‘Sup. 2017 is moving faster than I ever expected. Even this photo came quick by my 12 year-old niece who turned the camera on me during her photoshoot. It wasn’t since my last post that I took the time to write more about what’s been inspiring, driving, and challenging me. Sometimes life just happens and you lose track of a few things, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Letting life happen means that I have been spending more time in the real and less time on the screen. I need technology to work and I need work to live, but that should not be all I do. I’ve changed my lifestyle three times in just over a year going from NYC to Maui and back to San Diego. Each time trying to consciously make more time for me. Closing my computer a few hours earlier at night, spending the time to talk to friends on the phone (not over a text or Snap or thumbs up on FB), and most importantly, not checking e-mails from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed. I want to be busy—who doesn’t. I don’t want to live to work, but I do need work to live. Finding this balance is a continuous goal and I haven’t quite figured it out yet.
In this new year, I look forward to continuing my work as a graphic designer, new teacher and strive to do it all better. I want to welcome change and encourage growth within myself and with others. The New England Patriots came back to win one historic Super Bowl tonight. If that doesn’t prove hard work and preparation doesn’t get you anything, I don’t know what will. So I won’t give up trying, I’ll do my best to keep my head on straight and letting life happen in 2017. New year, working towards a better me.