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.