Write It Out

I used to write at a young age.  In junior high, I dominated my English classes with short stories of fiction and my vivid imagination.  I never thought much of it as I got older.   I also wrote a little poetry.  But I never looked at my writings as me expressing myself creatively, it was just something I did in my spare time.  I couldn’t really say that I knew who I was back then.  I just kind of went with the flow and reacted to my environment.

Once I became fascinated with photography, it opened up a new world for me. I was developing my own form of expression and pictures helped me to relate to the world around me.  Pictures became my words and there was so much I wanted to say.   It felt like I was meeting myself for the first time and I would get to know who I truly was inside.  I could actually call myself an artist.  Granted I am still learning what it means to be an artist but the journey to becoming one has shown me a few things.

Being an artist is a deeply personal thing.  Everything that dwells within you is important and somehow manifests itself in your artwork.  In the world and business of photography as I’m sure is the same in other fields, is the freedom to be unique through your creativity.  In expressing yourself creatively, it is so important to know who you are inside.  Not only just your personality but also the factors that guide your choices and feelings.  It can be your thoughts, your perceptions, your actions, likes, dislikes, your history, your future.  Anything that evokes emotion whether it’s good or bad can show you things about yourself that you never knew existed.  This in turn comes out in your work and expressions as an artist.

In my journey of self-discovery, I realized there is so much more that evokes emotion for me.  Photography will always be my passion and my life teacher. The things I’ve learned on my path as a photographer has shown me how beautiful life can be and the endless possibilities if you’re willing to follow your dreams.  The experiences I’ve had are priceless and have opened me up to other aspects of life that I’d like to explore.  It is for this reason, I’ve decided to start writing more this year.  My new mini-blog on Tumblr called Dreamscape Reality will be to connect with others by sharing my personal experiences on things I’ve learned and to spread motivation and inspiration through quotes, stories, and whatever else comes to mind.  It is still very new and I only have a few posts written but I look forward to writing more and connecting with you.  I invite you to stop by and share your thoughts with me.

Happy Wednesday!

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