Wassupppp. I know this is late lol.
But I figure it actually makes more sense for this email to come as the first in a month so that it's truly a month in review recap. If you hate it, let me know and we'll go back to the other way around. I hope y'all had such a happy holiday season and are settling into this new year. 2019 just feels good right? It does.
December 2018 in review
I don't want to spend another set of holiday's alone. While my family doesn't do anything crazy for Christmas, I don't want to be without my parents on that day in future years. It was a cool experiment, but I def need to be home for the holidays from here on out as facetiming in is just not the same. Thanksgiving and NYE I can skip, but I have to be home for Christmas.
Lamb. I had some for Christmas dinner with my friend's family and it was amazing.
Cooking and design shows on Netflix! Zumbo's Just Desserts and Stay Here are faves. Anyone else seen them?
Work. I've finally settled into my school and really feel apart of the ecosystem there. I really enjoy my job y'all.
The Gift by Lewis Hyde (still working on this one lol)
Resonate by Alex Wolf
PS I feel like I need new stuff to listen to! What playlists, mixes and songs have you bopping lately?
Jojo's re-release of her music
Wasted Love Freestyle by Jhené Aiko
Volume 1- EP by Pink $weat
Northface by Odie
The Nigerian sound taking over pop music by Quartz Africa
Zumbo's Just Desserts
(Anything funny, design/food based, or romantic on Netflix)
"I will call this chapter: when the narratives I told about myself to others and myself became about more than who hurt me, when and how. When I became about the sum of my parts and finally realized they, my pain, and any one place are not the common denominators or major factors in my equation.
I will call this chapter: NEW."
an excerpt from my year end piece on The Reign XY.
My friends and family
a mixed media project
drinking my water
eating fruits and veggies (they don’t typically serve them with meals here so I’ve got be extra conscious to buy them to have at home)
guarding my circadian rhythm
NOTHING. It was so nice!
Santiago, Spain (Ever heard of St. James? He's buried here and every year, thousands of people walk to Santiago on a spiritual pilgrimage. I just went for the day. We all know a camino, or a really long walk is not my thing).
Ourense, Spain (HOT SPRINGS & BOMB BURGERS. That's all you need to know).
Amsterdam, Netherlands (and saw a college friend and mentor. I love how small yet big the world is).
Brussels, Belgium (My 30th country BTW!)
Paris, France (NYE in Paris is a vibeeee y'all).
Reims, France (Yes, your girl was getting her bougie auntie on in the wine cellars)
Barcelona, Spain (FOOD IS BOMB! I think I'm going to make an e-book guide for Barca).
Going to next:
Nowhere. I intend to sit my ass down this month.
A Pan-Am Defiance Bag. It would just compliment my aesthetic so well. + my roomie got Becoming so it's like I got it too! And I got a tote bag on my trip. :)
Again, I hope you had an amazing December and that January is off to a great start! Below, you'll find links to my latest audio reflection on Soundcloud, sunny.merch to cop, and January's affirmation.
Sending so much love.