Akhnaten Burrowes (Picture by Krystal Hoyte.)
Akhnaten Burrowes has an effervescent personality. He’s also the life of any party. Spend even five minutes with the 22-year-old and it’s bound to rub off.
But this was not always who he was. In fact, finding himself has admittedly been his greatest struggle.
“From young it was hard. I used to go into parties and worry about what people would say when I do too much. But now I say, ‘You’re doing too little’. I’m very extra in a good way. It was a journey but when I surpassed caring what others thought about me, the rest was history. I’m glad I got past it.
“I don’t care what other people think. I don’t believe in posing. I would go to any party and I don’t care who is there; you can guarantee that I would be having a good time,” he said while doing one of his signature poses.
He told EASY Magazine during an interview at Sweetfield Manor, Brittons Hill, St Michael, that he prided himself on always having good vibes and being someone who made people feel good about themselves.
“I was always outgoing. That’s all I know how to be. Having good energy around you is very important. When life gives you lemons or limes, you make lemonade. So rather than dwelling on the negative too much, I try to dwell a lot on the positive.”
He added: “I would realise that I would have random conversations with people and they would really enjoy the conversations and appreciate the advice. It made me feel good to know that I could make someone else feel much better about themselves and make them feel happier.
“Sometimes a person feels better when they know someone else is going through the same thing as them, so they’re not alone. A lot of people aren’t authentic and honest to say they do go through problems and have things that make them feel unhappy or uneasy or miserable. When someone else can relate to you and make you feel more comfortable, then this journey is easier. We really do need each other to survive,” he stressed. (DB)
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