Tuesday, December 25, 2012

My 12

When I take the time to think about 2012 I realize that time itself was scarce and very valuable to me this year. If I had more time I probably would have rejoiced and celebrated a lot more than I did. This past year was actually incredible in so many ways and it was incredible because I was so busy with so many amazing opportunities. The downside is I didn't get the chance to enjoy them as much as I would have liked to but there is no question that I am a very lucky individual.

The highlights would be: Spinning at Marc Anthony's house, opening for Q-tip, meeting and partying with the prince (of a country that I cannot state publicly), President Clinton and an entourage of secret service men randomly showing up at one of my gigs, keeping Bobby Flay (along with many other legendary chefs) on the dancefloor all night, having Melanie Fiona work her moves on the dancefloor a couple of times and above all else having my mom attend one of my gigs;) ha!

The greatest moment however was that night in May when I mixed The Police's 'every breath you take' in between "feel so close" and "titanium". This particular mix was paramount to everything else in 2012 because it opened the flood gates and my eyes to endless possibilities. It was like I had been in "wax on".."wax off" mode for nearly a decade just training for the crazy 'crane kick'. Or like I was some superhero with all this power and I was finally learning how to use it. After all 'Every breath you take' is a cheesy 80s ballad so a DJ would have to be on 'superhero crack' to pull it off.  For the first time in my career I truly started to believe in my own awesomeness. I can't explain it and it may seem so vain but I DJd more in the past year than ever and I let myself grow and get better and because of that..... I kicked some serious ass!

The last significant moment in 2012 and far from least was the overwhelming heartbreak I endured when Adam Yauch of the beastie boys had passed away. I suppose I didn't realize how much the Beastie Boys and Adam Yauch had influenced my career and life. From the crazy hip-hop breaks to the Tibetan Freedom movement. MCA's music and legacy represents so much of what I love and believe in and I can only hope to keep growing and evolving as much as he did in his life. I credit only a very small handful of people for helping me become a better person: MCA and Stevie Wonder are the only people in the world that I do not know personally that changed my life  http://agirlsguidetodjaying.blogspot.com/2012/05/ill-never-forget.html.

No matter what 2012 was a very prosperous year for me. I grew and evolved a lot and I look forward to having an even better year in 2013. My goal (however) in 2013 is to take more time for myself. What's the point of success if I don't even have the time to enjoy it?!