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.
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.
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).
I'm excited to see where my path takes me this year!