3 months later, here’s my Art Basel recap. Art Basel isn’t the same as when I was in school (2009-2013). Actually, a lot of things aren’t the same. But that’s the ebb and flow of life. It allows other things to come into fruition.
There I am, helping my parents water their garden at the first home I lived in. Today, I’m still helping out with their garden. I didn’t realize that I basically grew up surrounded by plants. My grandpa studied agriculture so that’s probably where we got our green thumb from. We think my mom made that outfit for me, it has little horses running around.
This was our first real garden in the home we’re still in. My mom said I wanted to help my dad! I don’t remember that part but I do remember getting my photo taken. I believe it because I do love helping others out.
Our yard was so minimal. Now it’s a crazy fruit, herb, and veggie jungle.
Me in 2018. My parents discovered Isaac Farms Nursery and knew my sis and I would love it. I was so overwhelmed! There were several of these tents full of different types of succulents. I saw how their gardeners were propagating and decided to see how it works. Now I have several babies growing! It’s very easy to do and fun to see them sprout.
Plants seem to be a fad now which is great because it brings awareness to nature and how to care for it. It’s so rewarding to see your plant babies grow and eventually blossom! As a young adult I don’t think I paid too much attention to gardening as I was so glued to my computer screen learning about my career and culture. Now I’m less attached to the computer and more into being outside relaxing with our garden. I definitely feel older now that I entered my 30’s and pretty proud of it too.
I was afraid of not having done certain accomplishments at a certain age and now I simply don’t give an f. That’s all a social construct and I dislike following someone else’s standards. What gardening teaches you is that each plant grows at a different rate, just as you and I do. Each plant has different needs and environments it likes to be in. So do I. Now I just focus on the small things in life that make me happy and worry a lot less now.
I'll never forget when I did my first internship at the Wolfsonian-FIU museum and thought, I can work here forever. My boss/mentor at the museum told me to go out and try other industries. She was right because it made me realize how precious that internship was. Basically what I'm trying to say is that I find museums endlessly inspiring for my work and life in general.
Gonna be real here, I didn't really like Paris! It's not my vibe. It felt rough around the edges. Cig smoke everywhere. Maybe I wasn't there long enough to fully enjoy it. I did enjoy its architecture. Below are pics from our one day trip.
I've always loved cliffs. Not sure if I lived near one in my past life but I'm very attracted to them! I love being above the ocean looking out into the horizon. It makes me think of what is ahead for all of us. What future dreams and goals are out there that we don't know about yet. Life is weird and full of good and bad surprises, that's what the cliffs make me feel.