And just like that 2015 comes to an end. It’s been an amazing year for me and I can’t thank God/the universe/my family/myself? enough for all the blessings. This year, I’m forgoing resolutions about exercise and eating right, for a promise to myself to be grateful. To really appreciate all the good in my life, every single day.
In 2015, I worked my a$$ off. I hustled in acting, hosting and blogging, until I barely had time to breathe. It all paid off and I can happily say, that for the first time in my life I’m debt-free, with a savings, and it feels so good. But, in that year of hustling, I also became aware of my limits. I’ve always been a huge advocator of “doing it all” but sometimes that approach can burn you out and make you reevaluate what truly makes you happy.
My three slashes for the past 5 years have been actress/tv host/blogger. I was able to maintain all three careers without a hitch, until 2015 when all three careers got real busy. I was hosting more than ever, auditioning more than ever and blogging more than ever. Those three “more than ever’s” equaled busier more than ever and not in a good way. I wasn’t happy. So, it was just a few months ago, when I decided to cut it down to two slashes and focus on acting and the blog, while leaving hosting behind. Now, I’m not saying I’ll never host anything again…I will. I love hosting blog related videos and segments, but do I want to pursue a career in hosting, where I dedicate my life to talking fashion or entertainment…no. The answer, after much consideration, was no.
Do I want to continue to grow my brand, readership and social media with blogging? Hell yes! Do I want to continue to study and pursue acting, while developing scripts and starting my own production company? HELL HELL YES YES! So there was my answer. 2015 was the year I became financial free and dropped a “slash.” It was the year I acknowledged my limitations and refocused on my goals. It was the year I let go and I’m immensely happier because of it.
With that, I’m wishing you a new year of making decisions that make you happy. Our time here is short and there’s no time to waste doing anything that doesn’t fill you with joy (at least fills you with joy most of the time because let’s be honest, nothing is always perfect). Let’s make 2016 the best year yet! You with me?!