top of page

Ebbs, Flows, Highs, Lows (Recap of 2018)

Updated: Aug 29, 2019

As the year comes to an end, the internet remains undefeated bringing us a number of funny memes that represent what the year was like. This meme is an accurate depiction of my year and I would love to say "2019 sit yo a** down and don't touch nothing." I contemplated whether I should share this portion of my year because when it comes to my personal life, I am extremely private. I received confirmation that it was okay after reading a tweet by Joe Budden, so here we go! I started the year off unemployed. On top of leaving my full time job as a teacher, I decided to stop working for a bridal makeup company to start my own business. During this time I had an unpaid internship and had to pay for parking every time I clocked in.

Although I experienced these lows, 2018 brought me the perfect combination of rain and sunshine needed for my growth. I'm sure 2019 will do the same! I didn't walk into 2018 with a solid plan for my business, which I regret. I was winging it majority of the year, but I was blessed to be in a position to learn from some amazing people in my industry. I was blessed to find full-time employment in my field and was promoted within 8 months. Instead of focusing on the not so good moments, I want to share some of my highlights of 2018.

January 2018: My work was published on the cover of Nura Magazine with June's Diary. (@nuramagazine)

March 2018: Publication in Salyse Magazine (Photographer: Dia Caster @photoartstudi0)

April 2018: Photo shoot with Fly Level Shop (@flylevelshop)

May 2018: 2 Day Creative Makeup Course w/ Tiffany Lumpkin (@TiffanyLumpkin)

September 2018: I was afforded the opportunity to do makeup for Ashley Darby (from the Real Housewives of Potomac) - (@ashleyboalchdarby)

As we enter the new year remember, "A little rain, helps us appreciate the sunshine." Do not be discouraged by life's obstacles; if you keep going, a year from now your life can be completely different. Learn from your mistakes and grow from every experience. Wishing you all much success in 2019!


Khilia Chantal

17 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
bottom of page