Yesterday I wrote an article called, “The Death of Fort Smith,” a lot who read it said that it was incredibly negative. While I was presenting a problem, solution, and somewhat of a wake up to a few individuals, adding to the noise is not my intention. However, I got the exact reaction I intended. I get it, you get it, we’ve identified the problem. The point of the article was to compel action – not by those who can actually do something about it with their resources or money. The article was pointed at individuals who don’t think they can do anything about it. People like you and me.

Fort Smith needs you. Fort Smith needs you to stop adding to the noise of negativity. Fort Smith needs you to stop waiting. Fort Smith needs you to act. 

Over the past four months, it’s been easier to compel high school students with no agenda or motivation to create something in this town – and they’re doing it. They aren’t waiting for permission or for a way out. They are doing it.

Which brings me to the point of this post.

Don’t wait for permission. 

Have an idea? Do it.
Have an event? Plan it.
Want to play some music? We’ve got venues.
Want to create some art? Ana Maria can teach you.

The whole point is, don’t wait to be chosen, don’t wait to start, and don’t wait for the right time. The time is now. We need you. Fort Smith needs you.

I’m going to go back to regularly scheduled programming of inspiration and fashion posts, but I had to let my voice be heard. We need you.