who is going to go on to change the world, regardless of fame and fortune. Because I’m a nineteen-year-old who, due to my vast array of experiences (from growing up a black kid in rural Minnesota to having oxygen tubes up my nose), has a different perspective than most everyone else on most everything. Between my asthma (so bad that my family almost moved from MN to CO for the better air quality) and other health issues alone, I’ve faced a lot of challenges that I’ve had to rise above, and my current list of obstacles is hardly any better. Nevertheless, I’m still here, living in NYC of all places, and I’ve got things to say and stories to tell.
Despite my past and present circumstances, I am a teenage entrepreneur (check out my e-commerce business – Statement Apparel), student, former college athlete, Christian, author, and screenwriter.
I’ve got big plans, and, throughout my journey, I say what’s on my mind. So stick around. You may just learn something. Or at the very least, you may be entertained by my…weirdness. (Believe it or not, most of my content is much more…jovial than this “About Me” page 😉)
Or both. 🤷🏿♂️
If this appeals to you in any way, make sure you subscribe. I’ll only contact you if I have something important to say (you and I are both busy…no sense in wasting time with things that aren’t that important). I want to be the Robin to your Batman. The Pippen to your Jordan. The Kobe to your Shaq. (Actually, forget that last one. I mean, you’ll be the one with the power to kick me out of LA/your inbox anytime you want. You get the point though.)
While this may technically be my website, and I from time to time I may share my stories, this isn’t about me. It’s about helping you shape the rest of your life story. I’m happy to just be a minor character to your protagonist, helping you overcome whatever obstacles have been placed between you and your desired goal.
With that being said, allow me to ask you one more question: what’s stopping you from subscribing?