//MEET KOREY SHRUM.
I have realized lately that I have a number of blog entries that I have been meaning to write about, but just haven’t found the energy to write about them - or I have started them, but just never finished. If only I could get paid for writing unfinished blog entries…
This is one of those entries in which I have been meaning to write for the past few weeks. This is the 2nd entry of a series that I started to do that profiles the lives and current investments of my friends. Over the years I have honestly been amazed and blessed to have crossed paths with such amazing and talented people. People who are chasing dreams, taking risks, and living life abundantly in their own terms. This would pretty much sum up my friend Korey.
Meet Korey Shurm. I met Korey a few months after I moved to Nashville, as he came here for similar reasons as I did - in pursuit of furthering his music career. A few months ago, a number of changes came into his life and he made the decision to step down from his band - as a modeling contract was offered and he accepted. In a matter of months, the guy had come from never modeling for anything in his life, to doing runway shows for huge name companies, doing an insane amount of photoshoots, and has already been flown up to NYC due to receiving interest from the top modeling agencies in the country. It truly is amazing to see this thing unfold.
The cliché that comes with being a model is something that I imagine every model must take on - some embrace it as their own, as some aren’t even aware of it… as for Korey, he simply defies it. I think this is what I respect about him the most. Strong but yet humble. A combination that is the basis of his integrity and for this, I hold such a value in Korey’s personality and our friendship. Korey still has this purity to him, as though he is still untainted by shortcomings of the world, which might come from growing up in a small town, but I see it as something so admirable, as though it is something I once had and have lost throughout the years. I am jealous.
Roughly about a month or 2 ago, Korey was chosen to act in a short film for a film festival here in Nashville. I remember him telling me about how it all went after it was shot, and how excited he was, as he wouldn’t stop saying how awesome it was going to turn out. It wasn’t until last week that I finally was able to see it… He wasn’t lying. The short turned out AMAZING. I was blown away - so I had to share it:
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Keep the dream. It might change form, but it is made uniquely for you.