Living My Best Life Tour: Movie Premieres, Black Harvest Film Festival, 2022 Fresh Faces Project Awards, Chronic Concerting and more!
Thanks for checking in! I hope you've been well :) Do I have quite the update for you all! I know, I know. My failure to regularly post on my old faithful blog has gotten out of control. I used to post at least monthly, however, for the past couple of years I can only find the time to write you all two or three times a year. I want to thank you all for the continued support and readership from the bottom of my heart. Even reviewing my blog stats to see that this blog still receives 50-70K+ reads a year, even with my minimal posting makes me so happy. This post will discuss various events, endeavors and adventures that I've been getting into for the last several months so stay tuned to peep my highlights.
"Wakanda Forever" Private Premiere Screening
As you may know, I'm a huge comic book/super hero nerd and I especially was a fan of the late Chadwick Boseman's performance in Black Panther. Thus, it was a phenomenal experience to be invited by my client to a private premiere screening of Wakanda Forever on the northside of Chicago! I was accompanied by my fabulous bestie, @NikhauleBeReading and we had a FANTASTIC experience. I think I can say by the resounding applause and cheering from everyone else at the event that all of the guests were entertained and pleased to see this incredible movie, bringing the cultures of the African diaspora and Indigenous Latino people to the big screen!
"Plane" Private Premiere Screening
Black Harvest Film Festival
The Fresh Faces Project Awards 2022
At the 2022 Fresh Faces Project Annual Awards ceremony, funded by my media firm Calynn Communications & Creative Inc., we had over 30 honorees in attendance between Lifetime Achievement winners, Royal Ambassadors and Innovator awardees. We could not be more elated to have recognized and bestowed awards to the change making creatives, entrepreneurs and humanitarians. People like them foster positive progress in society.
This year's ceremony has been covered on the front pages of The Los Angeles Tribune, Cosmo Press Magazine, The Washington Mail, New York Today, and JUST FAME Magazine! I, as the Founder, am so grateful to have the support we do, being able to host this event every year free of nomination fees, ticket sales or entry fees to make it as accessible as possible to people of varying socioeconomic statuses.
Chronic Concerting: The Fray, MGK and Avril Lavigne, Goo Goo Dolls, Simple Plan, Imagine Dragons and Macklemore, and Panic! at the Disco
Family Vegas Trip (My first time!)
In celebration of my baby sister turning 21, my family planned a trip to Las Vegas, the city of sin. It was both of our first time going and we couldn't have had more fun! First of all, the food was spectacular. My favorite restaurant was a gourmet fine dining buffet ($85 a person) where we feasted on some incredible dishes including pasta, prime rib, steak, roasted chicken and more. *Chef's kiss* Me, Cami and her boyfriend David also went to go see the infamous Chris Angel, who is the most awarded magician of all time. That was a crazy but cool experience! We also got to walk the strip and explore, give the casinos a try (it's a no for me, dawg) and go swimming. 10/10 family vacation!
New Orleans Girls Trip (My first time!)
I moved out of my family's house a little over a year ago now. It's insane to think that I've been living in my own place for that long, yet it seemed like just yesterday I was nervously putting in my rental application. I have thoroughly enjoyed the freedom and space that living on my own has granted me: having a 2 bedroom apartment to myself is a big difference from sharing a room with my little sister. I do miss her and my family sometimes nonetheless, even though we talk every day! Ironically, I rarely even have company over or go out "past curfew" even though I set my own rules now. I'm just so consumed with being a fulltime student, working a corporate 9-5 and managing my business that recreation is at the bottom of my priorities list. Check out the apartment tour video from my Facebook Vlog Channel below.
As you can see, I've been a busy bee in 2022! I hope that you have too! I'll try to be more consistent on here guys, fingers crossed, in giving you all more regular updates ;) But, I thank you again for sticking with me. I appreciate you reading the blog and hope you have a great rest of your year!