To kick things off in January for the new year, I decided to share old creatives on social media with the theme “New Year, Same Me” as a way to go against the typical messaging promoted every January: ‘new year, new me.’
While it *is* important to evolve and grow as individuals, it is also important to look back at things you accomplished or created that you are proud of. I find it a great source of inspiration as it encourages us to tap into past feelings & ideas that made us grow, succeed, or taught us something about ourselves
I personally have found tapping into WHO we are is the most authentic way to live, grow, evolve, create, and just be. Creating a “new” persona to succeed in a “new” year just doesn’t do it for me.
Over the month, I shared the #NewYearSameMe series to share older content that I'm proud of. As I was looking back on some of the content, I realized I hadn't shared some of the visuals here on the website and so, I wanted to share! I hope it encourages you to think of past creatives or projects that you are proud of & tap into those feelings that made you feel great & take THAT energy into 2023. We already have it within ourselves to be great- we don't need to create a 'new' version of ourselves.
January 2020: Studio Test Shoot
March 2019: Dinosaur Land in White Post, VA
June 2020: The Iconic Crown Wigs in Old Town Alexandria
(sadly, Crown Wigs has closed since this image was taken)
October 2019: Glen Echo Park, MD
December 2018- Part 1: Rosslyn, VA
December 2018- Part 2: On the Metro
Various 2017-2021: A collection of black and white images
*All images by Arielle Lewis Studios*
Blonde in the District