February 25, 2013
this is life and i'm learning how to balance it
I've been taking a break from blogging and taking photos in general. I haven't been feeling very creative, and my camera is in the same place that it was a week ago. These photos above are raw and real life, the way I like them. But at the same time, I desire to improve, I desire to do more with my photography. These winter weeks have kept me busy, but they have also given me a need to rebrand, work harder, and be the best I can be right now. I've been saving for a camera upgrade, I'm beginning to plan a rebrand, and I'm excited to be able to start/relaunch the business I've envisioned sometime in the spring/summer!
But the realization is this: photography isn't everything. Photography is just a small (very important, but small) part of my life. There are other things that need my attention, like friendships, school, the future of the next few years. I don't have to make myself stand out in the photography industry right now. I don't need to constantly worry about producing better and better content for other's approval. Photography is just a small part of this crazy life of mine, and I have many more years to become the photographer I want to be. Right now is time for more important things, and so, I will continue to photograph - because it's what I love to do - but I won't let it become a burden of something I use to impress people.
posted by Olivia