A very warm welcome to you all, to start things off on this page I thought it be best that I start with some honest self refection....Enjoy.
Reflecting on 2016, which was an interesting year to say the least, I found that I, over two years let myself go in the worst way possible. As I get older, I've become more observant of myself and the world and that can be both a good and bad thing. Unfortunately for me this awareness made me change. I started caring about what John, Kelly and the rest thought of me. I began to subscribe to things I wasn't really that fond of, all because I wanted to fit in. What I've noticed with increased self awareness is that it seems to go south first. All my life I've been this crazy lively girl and for some silly reason I wanted to put a lid on Massy and tame the bubbly, loving girl that I myself loved. I decided, and it was partly subconscious, to let her go and trade her in for normal...sigh.
The saying "Show me your five closest friends and I'll show you your future" is not a lie. Be careful who you surround yourself with. Those you share your dreams with their energy will rub off on you and you'll soon start to share the same thoughts and out look on life. Whether it be being positive or negative, the body and mind don't filter, they absorb. I made some poor choices and then succumbed to pressure from those I thought I looked up to and listened to the red devil on my shoulder. I went down a path of conformity and self pity. When it comes to succumbing to influence, I think we all have a certain degree of sense and we know when something is bad for us, yet we continue to engage in it (eye roll) I knew. This state that I was in -negative thoughts, laziness, complacency- stopped everything. I began to make excuses for a lot of things, began to justify the state I was in as "part of the process". I'd say recreation is important for mental wellbeing yet I'd done nothing to garner the "rest". A negative mind state is very dangerous, its like a virus that spreads to every part of your body and life. Negativity will eat you alive and spit you out bitter.
Life is not easy. We all get into ruts and artistic droughts, but lets not make excuses for plain laziness or self pity. You may think I'm being harsh but I fear that some of us give ourself a little bit too much leeway when it comes to working on our dreams and working damn hard to achieve them. We must all come to a certain point where were able to say okay enough is enough, collect yourself! And thats where I am now, collecting! Its taken me two years (100 crying emoji faces) but alas we are here, and I hope that for those that may be going through something similar you're able to shake yourself into shape. Lets stop making excuses. Get up, get to work, and start living extraordinary lives. The lives we know we want and deserve.
Massy of 2017 is Gucci, and she hopes that you are inspired by this post...stay groovy and moving friends.
Photography by The Purple Classics