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?
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”
I guess you could consider me a music photographer with a mission.
I can’t remember if I’ve written about this before, and I apologize if this post doesn’t make much sense as I’m writing it late at night, but I find myself more and more able to reframe my everyday stresses lately. While experiencing severe illness provided me with a certain amount of perspective, there is anContinue reading “Reframing Stress”
*Note: I originally wrote all of this out in a notebook, mostly for myself, unsure if I would post it or not. As I feel that handwritten notes carry a certain amount of character and emotional vulnerability that typed text cannot offer, I’ve attached them at the bottom of the page here. Feel free toContinue reading “Ebb and Flow”
To be honest with you, the holiday season hasn’t really been the kindest to me in a while. It seems that nearly every year since I began high school, something happens to my health around Christmas. In some weird way, I’ve come to expect it, and dampen my own excitement surrounding the season in theContinue reading “Holidays Have Changed”
Hey friends, however many of you may read this, I feel like it’s been way too long since I last spoke to you. I find myself in an odd and slightly lost place right now, creatively speaking. I want to share my life and story here on my blog, but I don’t always feel thatContinue reading “Catching up (ramble)”
Feeling so on top of the world gave me a sense of hope, a more realistic inner voice telling me that my goals, no matter how lofty, are in fact achievable and that setbacks are not the end of the road.
The past couple of weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind, but I’m finally getting a chance to process it all and put it in words. I got back from New York early Wednesday morning and immediately got right back into work; in retrospect perhaps a little preemptively. The following Monday, I welcomed guideContinue reading “Highs and Lows At Home”