2018

This year went by like a flash!  Honestly, I can’t believe how quick it’s gone; but it’s been absolutely fantastic!  I’ve had several new beginnings; new hair, new job, new friendships.

Transformation

I cut my hair at the beginning of the year.  When I was in Jamaica at the end of 2017, I decided point blank, that I’d had enough of my hair – I just didn’t have the patience for it anymore – curly or straight.  If I had my scissors with me, I’d have cut it there and then.

I did it gradually, starting with a bob in January, but only because I wanted to enjoy each stage before I got rid of it all. By April I was bald!

Now, I know this sounds super cliché but cutting the hair, made me cut the crap.  It was such a positive change for me, for more reasons than one.

It’s crazy but, removing the question “what should I do with my hair?”, somehow made it easier to make other decisions; easier to get rid of stuff; easier to be more carefree.

“Say it with me son, J.O.B.”

Craig’s Dad

I started a new job in the spring; I was completely out of my comfort zone, and some of it was incredibly challenging.  I couldn’t run away from the challenges, I had to tackle them head on, as well as make sure that I did them well.

I’m so grateful for the challenge; it really stretched me as a person, as well as adding another string to my career bow. And I made a great friend during the process.

DJ Sweetz

My brother turned 21 in May; he wanted a house party, and me to DJ.  Which of course, I did…. the next day I was offered a radio show!

I hmm’d and ahh’d at first, but then I decided I was up for the challenge. I bought some new equipment, did a couple of demos, and the Pick ‘N’ Mix show was born.

Although DJing came quite naturally to me, having a radio show definitely took some getting used to. But now it’s second nature, and I love it!

Travel

I had some great trips with some great people:

January – Paris with India

July – Paris with India again

July – Rotterdam with my honey, my cousin, her partner, and some friends

September – New York solo, for my birthday

November – Gran Canaria with Lee Lee

I also got to see Beyoncé and Jay-Z on their OTR II tour, AND Lauryn Hill on her 20th Anniversary of Miseducation… tour.

I knew that I wanted this year to be different, I knew that I wanted it to be better, and it well and truly was. I have no complaints, no regrets – ever! As Chance the Rapper says in ‘Best Life’, “turned all my L’s into lessons”. It’s the way forward trust me.

I will continue to live my best life in 2019, and I hope you do too!

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