My year recaps are usually expanded lists of what happened, but not this year. 2018 was the strangest year, but at the same time the most enlightening. So I think I will let it stand alone.

: My travel photos graced the packaging cover of the Born to Run palette by Urban Decay, which is sold worldwide. And you can now shade-match to my face in Sephora worldwide. It’s still unreal seeing myself like that. 

TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS: San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York (multiple times), Essaouira, Marrakech, Bali. 

My time abroad (in this year and all the years before) has been a humbling experience. I feel honored + privilege to be able to see such marvelous sights and to be welcomed into the countries of so many. It has been a learning experience and the biggest lesson I have walked away with is that happiness can come with ease if you let it. It doesn’t live in materialistic things or lengthy resumes or another human. It lives within yourself. In many of the places I have been, the locals do not have grand lifestyles, yet they are incredibly happy with what they have. And in all honesty, it is I, who envy them.

With each passing destination I cross, I strive not only to be seasoned traveler, but a conscientious one. I strive not only to go through life but to truly live it. And as an artist, I strive to share the stories of those I met who may never have the chance, the medium, or the platform to do so themselves. 

Working on something in 2019 that will do just that – can’t wait to share. Watch this space here: shedidthat.network.
Coming February 1, 2019. Stay tuned!

Photo by Tyler Dunleavy. 

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