2017 was a great year of discoveries and learning for me.
Personally, I'm so thankful for my kids' health. They're the greatest loves of my life and nothing means more to me than their happiness, growth, and well-being.
I'm also really grateful for all the people I was fortunate to meet and work with this year. All the friendships I've been blessed with and the amazing projects I got to take part in.
I'm always fascinated to meet new people. A lot of times, a client or a collaborator becomes a new friend and sometimes these new meetings brew new relationships that make an impact in my life much deeper than anyone can ever expect.
These names come to my mind in particular.
@enli_dai @xiaohongliu_ @joannemagday and @gc_reflect you ladies have been the source of my inspiration especially in terms of leadership and self betterment.
You have shown me what it means to move forward with a vision and empower others with their strength. I love the work we do together to build a true value in each others lives.
@pensare.films Robert, Anastasia and Andjelika, you guys believed in me not only as a makeup artist but also as a filmmaker and simply as an artist with a view and a voice. You've given me a new platform to which I can stand on.
We started something so unique and truly remarkable in Toronto's independent filmmaking scene. Being a part of @pendancefilmfestival has brought a new prospective in my life.
You taught me what perseverance means.
When we have something we believe in, we don't ever let that go until we make it happen.
@zoiebrowne and @monica.med.inc I'm so proud to be able to call you my friends. I know your smiles, positive energy and love touch all that are by your side and I'm happy to be one of them.
@aclairebeauty and @robertweirbeauty @irenesymakeup @nadiatamaraleeskincare
More than you can possibly know, you've taught me and inspired me as an artist and a professional practitioner.
2018 will bring us brand new 365 days of opportunities.
I lost my grandfather in June. He passed away at age 95 and left us a great legacy.
It is my turn to build mine now.
So I move forward with a renewed conviction.