“If you want to to be an artist, and you want to do and live off your art, then you have to take a stab at it, and paint in the best city in the world, which is New York as far as I’m concerned.”
Graffiti stencil artist Nick Walker, the man who inspired Banksy, responsible for the art behind me, wrote that for himself, I’m sure, but I took that and applied it to me and my writing.
I remember asking Bill Cunningham’s muse Tziporah Salmon about developing her eye for fashion.
She paused for a minute, and then said, “you know, you’re a writer, so you read writing that inspires you. You delve into the craft as a consumer, a fan, which may not feel like it, but works to better your product.”
My boyfriend talked through Selena once.
If you know me, you know what a problem this is. Imagine your song comes on and someone insists on talking through your favorite part.
That’s how I felt.
The whole movie.
Experts say it takes 21 days to form a habit.
I want to test this theory, giving myself 28 days to form 28 news habits. Now that I’m newly 28 and all.
My mother would call me hard-headed, but I think I just like to see things for myself. You can tell me whatever you want, but until I’ve experienced it, well, you know how that goes.
Admittedly, 27 was really hard and left me questioning a lot of things. But as that Zora Neale Hurston quote goes, “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”
28 will answer a lot of those things. I can see that now.
And in order for me to give those “answers” the best environment to grow, so to speak, to have the best results intentionally, here are 28 things I will do in my new year (hold me accountable!):
Over drinks the other night, my friends and I were talking about whether we believed in fate.
I think that everything that happens is leading up to something. It all will make sense in the end if you trust the process.
Take me and _____.