It's been awhile since I've posted images and I've also never written a personal blog post on this site (though I've had several drafts). So here is a status and update on my personal and professional life:
I've been shooting constantly so there's plenty to be posting about and there will be a lot of different things coming out. Lately I've been doing a lot of runway and commercial work, so my fashion work has taken a backseat, but will pick up again when wedding season is over.
I went to Europe! Yeah that was pretty fun and crazy. I went to London, Dublin, and Paris and spend about a month traveling around getting to see my top three picks in Europe (now to Germany to see the David Hasselhoff statue...I'm not kidding). While traveling I learned a lot about myself and what I want with my life. I was with a friend, but most of the time I felt like I was doing my own thing so it was kind of like I was alone. Which, by the way, was AWESOME! I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone that they travel alone and just do whatever they want.
The most amazing thing that happened to me when traveling was I got to see my friend of 8-9 years (we're not really sure how long it's been, all we know is it's close to 10 years), Sam. When I found out I was going to London, he was the first person I told. Words cannot describe that moment when I got off the train to see him. I was so nervous, but so excited. Sam's been there for me through literally everything and has been there for me as I've been going through a rough transitional time in my life currently. I could go on and on about everything he's been there for me and go into all the details of out time together, but I'd rather just skip to the lessons that I've learned from my time with him. I've never felt more myself with ANYONE than when I'm with him. So spending a few days with him allowed me to reconnect with my true self. I finally was allowed to share my obsession of video games, nerdy books, and fan theories of TV shows. I was able to remind myself what makes me unique and not just an average person. Spending time with Sam reminded me that I shouldn't have to hide myself or the things I like, but I need to accept it and embrace it. And I've been so much happier since then. I can't wait to go back to London to see him in November.
When I got back from traveling for a month, I moved apartments into my own little space. My new apartment and life has been stressful with my work in the legal field and shooting two to four times a week. Working in the law firm has really only confirmed law school and the path I plan on taking to ensure my future. Living on my own has taught me a lot about myself and what makes me happy, along with the fact I need some time alone to really figure myself out and get my life completely in order. If something serious happens, then it happens, if not then that's okay too. As for now, I'm enjoying my life to myself.
I still will be modeling, but I also plan on taking a different approach to my blogs and projects I work on. My modeling projects are only paid work and work that I have reached out for collaboration on. I will be giving a speech in October at a gender and sexuality conference (the same one as last year) and, since I've graduated, I will be participating in more activist projects. I'm currently working with other local activists to manage and attend events for a variety of causes. I also will be focusing on completing my book and creating the outline for another project. Only a few people know I've been working on a book for a few years, but since I'm no longer working on school work I have the time to (hopefully) complete and polish my book before law school. The other project I cannot discuss until it is being completed. Finally, the outcome of my blogs. I will be blogging about social issues/topics, fashion, modeling, and just all things in my life and what interests me about two times a week.
With all this being said, thank you to everyone who has put up with my crazy schedule and life these past couple of months and thank you to everyone who has supported me through this time of exciting transitions!
Will update everyone soon.
As a model for almost ten years, I find myself learning new things everyday. This blog is a way to share my stories, images that may not be on my main board, and interesting things abut modeling and my life.