The weather is finally warming up and the summer is right around the corner *inserts happy dance here*. However, a lot has happened in the last month so first, let me start off by apologizing for the lack of written content on my blog. This summer will definitely be filled with awesome content, videos, and I promise no more going M.I.A on you guys. I had a lot going on with school, family, and work, I needed to take a step back and regroup. Before we get into the fun stuff let me catch you up on what’s actually been keeping away from creating.
NOT GRADUATING YET!
Let’s get all the bad news out of the way first. The last two years of college have been a struggle; every step I took forward, I feel like I fell five steps backward. Between working full time, being a full-time student at Morgan and handling my personal life, I became stressed, depressed and eventually burnt out overall. For a good 3 months, I was in and out of hospitals and doctor’s offices and it almost felt like things were getting worse. I don’t want to go into too much detail so long story short, my new graduation date will be in May 2019. In light of my new graduation date, I decided to take on a minor in cinematography. Now that I’m taking my photography and videography skills more serious I felt it would be a great idea to take some courses in the craft that I’m trying to perfect.
I QUIT MY JOB
This was actually not planned or intentional but I’m happy it happened.
Me and the company I was working for, had a lot of disagreements when it came to compensating me for a project I did for them outside of my actual job description and at some point in the middle of the discussion, I was fed up with the disrespect and blatant racism that I had already been dealing with, I took my project and left the company.
I am actively looking for a job every day and in the meantime, I am working on NEW VIBEZ and creating content. I took a few weeks off because after quitting my job I felt guilty, I was upset, angry, and I just couldn’t get my thoughts in order. After I realized that I needed to use this time to figure out my next move not only in looking for a job for now but in terms of building and establishing a career for myself.
“WHEN I GROW UP, I WANNA BE…”
“A Creative Marketing Director for other creatives, entrepreneurs, and artists. “
March 2018 I did an interview series in honor of Women’s Month and after it came to an end, I realized how much fun I had, being behind the camera creating and helping others turn their art into a visual. I also realized that I genuinely enjoy taking pictures and coming up with fun stuff to shoot on my own. After shooting and talking to a few professionals, I realized that the term I was looking for to specify what it is exactly what I wanted to do was called a Creative Director. I have a love for fashion and makeup but not necessarily as a beauty guru or a fashion guru; but more in a sense of creating. I like coming up with photoshoot ideas and dope ways to creatively market and advertise other people’s work.
I’ve always expressed that NEW VIBEZ was created to support and promote up and coming creatives but within the last few weeks, I have been able to narrow it down a little further by determining exactly how. If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been rebranding little by little to my the blog. I added some new tabs and took away a few as well. This by any means, does not mean that I won’t be creating those kinds of videos anymore, I just won’t do them as often.
Overall, I’m blessed for all of the support from my family and friends and most importantly my boyfriend. When I quit my job I wasn’t thinking, I was super emotional about a project that I was passionate about and I allowed someone to piss me off good enough to quit. At that moment, I did not consider how this would affect us both being that we live together now and despite all that’s happened, he’s been super positive and motivational in helping me figure things out and I couldn’t be more grateful.
I’m sorry for taking this long of a writing break, some of yall have actually reached out to see what was going on “which was super cool and inspiring btw”.
I’m back though yall, and I feel good.
I have so many different ideas and things I want to try in this new direction I’m going. I have a lot planned and can’t wait to share with you guys. I hope you stick around and get ready to Catch Vibez with me all Summer 2018.
See you in my next post,