hello 2015

I've spent a long time trying to figure out what I wanted for my blog and what direction I wanted to take. Since starting this blog in 2010 - there is no doubt that I've changed. My shooting style, writing style, the way I edit my photos and even the way I see life has changed. I've also been taking time off from photography to allow myself to grow - I was unhappy with my work at the time and felt that I wasn't getting the results I wanted. 

But now, finally in 2015, I've learnt that change is okay. Great, even. As with each new year, I'm grateful for the fresh start, the next chapter, for stepping out of comfort zones. I'm a fairly inconsistent person, temperamental most of the time, and that leaves me feeling unsettled (can you see the cycle?). 'Letting go' is not an easy thing for me to do. I'm all sorts of messy but there's some structure to it. There's always logical steps, a rational way of thinking - of approaching things. That's the mathematical side of me showing appreciation for logic, patterns and unambiguity. But everyone has more than one side to them.  

2014 was the year I realised that I was mostly introverted, which then helped me to make sense of a lot of things.

2014 was the year I learnt to find my own voice and find the strength to say 'no' sometimes.

2014 was the year that I learnt the most from people. I learnt to identify the qualities that I value most.

My blog is tied to my life, and I wouldn't have it any other way. There's nothing I want more than to move people through photos and words, to inspire change and to connect. I love writing - just as much as I love photography. To open minds, to help people to think differently, to be a genuine voice, reminding people to look within for the answers they need... That's what I want my work to be able to do. 

And though I may not have been able to achieve this before - I think I'm finally ready. 

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