This year since I didnâ€™t make resolutions Iâ€™ve been checking in on the things I wanted to do more of. So far? NailingÂ it. (at least that’s how it feels!) Itâ€™s the best feeling to actually be almost a month in and not feel like a failure with “resolutions” â€“ Iâ€™m telling you itâ€™s not too late to change your tune for the year and give it a try.
On my list was taking more pictures when we travel. Let me come back to this in just a second.
Iâ€™m in the process of figuring out where I want this blog to go and what it gives back to me. There are the obvious: amazing opportunities, fun goodies I get to try and experiment with, a chance to share my style and life stories, and it has always brought me great connections and friends. But 6 years into this journey I canâ€™t help but wonder.. whatâ€™s next?
One of my favorite bloggers just relaunched her site and titled it â€œChapter 2â€. After reading the post I realized it was a very fitting way to describe the change in her blog and life. Sometimes I feel like a cat because Iâ€™ve lived at least 5 lives at this point and am well on my way to 6. Iâ€™m itching to change direction here and share more of what is relevant to me now.
So back to photography. This is one of the few things Iâ€™ve been passionate about since I was a little girl and that has actually stuck with me. I canâ€™t play soccer anymore (for fear of breaking everything) and I donâ€™t love Skechers (thank God), but Iâ€™ll never forget my first camera and how excited I would be to go get my film developed.
It was one of my grandfatherâ€™s favorite passions and Iâ€™d like to think it’s something we will always share. As often as I take pictures for my blog or on Instagram youâ€™d think I would know more than I do. The truth is I only know enough to get by. This blog has never been my full time job (justÂ a midnight oil burning side hustle) so I havenâ€™t invested the time in learning it all the right way.
This year Iâ€™ve decided itâ€™s going to be different. Photography is something that once I know Iâ€™ll be able to carry with me forever and will only get better with time (like one of my other favorites, wine!). So Iâ€™ve decided to learn from the very beginning the basics of photography and share the process and lessonsÂ with you guys.
Iâ€™ll go out on a limb and guess that many of you guys dabble yourselves or wonder when you see a photo on Instagram how they achieved that look or style. I already have a ton of knowledge of tools and basics, but Iâ€™m excited to start from scratch and learn together. Iâ€™m inspired by a dear friend of mine, Andrea, who took her passion in the past year and turned it into a job and Iâ€™ve been so blown away by her growth that I’m inspired to dig in and learn, too.
Iâ€™d love to hear what photography questions you have and want to learn along the way! I canâ€™t wait to share this adventure with you guys. xx
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