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2017 - A Year of Reconciliation, A Year to Choose Love


2017 - A Year of Reconciliation, A Year to Choose Love

Before I get into this deeply personal (and introspective) post, I want to promote my new YouTube series that will be out starting Friday! It’s really fun and I filmed it with one of my best friends, so check it out and share your thoughts on the topics: Cinco de Mayo, Cultural Appropriate, Great Music, and SOUP!


I am currently 20,000 ft. in the air flying to Chicago for work despite missing my initial flight and waiting at the airport for 5ish hours. I am exhausted, but I can’t sleep. I’ve had something on my mind that I really need to get out. RECONCILIATION.

Lately, I’ve really been wanting to create lasting and real relationships with people. Some people may read this and know that I am referring to them, but I really want them to know that my intentions are true. I really want to be cool with everyone.

Over the past few months and even years to a degree, there have been a number of people who I felt have hurt me. Whether they meant to or not, I found myself resenting them and not wishing the best for them. I’ve honestly wished the opposite at some points. But this post isn’t about how much I’ve hated others or held grudges, it’s about fixing it. Recently, I had an in depth conversation with an old friend and I saw in their eyes that they really did care for me and wished the best for me. How can I harbor hate towards someone who wants me to be happy? Easy. Their actions for one reason or another caused the opposite. But in that moment when I was vulnerable and sharing my feelings of hurt and confusion, I realized that they had felt the exact same way. I saw that neither one of us wanted this negativity in our lives. After that honest moment I found clarity and the beginning of a new/old friendship.

We all talk about (or at least I have) the ability to cut people out of our lives, but do you really have that power? I know I don’t. I try to act like other’s action don’t hurt me and everyone is just replaceable, but it’s quite the opposite. Now I choose to focus on something else. The memories, the love, the moments of honesty have become what I try to cling on to. We all make mistakes, we all have hurt someone, and we are not perfect. BUT what we can do is make amends. I don’t have to be best friends with everyone or the people who I’ve grown a part from, but I REFUSE to be filled with hatred.

This is so sappy, but in 2017 (wow, we’re almost halfway through the year) let’s choose to love. Let’s choose to support. Let’s choose to forgive. Let’s give everyone the benefit of the doubt because we don’t know what anyone is going through behind closed doors. Think all of the serious things that you’ve gone through. Have you never acted out or done things you aren’t proud of as a result? I would hate for my misplaced emotions to end a relationship forever.

To those of you that I have ever hurt (maybe even unknowingly): I’m truly sorry. I don’t want to live my life hating anyone or rolling my eyes every time someone says your name. Let’s hang out. Let’s get to know each other. Let’s meet in the middle. We’ve all got a story to tell and lessons to share and no matter what we’ve gone through, I want to hear it. SOOOOO long story short: Let’s all love each other because President Tiny hands is spewing out enough hate for all of us.


With the deepest level of sincerity,

Devin (DevDoe if ya nasty)


Protect your energy in 2017


Protect your energy in 2017

As I was doing my typical Thursday morning commute to work, I randomly thought about how inspired and positive everyone is in the new year. The vibe for myself and the people around me has me feeling like we are about to change the world. This notion also made me realize how important it is that we ride this wave throughout the year and Protect our energy by any means necessary.

Have Short Terms Goals and Small Wins


I think everyone gets so caught up in the idea of New Year’s Resolutions. “I want to lose 50 pounds” “I want a $20k raise” “I need to move to California right now”

Don’t get me wrong. I am the “dream big, I can do anything” millennial, artist, visionary person, but lately I’ve been trying to focus on stepping stones. Yes, I have these lofty goals like having at least X amount in my bank account, but now I am focusing on the goals that will get me there. So in the new year, I no longer eat out for lunch and I’m already saving so much money. Honestly, 90% of my income is spent on eating out because I’m lazy, so I have chosen to focus on something small that can have a huge impact. Instead of focusing so heavily on something that may seem out of reach, break that dream down into smaller goals that you can grasp and achieve. Each step will feel like a small victory and inspire you to keep going!

Surround Yourself with Supportive People


Wow wow wow. I can’t stress this one enough. If someone does not believe in your goals, they do not believe in you. I spend so much of my time questioning my dreams and goals, so the last thing I need is someone in my corner who is enforcing those thoughts. Get them out! It’s important that you play a positive and supportive role in the lives of others. A friendship/relationship works two ways, so for it to work you both have to do the work. I think it is important that the people in our lives add to our lives. If your relationship with someone centers around negativity or gossip, then get rid of them. Those relationships are candy. You get immediate gratification, but what have you really gained. My friendships center around support and I leave my conversations feeling like I have a circle of people who are all going to change the world <3

Get to know yourself this year


Stay inside some weekends. Journal. Watch Netflix. I think a lot of people are so uncomfortable with being alone that they truly do not know who they are. We spend everyday at work, with friends, tweeting, texting, and face timing other people.  Give yourself at least one or two days a month where you disconnect from the world (social media, parties, etc.) and just get to know yourself. On my work trips, I've tried to take dance classes in the cities that I am in. I have learned so much about myself as a dancer and person from dancing in communities where I have no one to rely on. I have always loved the type of people who can go to a movie or restaurant alone and not feel awkward at all. They are individuals and know who they are. Take yourself out on a date this year. You deserve it.

2017 is going to be a good year. Claim it. Preach it. Fight for it.


Let’s kick this year off with a bang!