My Journey: How Did I Get Here?

I mentioned in my most recent post that last year I left my full time job to pursue photography full time (YAY!) I thought it might be fun (and humbling) to check out how I got here. Below is my very first Blog Post from my very first (no longer LIVE) Blog- long before I had a legitimate website and clients and long before I knew 95% of what I know now.  While I started my blog abut a year after I bought my first dslr camera, I did use the first photo that I ever took on my original Canon Rebel T1i on that inaugural post, so this photo is legitimately the first dslr photo I ever took. Not great- but it is certainly a testament to how far I've come and I am not embarrassed to share it because we all have to start somewhere. I posed a few questions at the beginning of that blog and I definitely got my answers. See for yourself...

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February 14, 2012

Can 1 artistic medium lead to another? Is it possible for an old (ish) dog to teach herself some new tricks? Is a new career possible after 30? These are the questions I will attempt to answer on this page and in my life. Before I get started, here is some background on what brought me to this place. I love to sing. I have been singing as long as I can remember. My world revolved around music and still does, but not in the ways I assumed it would. Music was my identity and what set me apart from others. It was my "thing".  Then one day it just wasn't anymore.  I literally lost my voice. I have since had surgery and my voice is on the mend, but it might not ever be the same.

When I lost my singing voice, I think I lost my everything voice. I wasn't able to express myself and I felt lost and misunderstood and miserable. I tried painting and writing in journals and even toyed with the idea of writing a children's book but none of those things, while fun and worthwhile, were what I was looking for. Then I went on a trip to Seattle that changed everything. I started taking pictures and I couldn't stop. When I turned 30, I decided to treat myself to one of those fancy cameras I had always wanted to try. It's the best thing I've ever done for myself.  I am 31 now and haven't looked back. I am learning new things every day about myself and about the world around me through a completely different perspective. I really am looking at the world through a new lens and I couldn't be happier.

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