How am I supposed to singlehandedly tackle a system designed against me when there are days when I barely have the energy to leave my bed?
Wow, I feel like I blinked and the year passed me by. It’s certainly been a hard twelve months, but they’ve also been some of the most beautiful and inspiring and productive months of my life so far. If nothing else, this year has allowed me to prove my resilience to myself in a wholeContinue reading “End Of Year Thoughts”
I feel like I’m in a bit of a perpetual disappear/update cycle on this blog, but hi again! It’s been a crazy few months for me, I’d say a period of rapid growth and change, but as things wind down for the holidays I feel that it’s time to keep you all in the loop.Continue reading “Taking Chances and Moving Forward”
I’m a pretty firm believer that personal growth occurs when we break down habits that are no longer serving us and form new ones. To be honest with you, I’m learning that breaking down old habits sometimes appears online as “less productivity”. Using social media to build a personal brand (and let’s be real, ifContinue reading “Personal Growth”
I went to New York for four days, and I barely took any photos. Honestly, the only snapshots from my time there that I’m satisfied with are three Polaroids. I think that a subconscious part of me knows to seek out travel/change when I need to address habits or thought patterns that are holding meContinue reading “New York: Lessons Learned”
Here I am, about ten months since the last time I visited New York, once again preparing to visit in the midst of some fairly major life adjustments. I am the same person that I was a year ago, and yet that past version of myself also feels like a complete stranger. If twice isContinue reading “Packing up (Counting down to NYC)”
It seems that I am continuously learning that work does not have to equal suffering.
External pressure and expectations can be difficult for anybody trying to pursue a creative career. Social media, a necessary business tool, can make avoiding comparison and the “hustle mentality” nearly impossible, while conversations with other artists can either be incredibly uplifting or deeply detrimental. For some creatives, including myself, this pressure and guilt is compoundedContinue reading “Life With Limited Energy – Photography and Chronic Illness”
For half of this month, the internet in my apartment was non-functional. With very little digital media to distract myself with, I found myself feeling much more grounded in the present moment, sleeping better, creating more art, and reading much more. I could go on forever about the benefits of the occasional internet “detox”, andContinue reading “Internet Detox”
It’s been about a year since I left university with no significant long term plans, and I’m ok. If living with unpredictable health has taught me anything, it’s how to accept the fact that, as humans, we control very little of the major outcomes in our lives. Illness happens, financial difficulties happen, and family andContinue reading “One Year Later”