A lot has shifted within the last year.. some good, some bad, but mostly just different from how I thought my year was going to go.
2017 was my time to reflect on groundbreaking times- the doubts, the tiny yet rewarding wins, and yes, even the heartbreak. While the last year has been hard, the last few months have been the most eye-opening for me + my so-called “career”.
Never did I think in a million years I would be doing what I do now. That’s the scary thing about change isn’t it? It’s an anxiety driven rollercoaster and I’m just in for the ride (no seatbelts, no brakes, ahhh!!).
The way I see it, each day that passes is a day you won’t get back, how would you want to spend your time? Is the life you’re living right now one leading to the life you’re proud to say is yours?
Anyways, I’m real excited for what 2018 will bring, but for now.. here’s a glance at 2017:
My Wise Sons Bagel breaks the internet…. HA JK I WISH. But it gets reposted by Eater SF which to me was like a dream come true. Basically my first legit repost and I was just on cloud nine.
Shoot with UberEats with Cyn & Brandon for the first time!
I turned 24 and lost someone I really cared about. I think women have a tendency to view relationships as “investments” too afraid to let go of something that is no longer working. We hold onto the confusion, tears, pain and just accept what’s in front of us. Being alone allowed me to refocus on myself, and figure out who I really wanted to be + (maybe... sorta... actually)...go for it!
Flew down to LA on a whim to shoot for Postmates! Spent three whole days nonstop shooting. I made it my life's mission to try the famous Kang Hodang Baekjeong for some LA kbbq.
I fully transition into my new role as PR + Promo Coordinator for NBC Bay Area/Telemundo 48! Hello adulting.. cue the stress eating + drinking and long hours of commute.
Sitting front row at Ellen, one of my girlfriends wins a contest scoring tickets for our whole squad.. #UmWHAT?! Yes, this is real life.
Viva Las Vegas! Here comes trouble. Highlights: Postmated an embarrassing amount of Shake Shack (please sponsor me), danced on stage two inches away from Diplo, and I tried Momofuku Milk Bar for the first time.
Burnt out from working + commuting + #NoDaysOff = recipe for diaster. Is this adulting or a death sentence?
Outsidelands with my fam.
I get featured on THRILLIST. WHAT. IN. THE. WORLD. *pinch me*
September was a tough one. I spoke to friends, family, mentors, EVEN STRANGERS, anyone who would listen to help me find some clarity.
Sometimes you just need to own it + go w/ your gut and take a leap of faith, regardless of all the bs people tell you. They’re not you, and you are not them.
Squad flies to LA for Mari’s wedding (the first in our group to get wifed!).. so great to be reunited with friends where you can just pick up where you left off.
Note to self: LA dessert game is wild + Quarters KBBQ reigns supreme.
Traveled with my best friend and I fell in love.. with New York. Read all about my first time + the foods I ate.
p.s my bagel store boomerang hits 2M+ views on Insta!
I get reposted by Infatuation SF! HOLY.. WHAT.
Photoshoot with AYESHA CURRY for International Smoke. YES, this happened!
OK ok, 2017 wasn’t so bad, minus a few bumps in the road. I’d like to think everything happens for a reason to bring you exactly where you need to be. There were times I felt that I missed out opportunities because I didn’t think I was ready/capable. If 2017 taught me anything, you have to be your own cheerleader + how extremely lucky I am to have supportive people/mentors in my corner. OH YEAH, and the fact that people actually read my shit/think I'm funny?? #Blessed!
Thanks for reading, commenting, eating + laughing with me! It's been one heck of a year, what would I do without you all?