“If i only had one more year left to live, i would probably do what I’m doing right now. I’m living on my own, this is actually the first time I’ve lived on my own since i was like 23. It’s summer break, the kids are gone, not married... so right now I’m doing exactly what I want to do: Travel, spending more time with my mom, things i care about most. I moved out here from Austin so i can see her more often. So yea, I’m doing exactly what i want in the moment...”

“If i only had one more year left to live, i would probably do what I’m doing right now. I’m living on my own, this is actually the first time I’ve lived on my own since i was like 23. It’s summer break, the kids are gone, not married... so right now I’m doing exactly what I want to do: Travel, spending more time with my mom, things i care about most. I moved out here from Austin so i can see her more often. So yea, I’m doing exactly what i want in the moment...”

“If i only had one year left I’d probably try to reach back to my dad and bury a few issues we had. We had a falling out over some money. It’s funny because it’s easy to be mad and hold a grudge against someone when death isn’t in the equation but... wow... this makes me really think about how easily i could squash things with my father right now...”

“If i only had one year left I’d probably try to reach back to my dad and bury a few issues we had. We had a falling out over some money. It’s funny because it’s easy to be mad and hold a grudge against someone when death isn’t in the equation but... wow... this makes me really think about how easily i could squash things with my father right now...”

“Sometimes it’s less about who you are but more about who you are with. I’m out here on the street because i spent a lot of time helping people who i was with at the moment. Some were sick, even passed away. But i sacrificed a lot of myself for them. I probably would change a lot if i only had one year left to live but at the same time, maybe i wouldn’t. I know one thing that remains. And that is... there’s a purpose for everything and I’m never giving up...”

“Sometimes it’s less about who you are but more about who you are with. I’m out here on the street because i spent a lot of time helping people who i was with at the moment. Some were sick, even passed away. But i sacrificed a lot of myself for them. I probably would change a lot if i only had one year left to live but at the same time, maybe i wouldn’t. I know one thing that remains. And that is... there’s a purpose for everything and I’m never giving up...”

“If i had one year left to to live, i see myself trying to strengthen my relationship with God as much as possible. Being that i feel that’s why we are on this planet to begin with, to have a strong connection with the most high. If i knew i would live forever though, I’d probably turn up my grind on a higher level and do the things that I’m set out to do. Most importantly, i would focus on being the father i could to my child”

“If i had one year left to to live, i see myself trying to strengthen my relationship with God as much as possible. Being that i feel that’s why we are on this planet to begin with, to have a strong connection with the most high. If i knew i would live forever though, I’d probably turn up my grind on a higher level and do the things that I’m set out to do. Most importantly, i would focus on being the father i could to my child”

Dalis

My greatest challenge right now is I think time management. I want to do so much in such a tight time period and it's starting to wear me out. But I love doing all of the things I'm doing right now like working, school, hobbies & such. I just need to plan accordingly & honestly catch up on sleep too! Since I'm basically a walking zombie half of the time. Always happy & friendly but I do get hangry sometimes haha. The last thing I want to be is grumpy or unapproachable in any situation. I'm the sweetest, nicest, crazy curly haired girl you'll probably meet!  I'm an old soul. So I love portraying & expressing what I feel like I would've worn in another time. I love vintage & have unique individual features like my hair, facial structure & hips that I feel like old fashion styles or make up techniques accentuates & compliments. Not only my physical body, but makes my soul feel good if that makes any sense? (Laughs) It helps me walk with confidence versus the styles that I guess are "popular" or "in" now. I love creating a twist on the clothing we have from this era I guess and changing or modifying them to appear from another era. I like having a timeless look. A look that not only captures the eye but can be traced back to resemble a older, unique, expressive style.

My greatest challenge right now is I think time management. I want to do so much in such a tight time period and it's starting to wear me out. But I love doing all of the things I'm doing right now like working, school, hobbies & such. I just need to plan accordingly & honestly catch up on sleep too! Since I'm basically a walking zombie half of the time. Always happy & friendly but I do get hangry sometimes haha. The last thing I want to be is grumpy or unapproachable in any situation. I'm the sweetest, nicest, crazy curly haired girl you'll probably meet!

I'm an old soul. So I love portraying & expressing what I feel like I would've worn in another time. I love vintage & have unique individual features like my hair, facial structure & hips that I feel like old fashion styles or make up techniques accentuates & compliments. Not only my physical body, but makes my soul feel good if that makes any sense? (Laughs) It helps me walk with confidence versus the styles that I guess are "popular" or "in" now. I love creating a twist on the clothing we have from this era I guess and changing or modifying them to appear from another era. I like having a timeless look. A look that not only captures the eye but can be traced back to resemble a older, unique, expressive style.

Tanya

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"I would instantly tell my younger self to start loving yourself immediately because you won't grow unless you do. You'll never know what love is (as much as you may want it) until you start loving yourself. The process of loving myself has been the best!

I believe there's this secret ingredient to life which is simply making time for YOU. Even when you don't know what you want to do or what your purpose is in life; go figure it out! Go out there! Get a book, go to a park, read it! Once you're done with that, go get some coffee. Just keep "doing". I feel a lot of us are lost. Like, we aren't connected with ourselves. And unfortunately, we try to fill our voids with objects, things and even people. But we can't fill it that way, we can only fill it by nurturing ourselves."