I must say, I’ve really missed coming on here to share bits of my life, thoughts, outfits and sometimes random life ramblings. I remember just before making the switch to full time blogging, I actually managed to keep up a schedule of blogging three times a week amidst my busy work life. And I was very certain that the additional time I’d gain doing the things I love would see me here even more often. This hasn’t been the case. But I’d very much like it to be. Because of the nature of our work (photography), we spend a lot of time creating and shooting content for clients. As this is mostly how we earn a living, it does tend to take priority in the way we focus on work.
But every now and again, I think of the blog, my blog, my baby, and all I want to do is write and share with you lovely folks who keep coming back time and time again to show your support. But not only that, but because this space serves as a wonderful source of reminder of some beautiful moments in my life that I can look back on. Like a journal, the images take me back, and I can almost certainly remember what transpired before I heard the camera click. It’s very easy as a creative to get lost in work and sometimes neglect the things that truly bring us joy. Being very conscious and deliberate in seeking a happy lifestyle is the way I remind myself of these little things. And so, as I go about my day and life happens, I recognise myself or at the very least the person I aspire to be, in others, places and sometimes things. A gentle reminder if you will, of who I am and why it is I do the things that I do. Last night was one of those days. Don’t ask me why but for some reason western shows/movies tend to spark something in me that makes me want to go out and do something, anything, as long as I’m dressed in rancher hat of some sort, lol. I believe inspired is the word I’m after. My most recent watch, Damnation (thanks to Netflix), did it again. I can’t sometimes shake the feeling that maybe in my past life I lived in the wild west, where I wore cool cowboy boots, tight jeans and a hat, if you believe in that sort of thing. Whatever the case maybe, it always leaves me full of energy to create. Hence why I’m here today. And the honest truth is it didn’t take me long to put this post together. Which goes to show how much one can accomplish when they find the part of them that sets things in motion. Today, I found her in the lady with a dream of taking control of her life in Damnation, tomorrow it could be something else. And one thing I’m sure of is I’ll recognise her. The thought will cross my mind. There she is, I found her again. Because I set out to look for her. In my most recent podcast from the Coffee Diaries series, I actually talk about being deliberate in seeking inspiration as a blogger. An approach I’d recommend anyone looking to achieve something specific should adapt. With deliberate being the operative word, because you can’t find what you’re not looking for.