With a new year on the horizon, people are embracing retrospection and reevaluating the impact that 2017 played on their lives. In an effort to learn from, as well as celebrate each and everyday, we asked Nous girls, Maggimae and Logan to reflect on what made 2017 stand out, as well what they are anticipating for the upcoming year. Read below to find out what they have planned for in their next chapter!:
Hi ladies! Thank you for sharing your time with our readers. Pick three words to describe 2017.
Maggimae: Happy. Busy. Fun.
Logan: Relentless. Far-fetched. Prosperous. 2017 has easily been the wildest year of my life! It threw new challenges and opportunities at me left and right. It also led me to great friendships and revealed the best support team I could ever imagine.
Did you travel anywhere? If so, where?
Maggimae: As usual, I went back to Kansas for some of the summer to see my family and that’s always the best ever! My parents also got a house in New Mexico on the river up in the mountains (also 4 miles away from a natural hot springs) so I additionally traveled there. It’s so gorgeous and inspiring to be in nature!! I want to be a mountain woman someday, haha.
Logan: Yes! I think my 2017 consisted of half land-time, half air-time. In the first week of January, I flew to Shanghai, China to model for the agency, Feliz! I lived there for three months and then flew home to Minnesota for about two weeks until I was in the air again! After those two weeks, I made my way to Mexico City to model for the agency, Wanted! Once I returned home, I planned my initial week trip to Los Angeles to interview with modeling agencies! It did not take me long to pack my life into my car, round-up my parents, and start the twenty-seven-hour drive to my new home in Los Angeles!
Logan: I really did not expect to like the food in Shanghai, China as much as I did! I will confess that sometimes I was unsure of what I was eating but for the most part, it was really good! Shamelessly admitting that I ate the street food for dinner almost every night!
Most overused phrase during this past year?
(Urban Dictionary Translation: When you’re passed the point of something being hilariously funny; when you’ve laughed as hard as you possibly can!)
Was there a goal that you accomplished in 2017 that you can now cross off your bucket list?
Logan: There are two things I can now check off my bucket list! The first one was to be on a billboard. When I was in Mexico City, I shot for Liverpool’s Thats It back-to-school campaign! The photos were being used all over Mexico City including on billboards!! It was definitely an exciting surprise to see when I was walking around the city! I can also cross “climb a pyramid” off of my bucket list! When my parents came to visit me in Mexico City, I took them to climb the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon! It was such a great experience with an even better view. I am happy I got to experience the climb with my parents!
If you had to pick only one, what was one of your favorite jobs that you booked this past year? Why?
Maggimae: I would have to say the Boys and Arrows campaign. It was super fun to shoot with my BFF Britt, stay in a hotel with her, and shoot with a really creative crew. It was basically just us dancing around and having fun the whole time at the shoot. Def more play than work!
Logan: One of my favorite jobs from this past year took place when I was living in Mexico City! I got booked to shoot two editorials for the bridal magazine, Nupcias (pictured above). The company flew the crew and myself to a resort in Punta Mita where we stayed for almost a week! The resort was beyond beautiful and the crew was incredibly fun so it pretty much felt like a vacation!
Did you discover any new effective ways to spend your time this past year? (Planning methods, new hobbies, etc.)
Maggimae: My mom taught me how to macrame so I have been making super cute plant hangers. Also this year I have been doing lots of different kinds of hikes around LA. It’s really is gorgeous here!
Logan: There are a few new hobbies I have picked up this past year that I really enjoy doing in my down time. One of them is to write letters either to friends (both from home and the friends I have met along the way) and also to family members. Who doesn’t love getting mail?! Plus, writing really helps me relax and de-stress for the night so it’s a win-win situation. Another way that I use my time is by doing research on literally anything and everything. There is an endless amount of information we can learn and it is always fun to expand our knowledge!!
What was your most worn clothing item of 2017?
Maggimae: My vintage Levi‘s denim jacket. It goes with evvvverything!
Logan: That would be my Flying Monkey bell-bottom blue jeans! They are SO COMFORTABLE. It is hard to find bell-bottom jeans that are the right length, but these are perfect. They are made for being travel day and casual day pants!
Name a trend that you’d like to see continue from last year into this upcoming year.
Logan: Talking fashion, the trend that I would like to see continue into 2018 is the 70’s and 80’s style of clothing! I loved the wide-leg flares of the 70’s, but also fell in love with florals and pinstripes of the 80’s. Really anything that is a “blast from the past” trend is something I will be excited about!
If there was one thing you could change about 2017, what would it be?
Logan: I would change my answers from “no” to “yes” when being asked to hangout or go out! I want to work on stepping out of my comfort zone and start saying “yes” more to invitations. If I would have agreed to these invites, I might have made more friends, more memories, and I would have been available for more opportunities!
Maggimae: Anything I worried or stressed about because, as always, everything turns out okay!
What were some of the best books that you read during this past year that you are eager to recommend?
Maggimae: I know it’s late and I’ve had the book since like 2011, but ‘The Secret.” If you actually apply the tips that it says for you to do each day, it really is helpful with dealing with the small, stressful stuff in life!
Do you have any exciting New Years Plans? If so, how are you celebrating?
Maggimae: I always love spending New Years in hanging out with my furbabies so I wake up refreshed for the new year. 🙂
What is something that you are looking forward to this year?
Logan: I am looking forward to making California my home! I will be building new relationships and gaining new experiences this coming year and I cannot wait to see what that involves!
What are you hoping for more of this coming year?
Maggimae: Start booking commercials!
Pick three New Year Resolutions that you hope to stick with throughout this upcoming year.
Logan: Learn another language (Spanish) and become bilingual, Volunteer more on the weekends, Say yes to adventures.
Maggimae: POSITIVITY (always try to see the good in people and situations), health (stick with working out and eating lots of greens and fruit), and to enjoy the little things/be grateful!