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

Hi Carter, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
Over time, I started to prioritize the things I care about the most.

And in that time, I also realized that you do not have to do everything all at once but start small and build over time.

I think about balance is between doing what you want versus doing what you need and having patience along the way.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m an actor and I also like to direct music videos. I think what sets me apart from others is having a vivid imagination to spark ideas. I grew up watching all genres of movies/tv and along with being into anime I feel like the inspiration for my creativity is endless.

I am most proud of music video I directed for the artist KS the Wolf called “Mons” and I am excited for my own personal project I am currently developing now.

I got where I am at today by not giving up and still pursuing at my own pace. Life likes to throw a lot curves at you and your “plan” may never go as it seems. But when you have something you’re so passionate about, enough to burn inside you, then its enough to keep you going.

The lessons I’ve learned along the way:

– Take more risks.
– Be ready to take the journey alone but know there are others.
– Be flexible in the journey but firm in the destination. There are many avenues that lead to Rome.
– Be grateful in all areas of the process.

What I want the world to know about me is that I am eclectic and this journey for me is just beggining

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
The first thing right out the gate, they would have to be “initiated” with an In-N-Out burger. From there I’m always about the “local vibes”. If your friend is not used to traffic, have them mentally prepared for it. Especially if you are taking the “scenic routes” to places to show how LA is made up of different neighborhoods, and each of those neighborhoods has its own special gems to contribute to the city.

I would take them to my favorite bar The Mandrake. It’s a chill spot located in Mid City. Hit Ktown for KBBQ then head to Breakroom86. The gamer in me would also press for “barcades” like Eighty-Two downtown. While we are there check out Angel City and Arts District Brewery as well as Grand Central Market.

Eventually, we would have to make a visit to Hollywood. Even walking up and down Sunset Blvd is pretty entertaing before heading to Mel’s Diner.

For the downtime hit some beaches. From Santa Monica down to Playa Del Rey.

There are so many options. I have lived here long enough to build a decent google maps catalogue of great places and areas to go. It all depends on the area we are in at that moment. I feel there’s no “wrong” choice.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Aside from the family and friends who make up the foundation of myself, shoutouts to my creative colleagues Darren Brown aka “KS the Wolf”, Jake Shaver aka “editshaver”, and Leilani Neder aka “mamatusko”. They always inspire me to create more, keep pursuing, and have some fun along the way.

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