I spent my last day of 2016 at home. I made myself dinner, watched a movie, and did a hair mask. I spent that time to reflect on the last year and how much my life has changed since then. 2016 was a year of self-care. I tried my hardest to heal from the past and learn to love myself completely. I still have a long way to go but I can say honestly that I love myself way more than I did when 2016 first started. I started meditating and doing yoga. Doing both of these practices helped me love myself. I made it a point to take time out of my busy day to re center myself. I removed toxic people out of my life and learned that it's okay to be alone. I actually prefer being alone now, which is a good and bad thing. It's a bad thing because I get anxiety now when I'm around big crowds. It's a good thing because I get a lot more things done now. I also took a big step in my career and decided not to do a lot of free work. I still do free work occasionally; but, most of the time, I'm getting some sort of compensation. I've managed to still get work so that's good. I also have auditioned for almost every television show that film in Chicago. Unfortunately, I haven't booked a role yet. I know I will book the right role when it's my time though.
I'm excited and nervous for 2017. I already have a lot of stuff going on for the first half of the year. I'm doing two shows at the same time and going to school full time. I think this year will really test me. I think this year will push me even more to be great. I've worked extremely hard to get where I am now and I know it's all going to pay off. It may not be in 2017 but I know if I keep grinding, I will make it.
I have a few goals for this year. Majority of them are personal goals but I want to share them with you. I hope everyone has a wonderful 2017. I hope everyone accomplishes their goals. I hope this country doesn't go to crap after Satan goes into office. I hope more people fight for equality. Happy New Year. XOXO
1. Obviously keep working toward my goals.
2. Do a paying film.
3. Be in a show that's paying a lot more than I'm getting paid now.
4. Do more commercials.
5. Sing more (Something that actually makes me nervous).
6. Book a gig in New York.
7. Work on self-love.
8. More Yoga and meditation.
9. Stop comparing myself to others.
10. Be patient.
11. Be on Beyonce's level of unbothered.
12. Fight against micro aggressions and oppressive behaviors, people, etc.
13. More volunteer work and attend more protests.