Tonight's entry is a bit unconventional and not exactly geared towards photography but more of an encouragement. I hope this inspires you.
The week of my wedding my brother told my now husband that "I'd always been a bit different. Never one to follow the crowd." My husband tells me all the time that we are not "normal." And ya know maybe they're right. I'm quirky. I'm a triathlete. I'm an open water swimmer. I'm adventurous. I'm an artist. I'm a motorcyclist. Until I met my husband at 28 I was independent to a fault. I know how to travel alone & have lived overseas for years at a time alone meeting people who have now become family. And I can tell you as a 30 year old American woman many of these things are not always welcomed. I've been told, "You won't be able to be so active for much longer." "You're too feminen to ride a motorcycle." "What does your husband think of that?(btw he's usually the instigator lol)"You shouldn't be swimming in the ocean, there are sharks out there." or the infamous "Aren't you scared that............" So in other words I don't fit the mold that many many people try to put me into. Although all well meaning in their own ways how many of these people can say they've seen vibrant blue starfish on the seafloor at the Great Barrier Reef, swam with wild dolphins, biked across islands, backpacked through New Zealand, or lived in countries where they didn't speak the language? None that I've met. By the curious I've been asked how?, & to that I always come back to the same thing...I decided I wanted to and I went and did it.
As I pursue my artistic dreams through photography I can't help but hope that through those quirky traits & interesting photos I'm encouraging my clients, friends, colleagues, & others in a variety of connections & relationships to embrace one antoher's differences and spend time enhancing those personal traits and interests that aren't necessarily the norm. We live in a quickly changing world that gets smaller & smaller with the international communities existing around us. Let those dreams & interests flourish and see what unimaginably incredible places they can take you!
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