Well here we are! Day 1 of 2018 and I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I’m definitely feeling the motivation that comes from the beginning of a new year.
I think it goes without saying that globally, 2017 was a wreck. I mean Trump continues to be President (somehow) and every single day is a constant feeling of anxiety while reading all the news headlines of the morning BUT I’d really like to focus on the positive side of things here so moving on …
Personally, 2017 was kind of wonderful!
I kicked off the year by attending the Women’s March in Los Angeles where I stood up for what I believed in and marched along strangers who were fighting the good fight. In February my best friend and I flew to New York and had a close-to-perfect vacation. We explored the city, watched musicals, fell in love with Broad City and semi-stalked Jake Gyllenhaal. My niece turned 1 in March and it has been an extraordinary journey to see her growing into a magical human being. Via a press pass, I was able to attend DragCon in Los Angeles in April and it was an inspiring experience. We celebrated my mom in May with a perfect Mother’s Day get-together. I was my unapologetic, bisexual self during PRIDE in Venice Beach in June. Los Angeles was disrespectful with its heat waves in July but I survived! My best friend graduated in August and I’ve never been prouder of her. Jake and I reunited in September, when I attended two of his Q&A’s and he had no idea I was there #relationshipgoals. I turned 28 in October and celebrated with some of my favorite people. I took my entire family to see Coco in November and my nephews got to witness a film that accurately and beautifully represented their culture. December brought the gift of self-reflection and genuine appreciation for the year that just passed.
I really don’t want to jinx it but it kind of feels like I’m winning at life right now.
I wrote more in 2017 than I ever have before. I was inspired and motivated by the people around me. I took the term “music lover” and made it my own personal mantra … just ask the over 140,000 minutes I spent listening to music on Spotify. 2017 will officially be the year when I fell back in love with Pop music; Kesha, Pink, Kelly Clarkson and Demi Lovato gave me the pop hits I needed in my life.
There were no parties this New Year’s Eve, my best friend and I made ourselves comfortable on her couch and watched movies and New Girl until our eyes refused to remain open. I spent the last day of 2017 with one of my favorite people and I am absolutely ready to conquer this next year by her side.