Bobby Foster

Rapper/Spoken Word Poet, Life Coach (ACC Certified), Motivational Speaker, and Published Author

Through poor health and death, I’ve learned the value and beauty in life.

The Time Is Now

 

Why Did This Happen?

When I was born, I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. A deadly genetic disorder that affects the respiratory and digestive systems. 

I was told I wouldn’t make it past 10.

Fortunately, growing up I was rather healthy. It wasn’t until I hit high school that CF began to really affect me. I was in and out of the hospital. 

Practically dying. 

Yet, I made it through and graduated near the top of my class. 

I went on to get my bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing at the University of Central Florida. 

Now, I’m 26 and modern medicine has made CF more manageable. 

But, the mental and physical strain it had on me during my teenage years is something that I still have to heal, learn, and grow from. 

I’m ready for that journey.

When Will it End?

When I was 20, I received a phone call that would change my life forever.

It was from my dad, except when I answered it, I didn’t hear his voice. It was a woman.

She told me that my dad had fainted on the tennis court, and that he was non-responsive.

She said an ambulance was taking him to the hospital.

By the time I arrived, my father had passed away.

I felt alone, abandoned, and worthless.

Yet, there was some part of me that hoped to recover. 

So…

That’s exactly what I did.

Finding Myself

After everything I’ve been through in my life, I learned that I had to turn inside.

This led to me expressing myself through rap. Which then transitioned into spoken word poetry, and today, I do both.

My father used to tell me, “You won’t be a good father, son, brother, anything, unless you’re good with yourself first.”

That still sticks with me until this day.

With that in mind, I decided to see a life coach. And eventually became one myself.

During the coaching, I did work on myself so that I could heal the trauma and wounds that were left behind from my life. I became more comfortable with myself. I became okay being alone.

Ironically, I met my future wife during the group life coaching sessions I was attending. She also just so happened to have a happy adorable baby who is now my son.

I’ve learned that our life is filled with truth, which we can’t do anything about. The truth, is the truth. However, our interpretation of the truth is what makes all of us artists.

Through reimagining the interpretations and perspectives we hold in life, we can completely change the way we live.

In order for our lives to change, it’s up for us to act, and the best time to do that? 

NOW.

 

Highlights of my Journey