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.
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.”
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.
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!
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!