Today marks the 1st day of a NEW month, NEW goals, NEW energy and NEW opportunities. Take advantage of being as creative as you can and if it requires you to team up with someone, do it! Feeding off of positive, creative energy is an amazing feeling. You get to share the experience of being super passionate about your craft and believe it or not, that’s rare.
Lately, I’ve been forcing myself to buckle down and center all of my focus on perfecting my craft while continuing to build my skills in style blogging and wardrobe styling. As I was putting my portfolio together, I realized how much work I’ve put in so far. I came across the shoot that I assisted in styling Selah Marley. The story behind that is insane: I’ve always been a huge Lauryn Hill fan. Her song “Peace of Mind” was always on repeat around the time I was offered to assist in this shoot. At that time, I was trying to find myself and I was going through some things at that time. The lead stylist and I share a mutual friend who put a really good word in for me and he invited me to be apart of creating such an amazing cover. Walking into the studio, I felt super nervous but I was confident that I could do the job. When Selah walked in, I was a bit star struck and I forced myself not to be dumb enough to tell her what I was thinking, which was “wow, you’re gorgeous you look just like your mother.” I’m pretty sure the girl has heard that all of life and I’m glad I held back. The more we all chatted and prepared to shoot, I realized there was no need to even be nervous or intimidated. Everyone was there for the same thing, for our passion. The vibe was so chill and conversation was so organic. I genuinely enjoyed assisting in minor fixings in between shots, helping her change into different looks, steaming pieces and whatever else was needed of me. I became so comfortable that I began to share my ideas and suggestions which were recognized and applied to the shoot. So dope.
My point is pour all of your energy into what you want to do in life and your passion will attract opportunity. Take risks and accept them too. Be willing to work with people who are just as passionate as you are because you never know what door can open from you doing that.