This year, I held two internships, commuted between three cities, completed graduate school, started three (!) new jobs, covered the First Lady’s commencement speech at Tuskegee University and a story in my own backyard, published my first fashion piece for a magazine and my first essay for a major women’s-interest website, interviewed a Maasai chieftain, survived some serious shenanigans with my car, learned to live with hypoglycemia, raised some serious money for the United Way, took my first trip to New York City, appeared in Glamour magazine and got to share lifestyle expertise on 95.7 JAMZ and ABC 33/40 (a dream that was decades in the making!). The unexpected loss of an aunt and my grandmother during the last two months of this year have been sobering reminders to take absolutely nothing for granted. I am more determined than ever to drain every bit of positivity and purpose from 2016.
Throughout all the ups and downs, twists and turns, dead ends and roundabouts, this creative space has been a constant source of joy. Sometimes it’s been my escape. It has been the launching pad for so many special experiences this year that some of them will run over into next year’s posting schedule! I don’t make resolutions, but I will say it’s my intention to continue living life with a little bit of sparkle and a whole lot of gumption. And I’m especially excited about a couple of things coming up next month–but for now you’ll have to stay tuned! Thank you for sharing the journey with me; I can’t wait to see where 2016 takes all of us. I’m sure it’s going to be fabulous.
P.S. What are you looking forward to next year? Drop me a line in the comments!
Wow! What an amazing year for you Alexis. Our year in a nutshell ran so parallel! #emotionalRollcoaster
All in All…. Looking back on 2015 I’m grateful for personal growth and the relentless Grace/blessings that showered me to the very end. I’m eagerly looking forward to another extraordinary year! Cheers to 2016🎉🎉🎉
Congratulations on your 2015 accomplishments. I am praying for a great 2016 as I continue my work, which is my love of sewing. Blessings with great Success for you and me 2016.