2017 has been a tough year for me. There have been a number of losses in our family, we lost one of our little ones, one of our little ones has been under the weather for about 3 months now, there was a definite rough time finding an income this year, and one of my main collaborators ended up leaving this year, so it’s good to be closing this chapter of my life.
2017 did bring a lot of great things for me though. I launched quite a number of projects I’m very proud of, I got a chance to put Oasis Love back up on it’s feet, I got a few amazing jobs teaching Playwriting & Creative Writing which sparked a new love for me, I’m currently working on a brilliant show, I got to write and shoot a really great web series that I hope to bring back or branch off of in the new year, I got engaged to the most amazing person in my life, and I am happy to say that I feel like I’m on the right track for things.
I’m not one for making new years resolutions. I mean, in the past I definitely have, but they’ve been about losing weight or “get a job I really want”, so this year I think I’m going to shift my focus on strictly my mental health.
I’m not the best of keeping myself in check when it comes to mental health, and it’s definitely something I need to work on, so choosing that to be my primary focus will definitely do me some good. I’m so grateful for my friends and family who have been there for me this year, without you I don’t know where I would have been this year. I’m grateful for the folks who have been following my life online and have offered me advice in times of need, especially to the new pet community I am part of. You guys have been such amazing support systems when it comes to Beau and all of the issues that popped their nasty heads up this year.
I’m very grateful for the folks who pop up on social media to check up and see how things are going or leave me hilarious messages in response to the silly stupid things that happen in my life.
I’m grateful for the folks who have been supporting my work for years, for those of you who saw me grow up from that awkward weird 15-year-old on YouTube. You mean the world to me. I honestly can’t believe you have stuck it out with me for almost a decade now.
I’m glad to be here right now, typing away, working on things I actually enjoy and hope to continue it and grow it. So here’s to 2018 and hopefully that stays the same <3