In hindsight, 2019 was a strange and pivotal year.
2020 promises to be one of change, introspection, letting go, taking chances, loving bigger, and supporting those in the industry.
This is the month that invites you to explore your passions, the love of others, and the love of self. Los Angeles is a city that comes to life when February rolls around. While it signifies awards season coming to an end as the Oscars commence on the last Sunday of the month, it also represents a month where we celebrate singledom, couplehood, equality, diversity, art, the power of unity, and our desire to have a positive impact on the environment.
C.S. Lewis once said, “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” Sometimes we can forget that. Change may seem scary, but in truth, change is how progress is made. This month, as the swell of consumerism tethers itself around the notion of “love,” I hope we can all pause long enough to look within, and then shine our kindness and love out into the world. And let’s be real: the world needs some positive rays of sunshine.
February marks the extraordinary and the beautiful with art exhibitions that display the most colorful aspects of humanity. That includes the launch of the LA Art Show, happening at the beginning of the month, on through to a cultural showcase of diversity and unity taking place throughout the city at numerous museums and galleries. There is also a creative cannabis and art workshop, yoga and ganja classes, Black Herstory Month improv, and a glimpse into the ever-entertaining world of dating apps.
So, while we work our tails off, binge and stream our favorite shows (many of which release this month), take in the world of cinema and music, try to stop just long enough to look back on the road that led you here. In hindsight, 2019 was a strange and pivotal year, but 2020 promises to be one of change, introspection, letting go, taking chances, loving bigger
Whatever this month means to you, may you laugh, dance, sing, shout, hike, walk, create, listen, speak out, breathe, and above all—take some time to ponder what you can contribute to make the world a more unified place.