Saying goodbye to 2019 is bittersweet. It’s been one of my best years filled with so much joy, love, self-growth, and opportunity. But the end of one chapter means the beginning of another, and I’m ready for it.
In 2019, I adopted a new hobby of taking photos on film. There’s something I love about having a tangible connection to moments that I can’t get any other way. I recently got my hands on a good quality film camera which will be put to good use in the new year, so stay tuned for more (and better) pictures.
These pictures are not my best work, but bare with me, I’m new to this.
Here is a look back on my year.
My beloved city.
A brisk morning in Central Park. This cute little old man was smoking a cigar, reading the Times, and playing Frank Sinatra on his portable radio. We should all strive to be like him.
My brother, William.
I visited the Coney Island boardwalk for the first time. It’s more of a tourist trap than Times Square and didn’t live up to my expectations. I probably won’t return here again, but the memories and experience give me something to laugh about. New Yorkers, beware!
My sweetest friend, Paloma.
Nights out, not in.
This is the time of year when people talk a lot about resolutions. So while you’re frantically scribbling your 2020 goals in your beaten journal, here are some things to think about: In the new year, stop wasting time on people who don’t care. Be more open minded. Nothing good ever comes from staying in your comfort zone. Your opinion of yourself is the only one that matters- stop caring what other people think! Look for the positive in the negative. Never take anything too personally. Be kind to everyone.
I am so grateful for this life I get to live each and every day. I’m ready to manifest more love, happiness, and positivity in the new year. Sending all my love to you in 2020. May it be everything you want and more.