[Photography by Joe Chea]
Its officially a new day in the new year. You've probably already taken a few day/hours/minutes/seconds to think about 2017 and what it has or hasn't brought you. But for the most part, you usually have one of the following thoughts about the year, [a] what a shitty year, we have got to do better, [b] this has been one of the best ones yet and Im ready for 2018, or [c] meh, it was ok.
Personally I sit somewhere between the lines of [b] and [c]. I have been thoroughly tested this year without a doubt. Friendships, relationships, career, health, you name it, god was knocking at that door and shaking it all up. Not to say it wasn't entertaining to say the least. I just remember every morning I would ask god [sorry for you non spiritual folks out there, you can change the word god for the universe]; But I would ask god/universe to get rid of anything or anyone who would do me harm and did not wish the best for me. And lordt [pronounced lord-t], did people, and I mean even some key people in my life, start dropping like flies. I am not going to lie, it hurt like a mother at first but with some time I was happier in my state of being. So it made things easier in some aspects of my life.
I easily plan on taking what I've learned in 2017 into 2018, I have no other choice but to live it the best way possible. I remember a few years back I thought I was about to embark on the year of the scare, but I was wrong, this is definitely going to be that year. In 2018, I will be leaving my stable full time, health insurance giving, 9:30 to 6 job for the ultimate unknown. 2018 is about to be a full on "what the fuck" risk. I am going to engage in being a full time no insurance having freelance artist. I say artist instead of stylist because of the simple fact that I am going to be delving into many projects and some outside of the fashion industry. [YIKES!] But with my family, friends, and supports [like you folks reading this], I have a strong feeling that I should be more than ok.
So when you ask me about 2017...what about it?
2018 is the year thats about to truly make me...