The DidjGuy Talks Setting Goals
Celebrate the inspiring journey of Roland Brown, also known as Dark Rose. Today, Roland is a changed man, but before TURSA, he struggled with alcoholism and chronic weed smoking. He refused to accept his situation and had lost sight of his musical goals. Roland lived on and off the streets for years, busking and performing with other artists in the same boat. But everything changed when he had two kids and realized he was turning 25. He had a wake-up call and decided to get back on track and pursue his goals.
When Roland first came to TURSA, he admits he wasn’t fully present, just ticking boxes to get paid. But something shifted, and he realized there were opportunities and help if he could put in the energy. In addition, there was support willing to meet him halfway. Roland said several times how he is grateful to Ashley for signing him up for The Buttery CORE program, which helped him achieve goals he never thought were possible. As a result, he has been sober for nearly 50 days now and feels clear-minded and driven.
Roland’s passion for music and supporting the youth is what drives him. He dreams of working amongst the community and using his music to inspire and uplift others. He has been hired by Coles and is excited to start working soon.
Roland’s journey is a reminder that there is always time to make a change and pursue your dreams. It takes courage and determination, but anything is possible with the proper support and mindset. We celebrate Roland’s journey and look forward to seeing where his future takes him.