Pro tip on how to feel young: forget how old you are because you can’t do math and/or have a bad memory, think that you are a year older than you actually are for the first 7 months of the year, then one day be reminded by a friend that you’re completely wrong and get 7 months of your life back! 😂

As I start my 36th year (not my 37th as I had previously thought for pretty much all of 2020 lol), I decided to pick a word like I do in January for the new year, something representative of my personal life. It came to my mind very quickly: journey.

I’ve been learning and understanding more about what it really means to focus on the journey, not the destination. I can feel that lots of changes are ahead, but I want to try my best to remember to embrace and appreciate each step instead of looking past everything for a final stop that really doesn’t exist!

I know when I look back one day, it will be very clear that everything was happening as it should’ve been all along–even if it’s a little tough to see that now.

Art has played such an important role during every stage of my journey. To celebrate another year of being able to create, I made a donation to Inner City Arts to support their work in providing arts education to the youth of Los Angeles.

Located in the heart of Skid Row, ICA believes arts and creativity are transformational and strives to engage young people in the creative process in order to shape a society of creative, confident, and collaborative individuals.

I volunteered there for a summer several years ago and had an amazing time helping students with their stop motion videos, art projects and collages, and so much more! If this cause speaks to you, I invite you to learn more about what they do and help art become a part of someone else’s journey too ❤️

PS: The best gift of all truly are the amazing people I am lucky to have in my life! Thank you for the love and kindness you show me, today and everyday!

PPS: Brian from the Backstreet Boys married his wife Leighanne 20 years ago today! I love that their anniversary is on 9/2! 🥰

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