Well hello there! It's been a while...
I know I'm late to the party but better late than never right?
So, HAPPY NEW YEAR BITCHHESS!!
It's a whole new year, a whole new decade and a whole bunch of new opportunities to fuck shit up haha!
I had a lot of expectations for myself last year, professionally and personally. For the most part I succeeded professionally but completely disregarded my personal goals and that unfortunately, came crashing into my professional life in the latter part of the year. A lot has changed within the past 2 months of my life and I kind of just took some time to myself to recenter and refocus but now I'm back and feeling inspired to share so hold on to your seatbelts because we going full speed ahead!
Last year, I had the time of my life! I was cast in my first couple commercials, I partnered with some really amazing brands, had the opportunity to attend some pretty awesome events, met some of the funniest, life-changing people and got to re-connect with some of my best friends... it was honestly one of the best moments of my life so far.
Everything was pretty great up until it hit September when I unexpectedly lost my apartment. Now if you're like me, then you know, I like to spend money. Haha what can I say? I like nice things! It's always been really hard for me to save even as a child so when this happened, it hit me REAL hard! Although, I was going through this personal crisis everything with work seemed to be going great. I was still attending events all the time, getting more and more job opportunities but as the weeks went by it became harder and harder to ignore all that was happening around me. If you read my "When Life Hits you Hard" post, then you know I also lost my 9-5 job around the same time so I was basically homeless and freelancing full-time... yes it's as frustrating and miserable as it sounds haha! I honestly wouldn't be able to survive without my close friends within those months but yeah that continued until around December.
I had made plans and arrangements for Art Basel previous to my world turning upside down so naturally I was NOT going to let anything stop me from going. My dad (which I don't see very often) happened to also be in Miami around the same time. We met up and just talked everything through, discussed what my options were and how viable it would be returning to NYC. Ultimately, we decided that maybe it would be best to stay in Miami for a while. Bare in mind, I literally only had one suitcase of clothes and everything else I owned was stashed away in some storage in NYC.
Fast forward to now, I'm still kind of wrapping my mind around all that happened. It all went by so suddenly. I didn't have a chance to really process or even consider my life in New York coming to an end. I'm definitely not ready to call it quits on New York at all. It's been my home for the last 6 years and I was FINALLY feeling like I belong there but sometimes you need to take a step back and really evaluate yourself and where you're at in life. Who knows what opportunities this new direction could take me? It may lead to exactly where I want to be.
So I'm choosing to trust God, trust in his plan,and trust in his timing.
It's still hard because it all ended so abruptly but I know I'll be back!
To my New York family... I love you! Thank you all for your support ❤️