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Self Reflection

With the year coming to the end I wanted to write a brief post reflecting on 2017 and my favorite moments of this year.

“By three methods we may learn wisdom:  First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and Third, by experience, which is bitterest.”

– Confucius

Image by peoniesandplaces

Where:
David Zwirner Gallery
Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Light
525 and 533 West 19th Street
New York, New York 10011

Website: https://www.davidzwirner.com

Kusama’s work has transcended some of the most important art movements of the second half of the twentieth century, including Pop art and Minimalism. Born in 1929 in Matsumoto, Japan, she briefly studied painting in Kyoto before moving to New York City in the late 1950s. She began her large-scale infinity net paintings during this decade, and went on to apply their obsessive, hallucinatory qualities to three-dimensional work. In a unique style that is both sensory and utopian, Kusama’s work—which spans paintings, performances, room-size presentations, sculptural installations, literary works, films, fashion, design, and interventions within existing architectural structures—possesses a highly personal character, yet one that has connected profoundly with large audiences around the globe. Throughout her career she has been able to break down traditional barriers between work, artist, and spectator.

 

Now, going to the best moments of 2017 for me…

  1. Working for a fashion tech startup in Soho, NYC after 2 long years of doing sales and being miserable at a large company.
  2. Getting more creative… whether it be developing one site to the next, my creative juices were reawakened.
  3. Being let go and having time off to breathe, and mainly travel to my favorite places in the world.  London and Paris.
  4. Taking a solo trip and knowing I can see the world all by myself if I put my mind to it, it’s not as complicated as it seems.
  5. Getting over my fear of flying, or at least doing the act of flying.  Especially flying alone for the first time.
  6. Changing a career to working with early childhood, the love I have for those cutie pies is enormous.
  7. Becoming more confident sans-makeup.
  8. Overcoming and continually dealing with a random, long-lasting wave of anxiety and depression.
  9. Stop worrying about dating (after many dates, boys, tears, dinners, walks, drinks and couple of months “togetherness” with multiple wrong ones) I’m happy to be single, free, dateless and not active on dating apps either.  When the right one comes, it’ll just happen.
  10. Getting my travel bug back, and to making many more adventures in 2018.

 

Hope you enjoyed my top ten 2017 moments, I know there are plenty more.  Check out my next post to my 2018 goals and future plans.

Have a great New Year!

 

xoxo,

Victoria

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