Letters from a Carefree Black Girl

Letters from a Carefree Black Girl

 

Well, we’ve officially survived the first week of 2018! Not gonna lie, it's had its ups and downs. But that’s how the entire 2017 treated me. It was mixture of excitement, loss, and prosperity. Thankfully, the good definitely outweighed the bad in my case. I was able to experience a lot of firsts and branch out from what I’m used to. I traveled to California, New York and Chicago for the first time, which is huge for me. Growing up in Saint Paul with not too much to my name sometimes made me feel like this is the furthest I’d go. I’ve been apart of Fashion Week Mn twice, producing my first show last April and my 4th show in December. I was the Guest Editor for Marie Claire Magazine and I pushed Culture Piece to the edge. Don’t forget though, there has definitely been low times. But I guess the way you view 2017 (and any year really) depends on the way you choose to view life as a whole.

 

Back to 2018: I’m pretty nervous to be honest because the end of 2017 didn’t leave me as prepared as I thought it would. I’m trying my best to be optimistic so positivity is what I’ll project. I have a meeting today with a publication that wants to feature me and it left me feeling inspired enough to write this entry (even if I am still in bed in my pajamas). What gets you all inspired? I haven’t made an official resolution for the New Year but I have a few things in mind as far as life changes/goals. In 2017 I fell off with my vegetarianism, so I decided to resume that again (so far so good). As I mentioned before, I’m also trying to be more optimistic these days as well as becoming a more organized person. I also haven’t forgotten about trying out acupuncture this year as well.  Just a couple goals, but I feel like if I could achieve them all, it’d leave me feeling like a much better woman. Quality not quantity, right?

As always, no specific point to my entries, really just trying to get things out of my head and onto the monitor (pen and paper has never been my style- my hands get way too sweaty). What changes (if any) have you resolved to make?

 

Words by Maya Clark // @mayaexplains