Yep, that's right. Today is my birthday! It's also my golden birthday, which is a day I always thought was SO far away. And now it's here...
When I was a teenager, I looked at all the people I knew who were in their mid-upper twenties and thought to myself, "Wow, being 26 is such an adult-thing". I always wondered what I'd be doing at age 26; where I'd be living, my career, who my friends would be, and what goals I wanted to achieve. Let's just say I never thought that I would be where I am today. Living in LA was always a dream of mine when I was in high school. Growing up in Seattle, was so attractive about the sunshine, warm weather, and the culture. I would have never imagined myself living here with my amazing husband, who has helped and encouraged me to get where I am today. Not going to lie- this past year hasn't been easy as I struggled with a lot of ups and downs, and I battled a lot of personal issues. I guess that comes with moving to a new city and so many new transitions. But, I would never take anything back because it's a part of my story and has shaped who I am today. This year has flew by faster then I think any other year. That's a part of getting older, right?
I think about last year, and what I wanted to accomplish while I was 25. I guess it was a lot different then what I expected, but words can't describe how happy I am with what happened. This past year I've transitioned from freelance photography, to becoming a full time fashion blogger. Wow, it was definitely a HUGE change from what I was doing before. I thought moving to LA I would be doing mostly photography and just doing my blog on the side. When I first moved to LA, people would ask the "what do you do for a living" question. I would always say "Oh, I'm a photographer and I do fashion blogging on the side". Now I just say "I'm a fashion blogger". At first, something about that felt missing because photography was my life since I was 16. But I since 2017 started, I realized fashion blogging is my new life, and I'm so excited to see where it leads Cory and I. It's crazy how much your life can change in a short period of time.
Photography was my life, passion, love, and how I was able to express myself. Deep down, I still love everything about photography. I love the way you can capture moments, emotions, and how its just a second of life. Photography will always be a part of who I am and a part of my story, and it's not like I'm saying goodbye to it forever. It's just on pause for a while. I love that I can bring photography into my own work with travel, fashion, and being able to art direct my own photo shoots. It's definitely a fun change and I can't wait to see what 26 brings. Thank you to my family and close friends for being so awesome and encouraging this past year. I honestly wouldn't be where I am today without you all. And thank you to all of you who read my blog and who have followed me throughout this journey. You are all amazing!