About Me

Jamell Crouthers is a poet, author, blogger and podcaster who has taken on a journey of writing in the prime of his life. He has been writing poetry since the age of 13 but never thought he could utilize his talent to tell stories and write books. He is not the traditional author as he writes his books in poetry format with a focus on storylines and societal issues.

After publishing 14 books, his goals and plans are to continue writing books on taboo subjects that aren't discussed enough in today's world and bringing those main subjects to the forefront. Jamell's blogs tackle societal issues, how he writes his books, his journey as an author and some motivational blogs that will get you to focus on your goals. His goal and moniker is, "to change the world, one book at a time."

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There's always this discussion about whether you find your soulmate in your life. I start to question that these days, and I truthfully don't think that you do. It's hard to say you've found someone that makes your soul feel at ease when in the drop of a dime, everything can change. I tend to think we all fall for each other way too fast when it comes to relationships and we forget to realize that you NEVER know everything about a person.

There will always be a few things that you may not know about a person. I mean, I find out things about my parents that I never knew and I'm in my 30s. So if I'm still learning about my parents, what makes you think that they won't learn something new about the person they are dating or are in a relationship with?

To me, I think you find the right person that you are supposed to be with for an allotted time (however long that may be) and that's it. My reasoning behind this is, the reality of life is things change and people change (all of the time). Nothing stays the same and the one person you say is your soulmate may not be. They may be a totally different person than you think they are or maybe they like or love someone else and you may never know it.

I think life is about growth and learning from each other through a plethora of experiences. Nothing lasts forever, if it did, we would never die and this Earth would be overcrowded full of people. We all love differently and we are always in the process of learning about ourselves and what drives us, motivates us, makes us happy, and what inspires us so how can we say that we've found a soulmate in someone else when we don't even know ourselves completely?

Your soul is something sacred within the core of your being and that should be cherished and kept deep inside of you. If someone is your soulmate, that means you've given them your soul and ask that they cherish it like a gift. Your soul is not just any ol' gift, that's something serious and it's not like it's materialistic where you can use it whenever you feel like it. Saying someone is your soulmate means that they are contributing to your inner core of your existence daily and every single day. That is an impossible task to hand to someone and expect them to give you that.

The reality is you have to feed your own soul, that sacred place inside of yourself that you don't ever want to lose. If anyone should be your soulmate, it should be yourself and who you are as a person. There has to be something within you that keeps you going and driven everyday. Handing your soul to someone to give you everything you could ever want and need is an unfair deal in my eyes.

This is just my thoughts and my opinion on it, too many times I hear people say someone else is their soulmate. I don't think I'd ever be able to say that in my life because there are too many things that calm and soothe my soul without any special woman being in my life. That's just me, my soul is fine with music, sports, living life, writing these blogs, writing poetry, writing poetry books. Just something to think about when you say you've found your soulmate.

There's always the question of how a writer creates his/her work. How do they come up with the content that they do and what drives them to continually write all of the time? It's a hard question to answer for everyone but I'll be as honest as possible from my perspective.

Honestly, I've been blessed with a gift to story tell since the age of 13. I remember all of my sing song rhyming poetry until I got into my late teens and early twenties where I started expressing myself differently and everything didn't rhyme as much. It was a journey of growth all of these years and as I get older, I write more about the issues we face in society.

Now, in regards to my writing and how I do it. I write based off of experiences I've been through (along with friends and family) and seeing the world for what it is. Writing about things that are relatable is what my goal is at all times. My goal is to reach at least one person who can relate to what I'm saying or what I wrote about. Maybe they've been through a similar experience or they know someone who has and that opens up dialogue.

We tend not to talk openly about things we deal with and go through and my gateway is through writing poetry. Writing about it let's others know that I'm more open to expressing myself through that avenue. I'm a very quiet person, also observant of what's going on around me and the people that are in my life and also around me. I'm not that open to people and the amount of people I open up to, I can count on one hand. Which is why I'd rather express myself through a few lines and leave it at that. Sometimes I have more to say but I like to leave people intrigued and wondering if I'll express more of my thoughts at a later time.

Writing is my sense of relaxation and escape so I tend to avoid getting writer's block and I write down a lot of my book ideas in a blue book (which you'll see posts of on my poetry and personal page on Instagram). It's basically my best friend and it goes with me most places since ideas come to me at the most random times.

Creativity and finding ways to reach the masses is what keeps me going and I enjoy the journey. Somewhere along the lines I'd like to get to a place where writing is all I do and I'm able to travel the world a bit and experience different countries, cultures and people. I know being around different people will inspire me more to write.

It's hard to turn my brain off and my mind is always in thought (a little tidbit and secret about me that a lot of people don't know). Sometimes you have to take a break from it all which I have but I'm slowly getting back to my writing.

My poetry Instagram page: aquariamind feel free to read, enjoy and give me feedback, always open to dialogue about my writing.

Be good everyone.