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Creating a Passion Project

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.

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  • Noelle Rutland

    Your photography is so beautiful! I love the idea of having a Passion Project. It’s such a great way to stay creative despite being busy.

    http://www.noellejulia.com

    • Thank you Noelle! Let me know if you start your very own project!

  • I love the concept of Passion Project – you have to find time for what excites you no matter what!

    Brigita
    http://www.brigitadambe.com

    • Brigita- well said! I agree!

  • Helena S. de Ilenczfalva

    Love the idea of Passion Project! 🙂 The photos are really beautiful! 🙂 x

    Helena

    http://www.ilenczfalva.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/helena_de_ilenczfalva/

    • Thanks Helena! What would your passion project be?

  • Clarissa

    Your photos are fabulous – keep it up!! My Passion Project is definitely my blog and I was in the exact same boat — I’d talked about it forever (over a year!) before just buckling down and getting it started. So happy I did and I now force myself to make time for creative projects to post <3

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

    • Thank you Clarissa! Doesn’t it feel SO good to finally start the thing you most want?

  • I love how you say you’ve always been a creative, perhaps quietly – I so feel that.
    Well done on pursuing your Passion Project, I hope you seriously stick with it and thoroughly enjoy it girl!
    Kyah / http://www.weekendtempo.com

    • Thank you Kyah! I think I will 🙂

  • Wellwell Girl

    the photos are beautiful.
    i abandoned my passion too during studying as it is just too buy and have no time 🙁

    jess x | wellwellgirls.blogspot.com

    • I’m sorry to hear that Jess! I hope soon you can find the time to do what you love!

  • Jill Dap

    Beautiful photos!

    Jill

    Jill D Blog

  • Mademoiselle Coconath

    Pictures are gorgeous!

    xx

    Mademoiselle Coconath

    http://mllecoconath.com

  • Lauren Scorzafava

    These are all great shots! Thanks for sharing!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  • Love this post. I, too, always had a journal in my hand (or 50 of them.) It’s so important for us to keep our passions alive, so I love this project you have come up with! <3

    BlondieInTheCity.com

  • Ashley Aspinwall

    I recently have started spending more time focusing on my photography as well and it has been so rewarding. Thanks for sharing!

    xo SideSmile,

    Ashley

    SideSmile Style

  • Mademoiselle Coconath

    Pictures a beautiful!

    xx

    Mademoiselle Coconath

    http://mllecoconath.com

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