I consider myself a fairly creative person, perhaps quietly so. I have always had a great love of creating a world within my mind and bringing it to life through art. As a child, you could always find me with a journal in hand (the glitterier the better) busily writing and drawing my latest creation into being. I had aspirations of being a writer but once I got to college I abandoned many of my most beloved passions. I felt I simply “didn’t have time.” While life does get in the way of our hobbies sometimes, it does not have to cause one to abandon passions completely. I have spent so much time dreaming of pursing passions in the past that I am determined to make a concerted effort to make time for what I love. This year I have determined to create my own Passion Project and prioritize “me” time. And what is my personal Passion Project’s focus? Photography.
The beauty of a Passion Project is that it can be about anything- it is fluid and ever changing with whatever has captured your attention. My biggest Passion Project has been this blog- I can’t even explain how long I have had the idea in my head before finally making it a reality last year. Photography though is the thing that I find myself coming back to again and again. I have a constant curiosity in crafting an image and in making what I see in my head come to life on film. I love the challenge of figuring out a camera and getting to know it intimately. I dabbled with photography in high school and have come back to it as an adult with such excitement. I want to make getting better at photography my life’s Passion Project because I lose myself in it so wonderfully. I love that I can control the settings of how I want my picture to be but I also love that sometimes I get something completely beautiful haphazardly. It is a beautiful metaphor for my life- I can attempt to control it all that I want but beauty often rises from the most unexpected of circumstances.
What do you do for just yourself? Do you have a Passion Project that you wish to start? Have you already began one?
I can’t wait to continue to share my (hopefully rapidly improving) photography here with you all. It gives me such joy to know that I have such a beautiful blogging community to share my passion with.