Name: Mathew Edmund
Social Media Handle/Username: @OGVendettaME
Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: My names Mathew(Matt)Edmund, I’m 23 and am just a guy from Seattle trying to make a difference in the world in any way I can. Business owner, Real Estate Investor, Serial Entrepreneur, Crypto Connoisseur, Snowboarder, Race car driver and just a guy doing the thing and trying to make it in this world.
What Inspires You Every day? : This ones hard because different things for different days inspire me. One that I constantly go back to though is trying to make a difference in at least one persons life day to day and if I’m able to do that I will be content with that day. Trying to be the best version of myself day in and day out, not only for others but for me because I deserve the best and you have to be the best for yourself if you’re going to be the best for others.
What is some words of wisdom you live by?: The three C’s of life: Choices, Chances and Changes. You make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change. Something that I’ve been living by for the past few years. I’ve made a lot of choices in life, some good some bad. Good ones are memories and the bad ones are lessons. Unfortunately some of those choices changed my life for the worse, especially recently. But I’ve been quickly recovering and going back to this. Starting over is fine; giving up is not.
What is your ultimate goal in life? : This one’s tough honestly. It’s ever changing. Like right this moment is be the best you can be for yourself. However, 2 weeks ago it was travel the world with my person and be the best version of me for them but unfortunately that person is no more. Sometimes it’s big house, land, family and toys. Other time’s it’s travel the world and live in several different countries for X amount of months. Sometimes it’s going around and helping the homeless or people in need. Like I said before, it’s ever changing currently.
How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : This pandemic has honestly been pretty tough for me personally. I’m sociable and not being able to socialize has taken it’s toll unfortunately. Some days I’m good and some days I need someone but have no one. I’ve lost a lot of connections I’ve made over the years because of this. Months without seeing someone you saw every week. It really sucks. Been at my highest highs and lowest lows throughout this pandemic. However, there has been a slight silver lining, that being, you realize who your true friends are and who wants you there because they will make that effort to talk to you or not. We’re all in this together, check on your friends.
What is a message you would like to give others? : Keep your mental health in check Kings and Queens. That’s something that I unfortunately left untapped for far too long and am dealing with the consequences of that now. Mental health is far more difficult to overcome and recover from than physical, if you need to talk to someone, do it. There’s resources out there for you. Especially friends and family. Keep it in check and don’t just brush it under the rug. To my Kings out there, reach out to a friend man. If they’re really your friend they’ll hear you out. They won’t think anything different of you for reaching out, I promise. That’s something that I’ve been dealing with myself. Trust me, don’t let it get too bad.
What else would you like to tell others about you or your life?: I didn’t come from a wealthy family or born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I came from a very modest town in Washington, nothing crazy. However, I worked and grinded since I was 16. I dropped out of HS at 16 and never looked back. Yeah it was tough at first with parents and losing that experience but I’m so glad I did. It’s surely not for everyone though, so if you are younger really think about it. I was working and learning business and coding 16 hours a day every single day for 7 years now. Would it of been easier to give up and work a 9-5? Absolutely. I’ve been through a lot. Some unimaginable pains have been brought onto me and my family. Severe depression has been in my life since I was a kid. I was given no reassurance as a kid and that really fucked me up. Always thinking that I’m not good enough or doing enough. I won several different nationals as a kid and teenager. BMX Racing, Snowboarding, Baseball and wrestling. However through all of that I still felt like I wasn’t good enough. I was sometimes told good job but a lot of the time it wasn’t that. Something that I still struggle with to this day is reassurance and thinking that I’m doing enough to win. I’m harder on myself than anyone ever could be. I’ve been married and shot in the back by more than one person, especially recently. Best friends, brothers, ex spouses. All of which have turned on me in the past few years. Something that really doesn’t do good for your mental health is someone telling them they love you whilst they stab you in the back, laughing. Through everything though. Losing family, friends, spouses, money, things. I’m still here. Doing what I can to survive and try to love unconditionally. Gets hard at times but if I’m able to keep going and keep doing it, so can you. All love to everyone who stayed this long through this interview. All best and anyone that needs someone, my DMs are always open on Twitter. You’re not alone.