Obviously, the latter part of 2019 was pretty hectic on my end, otherwise I would have written something here last month. What a year! Now that it's officially 2020, lots of people are doing their year-end wrap ups. Scott and I did one for TRILLOQUY that you can check out here.
TRILLOQUY was without a doubt my biggest accomplishment of 2019. Having a platform is one thing, but having a platform that you created is another thing. I got to interview so many interesting guests, and I feel like I learn something new every week we produce the podcast. One of my goals this year is to have a really big name guest on. Joe Budden inspired me to start a podcast in the first place, so getting to interview him would be BEYOND an honor. I guess we'll have to see! TRILLOQUY even managed to get a nice copyright last year...
When I think back to 2019, some of my other stand-out moments include getting to be on the Need to Know Podcast, becoming a board member for the American Composers Forum, and being nominated for the Twin Cities' 40 Under 40! The jury is still out on that one, so cross your fingers and hope that I make it through! On the non-professional side of things, a stand out moment was getting to go back to my hometown of Memphis for the first time in many years. It was also a joy to meet my nephew, Jayren, for the first time.
Last year definitely had its challenges. I'm comfortable to admit that I had some suicidal thoughts in 2019, because working overnight can be a real BITCH (excuse the language). Thanks to continued therapy and taking my time off more seriously, I can honestly say I'm in a much better place. I probably wouldn't have made it to 2020 without my boyfriend, Dell, and my brother from another mother, Scott. Looking ahead, I hope that my relationships with my two closest confidants can grow even stronger in 2020. I have big plans for this new year, and I won't be able to do it without my support system. How about you make that one of your goals, too? Make your personal support system, no matter how big or small, the most important aspect of your day to day. Here's to (hopefully) visiting and typing into this blog more.
To freedom! (And also, to friendship).