Eeeek I have not shared much on here in a long time!!
Like I usually do, I have done another ‘birthday self portrait”. This one is pretty personal though… Lately I have been feeling really stuck. Being in Colorado has been great I love being with my family and friends out here, but at the same time I feel like I am stuck in a jar. This more so represents how I feel with my photography/career. I can’t really move forward the way I want to until I leave Colorado “my jar”.
ANYWAY! I am not a super outgoing, or a “get personal” type of person, but I figure on my birthday maybe I can open up a bit.
Reflecting over this last year, it has been a wild ride. With in the year I have met some new amazing people, made some very amazing new (and talented) friends, strengthen older friendships, advanced myself in the thing I love, all while going through some very scary and difficult mental and physical health issues, and lets not forget I moved back to Colorado (temporarily).
I have been slowly overcoming my anxiety (um I have been meeting new people on my own, I traveled to San Diego alone, totally went to a concert, AND actually went to a movie… in a movie theater HA), I have progressed further in my photography and accomplished things I never thought I could. (Although I feel some are very small accomplishments I guess I still have to give my self some credit I can’t be shooting for vogue over night).
I very much believe I saved my life this last year, things got scary bad and even though I felt horrible, I stood up and took responsibility for myself (with the help of my amazing husband Cody and my family). I have had some fantastic opportunities and I really can’t wait for the next adventure I come across. All I can say is that with out the support of my husband, my friends, and family I would not be where I am today.
I just want to say thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes, and thank you to all the people who support and believe in me. Sometimes I still have problems believing in myself and having such an awesome group of people around me to help bring me up when I need it, is all I can ask for in life.