When Soulgee utilized to affix the Defence Drive in his native Jamaica, he was unsuccessful.
He handed all his health checks however failed the medical, he says, as a result of his ears had been pierced.
Now a soldier in the UK Infantry, he sees that failure as a precious lesson to be utilized in life.
“Typically in life the issues that you really want chances are you’ll not get it. I’ve been declined and chances are you’ll come throughout life once you get declined and suppose it is best to have gotten that job, that woman or no matter you suppose it is best to have gotten shouldn’t be essentially the case,” he says.
“The place I’m now, in my life, in my military profession, I’ve reached so much larger than the place I believed I’d be. I’ve been world wide, saving lives, speaking to the folks, giving to the folks, giving to my neighborhood, possibly the JD did me a favour. I wish to say to folks, don’t hand over on life, don ‘t hand over and suppose it’s the worst of it, don’t hand over and suppose life is on the finish or you must commit a criminal offense to get the place you wish to…let it go, transfer on, set your self once more and begin over. I did it.”
It’s precious life classes resembling this the soldier, who requested that his beginning title be withheld, imparts on his new Instagram vlog, Soulgeestraighttalk.
From relationships to commentary on points arising from leisure information, Soulgee airs his views to a rising fan base.
A homicide in Jamaica laid the muse for his vlog.
“Whereas I used to be stationed in Africa in 2018, there was a homicide that occurred in Jamaica of a younger British woman. Individuals had been sending out movies and making essentially the most unfavorable feedback of Jamaica and I made a video and despatched it to a blogger and it contained me explaining to residents of Jamaica to not condemn their very own till they discover out the truths behind the scenes as a result of folks journey to Jamaica and different international locations in Africa and commit crime and the nation sustains the blame,” he explains.
“My curiosity was if we might implement issues to assist us like DNA machines, surveillance and even neighborhood help when it comes to me and also you looking for one another. You bought to take a look at it from all completely different angles relatively than saying crime is dedicated in Jamaica I’m not going again there. I wished to carry that gentle to them and say don’t concern to return to your very own residence as a result of if all of us as people take ourselves away from our nation we aren’t any higher than these attempting to maintain us from the nation.”
He says the video acquired over 120,000 views and some months after in style blogger Babbzy contacted him. He despatched her an inspirational video and she or he suggested him to proceed making placing out content material and speaking to folks as a result of he had a approach of breaking down points and exploring completely different angles that grabbed their consideration.
For Soulgee, he is not only a soldier on the battlefield, his struggle is way broader.
“If I might keep in England, in Germany, in Cyprus, in Northern Eire and assist a person by speaking then I’m doing a service job for the nation, for myself, for the household. If one phrase I can say can change your views of attacking, destroying, committing crime or homicide which will result in one thing larger in life that’s the reason I do that,” he says.
Whereas he feedback on some points affecting the Caribbean, his goal is everybody. Soulgee says he simply goals to supply a spot of positivity and supply options to issues.
Born in Clarendon, Jamaica, Soulgee spent the primary 21 years of his life there. He says whereas they weren’t well-off, his life was enjoyable and he spent his time enjoying with mates and studying vital life classes like pondering on his toes.
He migrated in 2002 in the hunt for a special life and supply a greater life for his quick household and mates. Most of his household, he says, had already migrated to Canada and america so he selected the UK to forge a brand new path for himself.
Within the UK, a buddy took him in and he looked for a job.
Sooner or later he noticed a soldier and was inspired to use.
Since becoming a member of the military, Soulgee has been posted to Germany, Africa, Northern Eire and Cyprus.
He nonetheless maintains a connection to Jamaica the place he’s setting up a home for his household and using folks from the neighborhood and refer trusted people for employment elsewhere.
He stated: “I wish to give again to my neighborhood, I’ve to present it in a approach the place your sweat earns your bread and to ensure that them to obtain that’s stopping them from committing a criminal offense. So I would love others to take the idea of constructing of their neighborhood the place folks may be employed.”
Soulgee plans to return to Jamaica when he retires from the military.