An essay by @iyannathemodel while interning for W* Studio.
To be awakened is to become aware. It is to open your eyes and see the truth; to see things that you did not see up to that point.
To awaken is a coming of age.
To awaken is to realize that what you were before that point of intellectual impact was ignorance. Not so much ignorance to be ashamed of, but rather the ignorance that ignites a burning fire to pursue more truth, more knowledge, and more experiences.
To awaken is to open your eyes to your own reality.
To awaken is to know whether you are dreaming: trapped in a psychological fantasy world.
To awaken is to hear sweet sensual music that allows your body to react as if it has been physically touched or spiritually lifted.
To awaken is to be revived.
To awaken is to realize.
To awaken is to be artistically disturbed through art, music, and poetry.
To awaken is to wake up and want to dance.
To awaken is to learn from every mistake and build on every success.
To awaken is to travel to the far edges of the Earth; spend a month in a new land, with new people, eat new food, learn a new language.
To awaken is to read the wildest books that jumpstart your imagination.
To awaken is to see a smile on someone’s face when you put it there.
To awaken is to care about something more than you ever believed you could care about your own self.
To awaken is to feel connected to the globe and recognizing that you are an extension of nature.
To awaken is to be humble
To awaken is to love.
You can follow Iyanna’s adventures on Instagram at @iyannamodel.