My Jesus Year - Time to be Selfish

Jadi Collado X Skovro

Now it almost seems contradictory to have the words "Jesus" and "selfish" in the same sentence but I promise it makes quite good sense.

 Jesus Year

              - urban dictionary

The 33rd year of your life where you are reborn in some sense. Perhaps a mid-life crisis, perhaps an ego death, perhaps the year where you abandon old ways and start new ....


So the cat's out of the bag: I'm turning 33 in a couple of days and I'm freaking out.... of excitement!

2018 was quite an eventful year and some would even categorize it as "My Year": I was in a movie that got released in theaters nationwide, I walked red carpets, Got flown cross-country for press, I got married, Some of my bestfriends got married... and had babies, I moved!! ... quite a lot & pretty freakin’ awesome if you ask me and though I'm not having a mid-life crisis or ego death I'm definitely having a sort of "coming to Jesus" moment with myself.

What could the possibilities be if I decided to put myself first?

Jadi Collado x SKOVRO

See, I'm a nurturer by nature and I pride myself on being an excellent listener but I've actually really sucked at doing that for myself.  The needs of others always overpowered mine as I just could not get out of my head thoughts like “…but they need me,” “… I’m the only one who can help with this,” “…I have to.  

I've always felt a deep need and desire to better the lives of others - whether it’s giving advice to a friend or making certain career choices.

Now that's not to say that I'm going to stop being a nurturer - I can't, it's in my nature but what if I decided to add myself on that list of "friends" and maybe even put myself first on occasion

*enter my Jesus Moment* 

Jadi Collado x SKOVRO

This year I want to flip the script a bit and here are 3 things I vow:


or in other words, put myself first ... well at least sometimes (**I think I just failed my vow lol**) No but seriously, I put this first as it's going to be the hardest of the three for me to work on.

I've always been pretty good about listening to myself but I could always find a reason to put off "doing" for myself & this year I want to re-prioritize that.

#2 TO TAKE (more) RISKS

I can't say I'm a risky person (still can't get myself to jump in a pool over 5ft deep…heck! even 5ft is too deep lol) but I've never shied away from risks. Don't believe me? Ask my Dominican family what they thought after I decided not to become a doctor and pursue acting...yup.

So let's keep that going, so long as it makes me happy and keeps me living in my purpose, it's worth the leap


Say word?! That's right, say "no"

Hands up if you'd said "yes" more times than you meant to? I know the feeling but there is bravery and powerful growth in saying No and it's time to find that tricky balance between the two - even if it makes me uncomfortable

Jadi Collado x SKOVRO

It might not be your Jesus Year but have you had a "coming to Jesus" moment? What was it like? How did you flip the switch on your life?