If there were ever a person that exemplifies building beyond, it is Shane Kocyzan, the spoken word poet. Like millions of others, I was introduced to him on social media by the viral video, "To This Day." That video seemed to tell my story. When I was a kid, in a small school in a small town, I was taunted and bullied relentlessly for being different, and though I saw the film as an adult, it still helped me to feel not so alone. It was also one of the reasons that I decided to start buildingbeyond.me. I saw this man, telling his story through art. It was awe inspiring.
Today I happened upon another piece of his work, "Instructions for a Bad Day." Again, I was forced to marvel at how his words spoke so deeply to my core, and made me feel like I was okay, when minutes before, I was not feeling like I was going to be okay. Again I felt that the universe delivered exactly what I needed at the right time.