This year has been odd for me. Not bad, not good, but odd.

I accomplished some major goals: I walked in NYFW, and I booked my first ever SAG national job as a principal character. I traveled to Colombia, Oregon, and Maine for the first time. But I didn’t accomplish any of the goals I set out to accomplish this year. I also, for the first time in my life, lost someone very close to me through death. I’m not saddened by it, but it’s a new feeling, I guess. But, I did cry when Prince died earlier this year.

I’m currently, experiencing the lowest financial season through modeling, but at the same time, possibly the most lucrative year in my life. I had to choose between a kick in the nuts or a punch in the stomach aka VOTE. I chipped my front tooth eating an apple, I tried juicing ( lasted almost 48 hours), I own (leased) my first luxury car, and I recently became an Uncle for the second time. I also started taking Krav Mama classes.

This year has been unlike any other. It has seemed like a long year that went by slowly, quickly. Like a river thats calm on the surface, but has a strong under current. We still have almost two months left, and I’m cautiously excited, at least right now.

2015: The Year of Finishing

Each year, millions put down resolutions and goals that they will implement once the clock strikes midnight on the 1st of the new year. By the end of that new year, we look back and pat ourselves on the back, or cringe at our failure. I cringed today when I looked back on my goals I set prior to January 1, 2014. Not because I failed. But because for the most part, I reached them. And I feel like I sold myself short.

I aimed for the moon, got there, and saw r its just craters and shadows. There were a couple of goals I didn’t reach. I didn’t hit my overall income goal and I didn’t make it to Europe, but other than that I hit all my goals by June and then I was stuck! I was making a trip across country and only gave myself a half a tank of gas. I ran out of motivation.

The 2015 Challenge

  • No Drinking Alcohol
  • No Fried Foods
  • Replacing the words Bitch, Thot & Nigga with Goddess, Queen, God and King

 The Payoff

  • Travel to Italy, Rome and London

This year, I’m not aiming for tangible goods. I’m in this for the long haul. My resolutions, if I’m able to focus, will change my life. So i’ll refer to my resolutions as challenges. In order to win 2015, from January 1st to December 1st, I have to complete my challenge. Just like any challenge, I’ve decided to offer myself a reward. Try it. Don’t make a resolution, make a challenge. But make it worth it. Feel free to share yours. Lets make 2015, the Year of Finishing.