We had the good fortune of connecting with Brandon Hudson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Brandon, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
I fully believe that this is something we do not discuss enough in our community- Work vs Life Balance. What equals success, but also maintains our groundedness and sanity? When the pandemic hit, I was stuck- like so many of us. I realized that I was allowing my artistry to define my existence. My life had become entirely focused on the success of my work, without understanding the ramifications of that. When all of our lives came to a halt, I was forced to make a decision. I remember one day, I called my Dad. I said “Dad, I’m going to come home..”. Sure enough he gave me a resounding “NO”. LOL.. This forced me to dive head first into my work out here and make something out of what was no longer. From working with an ongoing music project, to my dear friend and manager working together on my acting career, to a new relationship, to fitting my family and friends in there somewhere.. I had no balance. No ME time. I think the balance finally started to come in when I voiced the concern that I was fading. Much of me got lost in the shuffle, but it was my fault because I didn’t take the time to re-glue to cracks. As a person, I tend to have these break through moments. Or “AH-HA” moments, where everything clicks for the time being. I knew exactly what I needed to do. However, I will spare the details, because everyone’s journey to balance is different. And I don’t want to give you a novel to read LOL. So i’ll leave you with this- There is no right. There is no wrong. But there is a YOU. So for whoever is reading this, think about you and how you need balance your life with your art. And your answers will come. <3

Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
Hmmm. Artist Brandon. Man, it has been a RIDE thus far. And I am only 31. The first thing I would like the world to know about me is that I do this because It’s what I am put here to do. 100%. As far as what type of medium I express in, it always changes. Every mood and every story (or a project I work on) calls for something new. In fact, that is the very reason why I began my company B90 Creative. But i’ll chat more about that later. So let’s go back. I am from Central Illinois (yes a midwesterner, how did you know?), I went to school from Spanish Translation and Dance at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO. I end up graduating with solely a Dance Degree, My career since then has been an eclectic mess of Dancing and Singing on Broadway, to Acting in TV and Film, Dancing behind and choreographing for Musicians and so on. Some of the most memorable moments tend to be the smallest, yet the most meaningful and honest. If you are going to become an artist, please know that challenges will be a part of the journey. BUT WAIT, such is life in general. I always try to remind myself that is not about the fall, but about the getting up that truly defines our character as people. From every fall or challenge, we learn more about ourselves in the environment around us. This in turn, makes our art even more beautiful and digestable. Plus, in the grand scheme of things.. you won’t stay down forever. Life is very long, but also short at the same time. Move through it. That’s the biggest lesson i’ve learned thus far. Move through it, nothing is that serious. Oh, and it is okay to emote. LOL. So please cry if you need to.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh wow. That is a tough one. Well California is a vast place, with every climate imaginable. So I would not just stay in LA. BUT we would start here! So i’m seeing a brunch at Mama Shelter or The Dream in Hollywood. Catch a rooftop movie in DTLA? Do a pitfire in my front yard. There are some nice little bars that I’ve been found of lately in Noho- Idle Hour and Catcher In The Rye. Then most likely venture out to Joshua Tree or Big Bear for a few days.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The credit always goes to God, my family, and everyone who has come into my life. You all know who you are. YOU are the true heroes of my story. I have learned something from each person and each experience. Good or bad.

Website: www.brandonhudson90.com AND www.b90creative.com

Instagram: @brandonhudson90

Image Credits
Dakota Lee Stroud

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