Hey Friends! Happy Late New year! I hope everyone’s year is off to a great start! I spent the entire month of January off social media to recoup and center myself for 2019. It was honestly one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and I was a little anxious and nervous to come back to it all. Social Media can bring so much unnecessary pressure sometimes. It felt nice to be alone without anything to distract me from my own thoughts. It felt nice to face myself head on. I have a lot more work to do, but I feel like I’m off to an amazing start. I wrote a lot, read a lot, sang a lot, made new friends, hung out with old ones, worked like crazy, and spent a lot of time alone. I feel rejuvenated and prepared for this year. 2018 was honestly a hot mess and I truly want to do things differently, which is why I started the year off with no social media. I suggest everyone take a break from time to time. I admit that a month may be a little extreme (it’s the Taurus in me), but even a few days away can make a huge difference in your growth and healing.
For me, January was a month full of hard work and self-care. I worked on several projects and prepared for several more that are in the works. I can’t wait to share them with you all! Stranger and the Shadow is up and running for a few more weeks at Vittum Theater and I would love for you all to make it if you can. I also have a few poetry sets coming up this month (one of which are free) and I would love to have support in the audience as this will be my longest poetry set to date. All of my upcoming shows are on my events page 😊 One project that I’m extremely excited to announce is my Winter Poetry Series, beginning this Sunday! Every week, I will discuss and read one of my poems on my YouTube channel (Khloe Janel). Please subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already! It would mean the world to me.
Every ounce of support doesn’t go unnoticed and I will forever be thankful for those of you who are riding with me through this journey. I don’t know where this project will take me or what I plan to do with it right now. All I know is I want to read my poetry more often so I’m going to do it the best way I know how. I’m so excited and anxious to hit the ground running with my poetry. One of my goals for this year is to not let my fear of failure and change stop me from doing what I love. I love poetry just as much as I love acting and singing; but my fear has stopped me from turning it into a career. This year I plan on changing that. I feel like I’m headed in the right direction and I wouldn’t be as confident about my work if it weren’t for the people who’ve been in my corner this entire time. Thank you all so much. I appreciate you and love you to pieces. I already feel like this year will be a transformative one for so many of us. Keep fighting for your dreams and don’t let anyone convince you that you are not good enough. Happy Black History Month and don’t forget to take care of yourself.