A quick stop by to share these with you, as I pack to Paris. Finally right? I haven't stopped talking about Paris ever since I booked the flights (of course Pedro is coming, we need those fire photos..) and after that, Lisbon again! Ha! Bet you weren't expecting that! No, I'm not coming for the modeling thing, but I might get in touch with a few people to come up with something exciting, during that weekend.
I've been thinking it would be interesting to find like-minded people to collaborate with. Whether in London or elsewhere really. Photographers, YouTubers even entrepreneurs, I've been feeling like giving a hand. That's something I want to focus on, in the upcoming year. In part, this year felt somewhat lonely, it gets boring. Being so involved in doing, made me realize that having so much to do was also coming from a point where I didn't want to let go of a lot. Moving forward should be like Tarzan or Jane in the jungle, jumping from rope to rope - I have to let go of the last one and trust that I'll grab the next one. So I crossed a lot out of my "to-do" list.
I feel butterflies in my stomach every time I realize how far I've come. I honestly just want to "make it" so that my story is worth telling to a point it is actually deeply inspiring. I've put so much under the rug, not to hide, but because this is my happy place, it has always been and it will always be. Silver Girl, was meant to inspire you but has honestly kept me awake, fulfilled and believing. It has proven me that I am capable of more and that being brave and daring enough to push myself forward will always pay back.
One day I will tell you everything. How I got to those 60k on Instagram (l know it's nothing, but it's a lot, 60k is way more than the number of students in my college - also, that happened almost all at once) one day I will tell you how I got to Fashion Week, how I actually sat front row, how I got luxury in my closet and how that is mind blown to anyone who met me before my life shifted. I still want more, but it feels good to appreciate those thousand miles. Of course taking it to another level is more exciting, everything is when you love what you do. I also loved being randomly recognized in Paris, I'm there like once a year or so. And on that note, never wished to travel as much as I do, in fact, I used to complain a lot (airports, airplanes, packing..) but so much of something eventually you adapt. I am the number one at packing, (although I still lost a flight this year) but hey, that was (arguably) EasyJet's fault.. just saying. :)
You might want to know the story behind this t-shirt. Why would I create this design for my t-shirt collection? "I Could Fight The Mongols"?
It was inspired by something I said at 1 AM one time I traveled for 5 days to get my passport and ID changed. But if you don't know Portugal, it takes 5x more people, papers, and days to get things done. I flew 3 AM or so, arrived and immediately started taking care of things, called people that you just don't call, rushed from one place to another (yup, picture me running in hot weather with airplane makeup) Barely eating. And my ID's photo was taken with my loyal Iphone7 plus - shh! that's a secret! - After a long day, I made it - one of my documents would be ready the day I'd travel back to London (otherwise I wouldn't be able to fly back). The other documents would then be sent to me. At the end of the day I was beyond exhaustion, after a shower and laying under the covers, I texted Pedro: "I could fight the Mongols". We had been talking earlier that week how Mongols were the most ruthless army in the history of war - It's a way of saying you're relentless, nothing will stop you, not even the Mongols.