The Holiday

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I don’t exactly know to feel about Thanksgiving anymore. I really don’t. On the one hand, family time…but I don’t hang out with the people formerly known as my family. I’m not religious so I don’t go to church, and I’ve volunteered to fill the void and pass the time, but I don’t feel like putting myself out there like that now. I could pretend, but I don’t want to. I’m probably going to go to the gym, then do some home spa treatments and keep working on making my apartment a more peaceful and holistically pleasing space. Like, I’ve been buying crystals and thinking about Feng Shui. I’m tired, and I want my space to nurture me when I’m in it. New York is brutal. You need a safe little cave to crawl into and recharge your batteries.

I even bought a Himalayan Salt lamp.

Which is not a judgement against those who celebrate the holiday! Sometimes a holiday can serve as an excuse to see people you never get to be around, or a catalyst for apologies and deep talks. It’s 24 hours of socially sanctioned overeating. It’s the ONE day of the whole year that people bring out cranberry sauce. Cranberries are available all year…but for some reason, it’s only on Thanksgiving that people act like they heard of it. Be bold and make some from scratch (it’s so easy!), then chill it in an clean, empty can for that freshly opened look. Lay it out in a perfect china dish, like this set from Bloomingdale’s. Charmingly mismatched dishes are so cheerful to me!

And don’t forget that this is that day where you can just chill and enjoy your blessings. You can humble brag while expressing your deepfelt thanks to the universe. Like, I’m grateful that for the first time in my adult life I have work that’s fun to me and fulfills my need for order. I’m grateful that I’ve lived through a crazy year with lots of mishaps, obstacles and near total disasters and I still have my health and a roof over my head. This has been the best worst year of my life. I’m so grateful that I made it this far!

Whether you celebrate this holiday or not, I wish you a happy day off, warmth, good food and a comfy place to doze off .

See you next time,

Faith/SEB market BK

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The Breaks

I have not had one minute to spare the last few weeks. It’s super easy to get jobs in New York right now, and I managed to go from my fashion internship, to a temporary summer job to a regular (part-time) job and a freelance job doing visual merchandising and events. So for the first time in my adult life, I have two jobs.

I’m still shocked.

Over the course of the last month I got to use what I learned from umpteen retail jobs, visual merchandising class and my brief showroom experience to merchandise and dress mannequins. The best part is that I have already made back the money that I spent on the class.The worst part is knowing that I could have been doing this all along, if I hadn’t been so obsessed with making it as a photographer. I feel like I wasted a lot of time and caused myself a lot of suffering and unhappiness when I could have been working, building up my savings, gaining experience and making friends. And then I could still have branched out into styling and then photography.

Hindsight is a bitch.

The funny thing is that when I first set out to go to college, I did want to do visual merchandising and this or that happened and I got sidetracked and then jumped into photography. Had I known how sexist and racist that industry was, I would have saved my efforts and put them into something that would have benefited me a lot more. My life would have been completely different. I bet my student loans would be paid off, too.

It’s done now, but let that be a lesson to you.

Until next time,

Faith/SEB Market BK