There I was in the middle of selling my place, thinking about what I was going to for the rest of my life.
It was January 2020, and I knew it was time for a change.
I wanted to pursue a career in art full time. Let me tell you, it was scary AF to admit.
I have been an artist all of my life, with quite the entrepreneurial spirit. When I graduated film school, some called me a “sell-out” for deciding to go into marketing full time instead of pursuing a career making independent films in Los Angeles. The struggle is real: an artist is creative, imaginative, sees everything through a lens; but then, there’s that little voice saying: “Go big or go home.”
Well, I wanted to go home…and we sold! Yes, smack in the middle of the pandemic. The universe guided me many months prior, telling me to honor my highest good, which I did. And I had to put every part of me into it. One foot in each camp did not feed my soul.
The beauty of it was that I met with some amazing people several months before the pandemic who showed me the way. It was all of me tied up in a little blue box: art, business, design, and collaborating with other artists. A higher force ensured that I stay the course.
I added a little bit of thyme and oregano to the mix, and voila, The Curative Collection was born! I was graciously gifted with something that would allow me the freedom to create and capture moments forever. But there was still something missing. Giving back.
I learned a lot this past year, and although I always gave back, I am determined more than ever to bring awareness to those in need, and pay it forward. To that end, I will be turning this beautiful adventure into something bigger that will benefit four of my favorite charities. This makes me happy.
Do what makes you smile, and make other people smile. This can only happen when you truly believe in yourself and work hard for what you want.