Not What I Expected

This past year has been a challenge. Sometimes, it is a huge grace that we can’t see too far ahead of us. If I knew what the year would be like last September, I would be very discouraged. Many artistic plans and visions did not come to fruition like I thought. I had hoped to find…

New to New York?

After living in the city for just over a year, I’ve looked back at my first months and compiled a list of resources that were helpful to me. As a newcomer in the city, merging your life to the pulse of the city is sometimes hard and frustrating. Here are some resources that turned the challenge of NY…

Best Mornings

Waking up to lulling rain, calling me back to sleep. Wanting to listen and ignore it, I wrote Morning Pages anyways. A brunch date awaiting. Muscles to be toned. Hair to wash. A day to live. Held in scarves. An umbrella cover. A breathless pace. Chilled, whisked away, then warm again. Framed by plaza arches; waiting,…

Little Links

This week has been a long one for me. Here are some links keeping me motivated and inspired! Above is a photo I had to share on IG. Soho is my favorite chic places in the city. Can’t wait to bring a friend and go back! Revisiting Instagram and found this Bookstagram List  Seeking a mentor…

Ten Things

Check out This Flow Chart to discover your  next read Where was This NYC List when I moved here? 16 Leftover Coffee Uses – totally trying  out coffee jello… Saving my brain with this gorgeous 75% off planner from Paper Source This new upbeat find; Arms Length by Kacy Hill My only binge-watch Netflix show:…

Summers Are Special

The whole apartment smells of summer. I’m feeling so emotionally nostalgic, it’s ridiculous. I could be hormonal but I who cares. I can’t figure it out but I’m convinced it’s because of this baby blue and white sky, the chirping birds and the need for fewer layers. This photo perfectly describes me this morning. Basking in…

Put Into Motion

Right now I am sitting here at my desk, sweating from a 2.3 mile run. It’s 9:07 and I’m a little late for my newly-set daily writing routine. I’ve been struck with the reason of why I run and had to share it immediately. Yes, I run so I can attempt a return to my goal weight/pant…

A Scared Artist Child

Hello from the other side.  This is a long-awaited moment. I’ve been in a funk. A cloud. A dry-spell where my creativity has totally left me. I scared it away. For real. I haven’t touched my camera in about two months. I haven’t danced in about that long and writing is just starting to come…

Hostess Artist Child

Currently, I am going through the book The Artist Way with a group of artists and week 2 is all about identity. It’s amazing how many things, memories and experiences that make up our identity.  I’ve mentioned this book before as it’s my second time going through the 12 week artistic exercise of becoming unblocked. I expected…

Creative Seasons

As I reflect on my artistic career. My resume is full of variety and changes. I am beginning to see a series of seasons that have made me into who I am as an artist. As a child, I had seasons of acting. As a young adult I had a season of piano performance and competitions. In college,…

Seeking Normality

  Living in New York this past year, I’ve quickly learned that the amount of places and people one has access to can make you feel like you’ve lived a lifetime in just a year. Emotions of the year have made me feel the highest highs and lowest lows. Everything that made up 2015 was purposeful,…

Write “Did” Lists

A couple people in my life have said we should write a list of things we’ve accomplished instead of always having a to-do list. We are always focusing on what’s next and what hasn’t been done yet that we don’t analyze how full our lives our, how good God has been, how many rich experiences,…