Happy Wednesday, Everyone!
...think outside the box and find what makes you happy!
Life has been so busy and crazy and fun theses days! 2015 was an amazing year for me in so many ways and I just know that 2016 is continuing on. I think one of the greatest things I learned in 2015 is to overcome things and push myself past what I know I can do. All my life I have been focused on the next big things and seeing what the future has to hold, now I am still totally like this, but I think I learned this year about how to stay in the moments I am living now.
In October 2015, I took a huge step that set me into my future in a way that I did not expect and one that I have to work at day in and day out. On October 12th, I went back to school! I say this, but I actually still able to stay at home, work and start my own business. The program I began is a Bachelors program in Photography through the Interactive Design Institute accredited through the University of Hertfordshire in England! It is a online 16-month program, I will have my degree in photography by next January.
Why did I begin this program? Well a little out of complete craziness if you ask me! Truthfully, I believe I have found the thing that I love and could see myself doing for the rest of my life and never looking back.
My mum has been a huge part of this journey for me. It hasn’t been the most fun journey pushing past myself, trying things out, failing at them, dusting myself off and trying again. I don’t believe this is fun for anyone. In 2012, I began the process of looking into post secondary education in the medical field and only once getting denied acceptance realizing that it wasn’t for me. I took another year off to figure out what I would like to do.
I had always been artistic but not in a crafty, artsy sort of way. I cannot draw a straight line to save my life or paint a picture that doesn't look like a three year old did it. I say three because my niece is five and she can paint better than me!
But artistic in what I see and how I perceive things and how I find happiness and value. You can ask any artist, we see things differently. We see perspectives, colours, angles and inspiration in the most random of things. We don’t deny it and we often laugh at ourselves.
When I discovered photography and truly thought about what it meant to me and how I could see it playing out in my life; it was like the biggest “AH” moment of my life. And I tell you, all my teachers, coaches, friends and family can count the “Ah” moments when I had them because it was like the biggest light bulb getting turned on ever!
This past spring I graduated with Honours from the Algonquin College Photography Program.
This fall when I began to think about where I was heading with my life and what I wanted to accomplish, this seemed only fitting and the perfect thing to do.
September 24th I signed up for the online program at IDI.
October 12th I began working towards my degree.
January 8th, I will have completely my first term!
All I can say is keep dreaming, think outside the box and find what makes you happy. It isn't rose covered glasses by any means, I have to work hard to research, understand and learn in this program but I cannot imagine giving up because I know this is what I was created for!
So go for it! Dream! It feels amazing that is all I can tell you!
Happy Wednesday Everyone! Stop by often as I am always uploading more work and I am working on my portfolio for my degree and it is going to be amazing! I am excited to show sneak peaks and the big reveal when the time comes!
Call Me A Dreamer