Reflecting on 2017
You might not know this about me but I love reflecting on the year past at New Years. Way back in my tumblr days I started a habit of posting my resolutions and reflecting on the ones from last year. This tradition moved from tumblr (RIP rest in pieces) to this platform.
I would say 2016 was a more difficult year for me than 2017. 2017 was a very reflective and expansive time, where I jumped out of my comfort zone and took the bull by the horns in many ways. I did a 10 piece collection for a fashion show, I designed my own textile for the first time, I moved in with Sam. But growing often comes with growing pains. I struggled with money, my self image, and with my own feelings. I learned the art of cohabitation with a romantic partner for the first time and it didn’t come without the tough stuff. I’m leaving this year hungry for more growth as an artist, maker, and partner.
Some of my resolutions for last year involved being more authentically myself, exploring Rochester more frequently, and taking the time to make things for myself. I low key forgot about these resolutions but I actually feel like I’ve accomplished them in many ways. With the work of my new therapist i’ve Found it easier to exert myself as my own person and not feel like I needed to be anything to impress my family or my peers. I spent a lot of this year wearing no makeup and feeling comfortable in the clean face I was born in. Sam and I spent a lot of time on weekends and days off exploring the city and finding our feet in the place we were planted. This whole blog is dedicated to making things for myself and fine tuning the art of sewing. It’s weird how you can forget where you’re going but you can end up there anyways.
Anyways, on to my 2018 resolutions:
Make a Quilt
Do More Yoga
Continue to make Functional and Wearable Clothes
Rebrand and focus on the Business
Do better at Saving Money
If any of you have advice on any of these or recognize yourself in them, be sure to leave a comment below and say hi! I hope you all have big dreams for 2018 and I wish you all the best of luck as you strive for success.