Hi there. Welcome to my new blog. If you're coming to this site after having visited my wedding blog, then boy (or girl) you're in for a change. You're also probably wondering why I'm starting another blog when I couldn't even keep up with the wedding one. Well, the reason for that is that I had a problem creating for the other one. There were so many things I wanted to share with the world, that I didn't feel like having a blog with weddings as it's focused best served to express my individuality, thoughts, and ideas.
See, I started my wedding blog after being heavily influenced by others in the industry, and I felt like in order to be heard, or generate success, I needed to mimic what others were doing. I never really felt like I could be genuine on there, and therein lies a problem I've been facing over the past few years. I found it really difficult to be myself. I put up a facade of an "image" I thought I needed to have in order to fit in, and I was more concerned with how people perceived me and being liked, rather than just being true to myself, and doing what I knew needed to be done.
2018 has been quite a transformational year for me. As I turned 30 at the tail end of last year, I looked back on my 20s and wasn't proud of much. Despite having graduated college with an engineering degree, getting a job as an engineer, starting a business, and living an overall pretty good life. There were still issues looming over my head that I had not faced head-on. In those ten years of my life, I built up an obscene amount of debt due to college, starting a business, and making stupid decisions to finance stupid electronics I didn't need.
Despite all the weight I'm bearing, I for the first time in a long time feel confident, and capable of turning everything around. However, my actions to do so are not starting with this blog. I started getting my shit together a couple months ago, and continue to do so. Some days are better than others, but I understand I have a mess to clean up, and I feel truer to myself than ever to take action.
This blog is merely just another item on my long-time list of things I have wished or wanted to do. Where in the last few years I considered myself a "photographer", I now feel more genuine referring to myself as a "creator", and that is exactly what this new blog represents. As you might have noticed, it's not flashy or full of fluff. It's simple. A blank canvas for all I've created and will create to share with the world. I want to take you with me on my transformation as well. Share with you what I learn, what's on my mind, and start conversations about shit that matters. I'm also looking forward to meeting new people to collaborate with on projects, and learn more about what makes others tick.
This is going to be a kickass year, and I hope you join me in all the adventures to come.