2016 is the year of
WORK | Right before the holidays I was offered a new job opportunity taking on two accounts where I will be responsible for their social media and creative content. Being a blogger this is already something I work at daily so I'm excited to take this on and improve on these skills while continuing to let my creativity flow. On top of this I will have flexibility with my time allowing me to still build away at Trend Struck. I have a few opportunities already on the go for 2016 that I will be sharing with you soon and I can't wait to see what will pop up throughout the year. To think I was ready to walk away from my blog at this time last year but then had such incredible growth, makes me so thankful I pushed through. Thank you so much for your continued support.
RELATIONSHIPS | I've gone through a lot of ups and downs with relationships this past year and I've really taken a moment to do some re-evaluating recently. I feel incredibly lucky to be surrounded by so many amazing people and appreciate each relationship for their special unique value. However I'm also feeling like I need to take note on the proximity of some. As we get older we grow, we learn and we figure out what we need, what we feel we deserve and simply what is important. Friendships are like relationships where aside from good times you need depth, experiences, support, fairness and respect.
WELL BEING | I sure had a lot of fun with all my free time this past year but now it's time to put a heavy focus on taking care of me and my body. It's time to party less and do more of those feel good things like reading books, meditating more and getting back into dance as a form of physical activity.
TRAVEL | You will read below that travel is something I wish I did more of throughout my 20's. I did a few getaways last year but it's the type that I want to focus on this year. I want to see this planet we live on. I don't want to go on these trips simply because they are quick, cheap and easy. I want to be inspired, go somewhere new and have an experience. So bon voyage I'm ready for my 2016 take-off.
2015 was the year of
Last year was all about change. I started the year off in a new condo all on my own. I was single, no day job, just a night gig that depended on people getting wasted. In other words, it may be lucrative but it is by no means stable. This is an expensive City to live in alone and I was beyond scared to take this plunge but I did it and made my home the coziest and stylish little space possible. Around the same time I gave myself a new look by chopping off a good 8" of locks that quickly started a trend among others. I shortly after entered a new decade by turning 30 and had the best time ever celebrating it. This year was the first time I was only doing the bar thing for work. Usually I've been one to juggle 2-3 jobs at a time so all this time freedom was something new. Aside from having my blog to work at during the week I was nominated on to join the board for Fashion Group International where I managed their social media accounts and attended monthly events. Like I mentioned earlier I almost gave up my blog at the beginning of the year questioning where it was going and if this was in fact something that I wanted to pursue given the amount of time I had been investing in it. Thankfully after determining I was crazy to throw all my hard work away I made a pact with myself that with all this free time I would attend as many events as possible that I was invited to. One of the things I've worked so hard at over the past two years is stepping out of my comfort zone and putting aside my shyness to meet new people. I really did put in an effort and developed a number of great relationships and in turn had a successful year with my blog because of it. The final focus was travel. Instead of spending money on silly material things, or at least not as many, I hopped on a few trips. I headed to NYC for my 30th, Miami for a music festival and Spain for an experience. Once you get out there it's infectious to continue your travels.
2014 was the year of