The start of each year is always an opportunity to focus and start a fresh.
I tend to use it as a time to write my new set of goals and clear out anything which I do not want to take with me into the new year. This includes clothes, hair products, skin products and this rule also applies to people. I didn't need to let go of any friendships as the people in my life all have a positive influence on my life. I learnt over 2015 to put myself first and once I did that, I was free to live my life without having to worry about anyone else's.
Last year was a beautiful year for me, I was blessed with so many opportunities.
I travelled to so many amazing places and spent my last month in Africa with @OwnByFemme!
I wanted to write some of my tips to remaining positive for the next 12 months.
I was very hesitant to go to University as I really wanted to pursue the life of @FroGirlGinny full time but after speaking with my Mum and many other influential women in my life, I learnt the importance of education and being given the opportunity to build your knowledge.
However, it is important to invest your time studying something which you see yourself waking up everyday to do. Money will lose value if you do a job for that specific reason, life is about being happy and doing all the things which make you feel nothing but happiness.
I get distracted very easily refreshing the same 3 apps expecting to find something new. (I know I am not alone on that one). I wasted so much time last year and my main "focus" is to focus. I want to give 100% attention to everything I do. Especially spending time with people. It is so sad how we are so focused on connecting with people on pixels rather than the people right in front of you.
This shoot was avoided with every excuse you can think of.
It was raining in London and the weather is always able to influence my mood.
It wasn't until Michael Collins (@MascPhotography) persuaded me to meet and get to work. It turned out to be such a fun and relaxed shoot so I most certainly learnt to not be lazy and let the weather bring you down. "Shine your light, even in a dimly lit world"
I cannot emphasise how important it is to love yourself,
before expecting someone to love you.
We are full of flaws but this makes us interesting and full of life.
Spend time getting to know yourself and loving who you are.
Express it in your art or in the way you dress or in the way you feel.
This T-Shirt is from the Lovers Campaign directed by Michael.
I think love is such a beautiful thing 2 humans can feel together.
But do not rush it, let it happen the way it is supposed to.
Your time will come..
So in that time love who you are, in all your flaws and in all your beauty.
love & light,