This is me.

about me

Introductions are hard...

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with blogging. Before Instagram became THE influencer image platform, my world revolved around the notion that people would change their minds about something because of what I wrote. Being a home-schooled introvert, I wanted people to change their minds about me because of what I wrote. I wasn't 'weird' or 'shy' or 'strange,' I was just different. I wanted all of my bullies to sit back and eat my words (literally) because writing is so cool and different. I wanted my writing to be cool and different.

Somewhere along the way, blogging took a back seat. No more "Dear Diary..." Instead, I picked up a camera and documented what I saw and found a way to make my creative ideas come to life. With every chance I get to express myself through a camera, I realize that I found my way of influencing people. I don't care about the bullies anymore because I've grown out of that phase where my life revolves around who wants to hang out with me. Now, I spend my time thinking about how I can create visual art that makes me proud to say I'm a photographer.

...but blogging is harder.

When I decided to start blogging, I knew that it would be a challenge. Blogging is a commitment to yourself and your readers. The last time I had devoted readers, I was doing college peer reviews. I wouldn't call that a devoted following but they were attentive and I think that's all that matters.

This is the blog that I will be using to express my thoughts and share more information about my adventures. You can expect things like photos, video, and ramblings about photography and small business endeavors. The more writing you read, the more you know about me as a creative and entrepreneur. I don't want to influence anyone anymore. Being an 'Influencer' isn't on my to-do list. I want to inform and educate. If I influence someone in the process of learning, that makes me feel good. But I don't want that to be my main focus when I share my thoughts anymore. When I write, I'm expressing myself to whoever will listen.

Thank you for listening.