First of all, a big ass hug and bisous to you for sticking with me through the whole year of 2015. Thank you. I was talking with Mummy LAJA and it dawned on me that I achieved everything I wanted to for Miss LAJA this 2015 and I didn’t realize it till I actually sat down to start writing my goals for 2016; I got a new DSLR, I moved out of Blogger (yas Lord), I posted at least once a day on my social media accounts, I improved the quality of my images, produced more content than 2014… I could go on and on. I can remember writing down my goals in 2014 with excitement and doubt in my mind yet here we are. I’m writing this now because I want to read this in the near future and think “Lol when I thought this was “work”” Sometimes I want to tell myself to chill and see how far I’ve come then I think nah, there’s still SO much to be done. #SorryNotSorry but I am grateful.
How would you describe your year in a word? Mine would be clarity. My mind is sharper and the path is getting clearer. I feel like I finally have found my focus on here; promoting the beauty, diversity and versatility of African prints. It just rolls off the tongue like du chocolat doesn’t it? When I’m talking to people about it, I’m like to myself “HUNTY, tell them though!” It’s what I love and what I want to continue doing. 2016 will be about challenging myself even more because I’m taking up more tasks with Miss LAJA, school and even my extracurricular activities (yeah, that sounds so primary school but I still say it ha). I also realized that I really like the concept of product design, branding and marketing. I want to look into that more in 2016. It gets me really excited just thinking about it, don’t worry I’ll let you know how it goes. God really came through as usual in 2015 by making me not GAF more and just doing me. It’s liberating, you should try it if you haven’t already.
My highlight and lowlight for me this year has nothing to do with Miss LAJA but with Grandma LAJA who recently, by the Grace of God recovered from a terminal illness. I’m not here to preach but if there’s one thing I learnt this year, it’s that God is real. Literally saw him every day doing his THING in my life and that of my family. No jokes.
Like I said earlier, things are clearer. You can even see the change reflected in my outfits. I’m still highly critical of myself (surprise) but it’s necessary because I always want to give you my best. No shitty or half-ass work. With that, here is a compilation of my outfits from this year. Enjoy them with me. This will be a tradition from hence forth. As long as Miss LAJA continues to exist, that is… See you next year, sexy! Cheers to slaying more print as often as possible and showing you that #AfricanprintsAreVersatile.