Isn’t it crazy how one year can change your life?
What a year 2011 has been. For me, it has been quite the learning experience in terms of self-revelation. At the beginning of the year, I had this goal that I would make 2011 a year about embracing independence. Little did I know in order to do that, I needed to quit putting my energy and time into things that weren’t reciprocating any effort back. When I finally let go of unhealthy ties and created new ones, that feeling of joy slowly began to soak back into my life. I needed to say goodbye to the unappreciated work-ternships, the toxic friendships and unhealthy commitments. I think October is when I officially started to commit to last year’s new years resolution. I look up to the relationships I’ve lost and the ones I’ve gained. The most important relationship I’ve gained in 2011 is my relationship with God. I have always had faith, but recently, it’s stronger than ever–words can’t describe.
Overall, I look back at 2011, and I am truly blessed. It’s been an overwhelmingly busy year in terms of work and school, but I’ve grown in areas necessary. I am so grateful to the friends I’ve made who have significantly opened my eyes to areas of life I’ve never seen. And just when I thought my relationship with my family couldn’t get stronger, it’s turned into GOLD.
I cant go without saying my love for fashion has tripled too. I created Spazmag in March of 2011 because I wanted to store my love for fashion somewhere. It has turned into something greater than I could have imagined. I am blessed to have a tight number of followers who actually look to my site for inspiration! My style is like a mood ring. It changes color everyday. I hope my magazine has given my readers a small boost of confidence & fierce kick to embrace their inner cheetah!– RAWR!
All SPAZ aside, I am so so blessed that I got the opportunities at my college news station this year. Hosting North Texas Now and working at NtTV this semester took up ALOT of my time but it was SO worth it. Working in a professional team environment with people who are striving towards similar goals really validates why I chose this career. I’m learning that hard work pays off for those who have passion in their eyes. I see it everyday when I walk into the Radio, TV, Film building. And, I am truly honored that UNT has entered me for the 2011 TIPA award for best on-air performance for a college news station. (Fingers crossed!!!)
2011 wasn’t a bad year after all. I have so much to be grateful for and I know this is only the beginning. 2011 confirms that our lives are in constant flux, and being self-aware of change helps us through the growing process. I think what excites me the most going into 2012 is that my small voice (not literally) can become a more powerful voice of outreach through the decisions I choose to make.
With that being said, I am so excited for the new year.