In short, absence is 2016. I’ve felt overjoyed seeing friends transition from singleness to married life and have been thrown into sorrow with the wave of deaths in Hollywood. I’ve also met some incredible artists in the music world including William Bell, Dobet Gnahore and the Roy Hargrove Quintet, could 2016 be as random as my posts, I think so. Brexit, trump and Harambe, so much has happened that if someone said I could somersault it back to 2015 I would do it. Sadly in the middle of the roundabout I’ve been absent. I woke up yesterday only to realise that Mohamed Ali is no longer with us, when did this happen? Was I still crying over Prince…it still hurts.
If there is anything that 2016 has taught me for 2017 is to be present in the moment. In all the the things that have happened I’ve been living life for others and neglecting my own, not much has moved but a fresh year means a fresh attitude right? Don’t just be in other people’s moments, create your own and don’t be afraid to be alive in it.