A New Year + 2019 Recap


It's been about a year since I left the blogsphere to focus on some major life shifts. New creative outlets, a new job, personal growth, y'know - all the good things. The last year was filled with unexpected events and important realizations, more so than the years before. It was a year of discovering myself as an artist and developing important skills, and really looking at what truly was important to me.

Like for so many, blogging was also a way for me to have something of my own; it gave me a space to share interests with others. When I launched my blog for the first time in 2018, I didn't expect so many doors would be presented to me. During a small amount of time, I was really able to develop skills through networking with other creatives and gain important, valuable skills. I helped great brands spread their businesses which led me to discover my interest in modeling. Soon after, my acting and film exploration began. I reflect on it now and it's crazy to see how every single leap of faith I took led to opportunities to do it again.

Quick Year Recap
Twenty-nineteen was a special year for me. I was unemployed and struggled for quite some time. Then, after many rejections, I got a job, paid off some things, and was able to save a bit. I started building a portfolio and worked as a model. I went to class and connected with other aspiring actors which really had me wishing I had taken theater in high school or drama classes during undergrad. One day, I decided to just go for it. I got new headshots done and I started my journey as an actor.  

For the first time in my life, I got to be on set for a show! I traveled many miles for my craft. My car broke a few times. I struggled a bit more but picked myself back up. I continued to meet so many different kinds of people and got to witness their drive to chase their dreams. I loved speaking honestly about the jobs we had to travel these paths that we chose.

Then by some absolute miracle, I got sent to New York for my first movie premiere! It was for CATS. Who would have thought? I met the choreographer for the movie (also the choreographer for Hamilton, so yes, I was absolutely HONORED). I explored New York for a few days and flew home to spend the rest of the holidays with my loved ones. I felt like it was all a dream, really. Unreal but so real.

God is good.
He really wanted my year to go out with a bang and I thank Him dearly for it. :)


This new year, I remind myself of the resolutions I've had before and add new ones, too. 
I want to be more present with others so I can foster my relationships. I want my faith to strengthen and to carry me past my doubts. I want to continue unlocking my mind to improve my acting and I want to be braver doing it. I want to give my time to focus on gaining quality experiences, developing skills, exploring new hobbies - all the things that will help fuel my creativity & help me see the beauty in this life (all the meaningful things that acting pushes me to do). 
There are so many more on my list, these are just a few!


I'm excited to see where my path takes me this year!
So what do YOU hope to accomplish this year and how will you reach for these goals?
Happy New Year, everyone!



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