But, as Elton John says.. I’m still standing. Where do I start? What do I even tell you and/or share?

I have learnt a lot about myself this year. And also about others. That’s been an interesting one.

I have learnt that people aren’t willing to do what you do for them.

#ByeFelicia .

That’s been the hardest lesson of all. It leaves you questioning a lot of things; am I really good enough for you? When the answer is, well you’re just not good enough for me.

I spent 2018 trying to reconnect with my creative side. I got a bit lost there. It all became hazy for a while and I felt like I didn’t know which way to turn. To be honest, I thought I could run away from it all. Lesson number two; you can’t really run away from your calling/passion. That was a little bit silly.

I don’t want to dwell on the negative. It doesn’t do anyone any good. It also doesn’t get you anywhere. So I thought I’d give you a couple of pointers of what I did this year to get over this hurdle. And I call it

How to get out of the funk and on with life.

  1. Practice gratitude. Always been thankful for what is in your life now. I know it sounds a bit woo hoo, but honestly, it will actually get you through. I am devoting my time to Living in Gratitude: A Journey That Will Change Your Life. This is a book by Angeles Arrien and I am committing myself to participating in the exercises outlined in the book.

  2. Keep a journal. This is the best part. It is your book of thoughts and feelings. You can be as angry, sad, happy, gushy etc as you want. No one is going to read this, but it’s time for you to vent in this book and let it all go. Keep it. Look back on it. See how far you’ve come. Be PROUD of how far you’ve come. It’s your journey - not a race. You will get there. Trust me.

  3. Learn something new/take up a new hobby. I decided to study fashion styling and makeup. I have always been interested in fashion and makeup - it goes hand in hand when you are performing. When you’re on stage, you’re making a statement, not just personally, but politically. It’s incredible. Just take a look at Drag Queens. The final package is to die for and it all tells a story.

  4. If you feel brave enough, tell your story. It actually always helps others. Whatever you’re going through, someone might need to hear it. I am going to commit to some video blogs + FB lives in 2019 - so make sure you sign up to the newsletter to never miss an update.

I think that’s all for now. I wish everyone a great 2019. There is so much to do already - my planner is filled for the next six months! Check in with me - I’d love to see how you’re going. Happy travels! 💃🏾

Megan Sarmardin