Making Time for Creative Passions in 2019

I entered 2019 burned out. Like, really burned out.

2018 was a rollercoaster of a year full of both accomplishments and setbacks. I graduated college, found my footing at work, surrounded myself with a group of the most badass friends a boy could ask for. I experienced heartbreak, came out of the closet, and moved into an apartment by myself for the first time. I was also fortunate enough to play a small role in electing the most diverse Congress our country has ever seen.

Washington, D.C. moves fast. I’m talking a “blink and you miss it” kind of fast. I found my burnout rooting from falling into a routine of work, school,  and not making time for my creative hobbies. That’s changing now.

In 2019, I’m making time to pursue my creative passions (publicly) and it already feels so good.

I’m still working. I’m still in school (pursuing a master’s degree). But I’m making more time for the things I’m passionate about.

I’ve always been a prolific writer. I have journals after journals filled up with thoughts, goals, ideas, and notes. I love to write, I studied communications because of it. But when life got busy, the first thing I cut was “writing for fun.”

In 2019, I’ve already stepped out of the rut I found myself in. I’ve taken my first solo vacation, picked up a camera again and started taking photos, sharpened my web design skills, and picked up writing for fun again.

My hope is that I’ll use this blog to document my lifestyle as a gay young professional in Washington, D.C. I also hope to fall back in love with the world and sharing my story, passions, and creativity. And finally, I hope to have more fun again by allowing myself to explore and publish my creative side.

Please feel free to shoot me an email and connect on social media. Thanks for reading!