January has been quite the month: a month of self-realization, a new spark of creativity, realizing who to cut out of my life, trying new things, and constantly moving forward. The music for January has been chill R&B, easy electronic, and rap. Music this month helped me center, find stable ground, and defined both exciting and stressful moments that have occured this month. In January, I learned that I didn’t need people to define my success, my character, my ambitions, or my self-worth. I stopped seeking validation in those from my past. Instead of pondering about what went wrong, I reflected on the changes I noticed in people, and wished them all the best in their future endeavors. Many times this month, I had to stop, say positive things to myself, and realize that I was not the one who changed. It was instead those around me who’d lost their purpose. Therefore, I didn’t need them.
I worked hard in January–on both myself, my artwork, and my career. January brought a lot of firsts. This month was the first time I started printmaking, applied for a job outside of class, began dressing professionally, wearing makeup daily, and helping others in moderation. (This may sound harsh, but I had to learn the hard way that exerting yourself too much, and trying to help everyone at the same time, will only hurt yourself. ) On this journey of self-discovery, these are my top ten favorite songs that got me through.
- Lemon-N.E.R.D ft. Rihanna
- Meditation-GoldLink ft. Jasmine Sullivan & Kaytranada
- Middle of Things, Beautiful Wife-Sango ft. Xavier Omar
- Ninety-Jaden Smith
- No More-Pretty Much
- Goosebumps-Travis Scott
- Vivid Dreams- Kaytranada
- To the Max-DJ Khaled ft. Drake
- My My My!-Troye Sivan
While I’m not sad to see January go, I’m grateful that this month happened. It helped me focus. It helped me understand my purpose. It helped me realize the truth in others’ as well as my own truth.
Comment down below some of your favorite songs from January 2018.
Also I’d like to announce that will be adding illustrations to my Etsy shop, which you can find here.
stay as you are,