I can honestly say that this blog post has been in the making for a few years. For some reason, I have been stressing about the very first post...What do I write? Will it tie into the content of my business? Do I make it personal?, etc... In the end, it doesn't matter. I just need to begin somewhere, so here I am writing about not knowing what to write...
Actually, I have a lot to say. I have a story. My family has a story. We all have a story that is beautiful and real. I will be communicating these stories in the way I know best -mainly through my images rather than my words.
As far as I can remember, I have always loved creating and using my hands. I went to college to study art, but panicked and decided to study environmental science and geology instead. I have always loved being outdoors and was always passionate about taking care of the environment, so this felt more like a successful career path than an art degree. I was young and had many ideas about what I wanted to do with my life.
Recently, I watched a TED talk by Emilie Wapnick. I realized that there is a name for having many interests and creative passions for people like me - I am a multipotentialite. When asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always remember I could never fully answer, because I had so many interests and passions that I wanted to learn and work with. I didn't have one true calling. I had many.
I have always enjoyed photographing moments. Moments that were special and real. After being home with my 3 darling kids for the past several years, this love of capturing these beautiful, fleeting moments of their childhood, became more than just a hobby. I never set out to be a photographer. It just happened organically. People started inquiring if I could take their picture. After a lot of encouragement and a little shedding of my self-doubt, it finally sunk in. I needed to embrace this passion and enjoyment of taking photographs of all the small mundane and the important moments in life and turn into a career.
Thank you to all the people that have encouraged, supported and helped me to start this new journey. I am finally heeding your advice, gaining confidence in myself and making this happen.
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
And I'm feeling good
("Feeling Good" by Nina Simone)
I hope you enjoy the world as I see it.