2015 will close out as one of my best years thus far. I embarked on my dream career, I live in my favorite city, and I got to enjoy some wonderful times with friends and family (I also may or may not have turned 30...)
This time last year I began to think about my new years resolution. I had been bopping between jobs and had struggled for years to find something I enjoyed and cared about (which also managed to pay the bills). I found myself so lost and frustrated the majority of the time, so I finally decided to make changes and take risks.
In December of 2014 I resolved to make my passion my career; I resolved to start believing in myself and my potential. As I write this post I am thinking back to where I was and how I was feeling. I cant help but smile as I realize how far I have come in just 12 months. I mean, I was living in a one bedroom apartment with two roommates and 2 dogs and driving over to my sisters house so that I could paint in her kitchen since there was no room at my house for an easel... those were crazy (and cramped times)!
Just 12 months later I have managed to paint my butt off, create a beautiful home studio, launch a website, blog and social media, and snag a solo exhibition opportunity. I have networked, researched, participated, and supported other local artists. I have made new friends and learned SO MUCH about myself as well as the creative industry. The world seems bigger, more exciting and more inviting.
I still have a LONG way to go. I have a lot of evolving to do and have so many goals and milestones to reach. But whenever I start to get down or impatient I am going to look back on this blog post and remember how far I have come.
Peace out, 2015, you were grand! Hello, 2016, lets get started!