1 week ago
Today I turn another year older. ✨
This past year has been a crazy explosion whirlwind of change and growth. I am in a completely different place than I was one year ago - both mentally and physically - and most significant, in a completely different place with where my life, relationship, and career are all going.
This year I moved away from home to support my partner - something I didn't really want to share or talk about here, because it made the move feel more real, and I didn't want to leave the place I loved the most. This year, I got engaged to the love of my life, and I can't believe this is the year that we get married. And this year, I finally got the courage to stop trying to please my family and some weird societal idea of what I should do or be, and I decided to pursue my dream of doing photography full time.
I am looking forward to what this year may hold for me, for my photography, for my life. I don't have any answers, I don't know where this path will lead, but I do know I want to work harder than I ever have and I want to chase down my dreams until they become a reality. I want to put myself out there, share more of myself, and put myself in my work - quite literally! The fact I only have a few photographs of myself in some epic locations is something I definitely want to change this year.
This last trip in January to Yosemite, Sequoia, and Death Valley, I began to step in front of the camera. Sometimes I was serious, sometimes I was silly, but it makes those memories even more special. Instead of being happy or sad that I "got the shot", I instead get to see myself there, enjoying the view for all its worth, and that makes me happier than when I got the perfect capture. So this is me, this is my journey, and I am so excited anyone at all wants to follow along and see where it goes. Here's to another year full of adventure, laughter, uncertainty, love, travel, achievement, fear, courage - here's to it all. 💕