The journey to get here has been a long one.
(Mini summary from 2009-2013)
I graduated from high school in 2009 and have dropped out of college twice since then. I have wanted to do photography for many years, but was told that I wouldn’t be able to make any money from it, hence why I tried graphic design. But in order to get into graphic design, I had to take a media course before that. After I left both of these programs, I was left not knowing which direction to go, so I fulfilled a life long dream and moved to Denmark. However I had to move home shortly after to help out with my grandpa’s ailing health, and I have no regrets. I wouldn’t trade that time for anything. Once he passed, I had no clue what to do next and returned to work in retail full time. After a few months I knew I had to do something else so I could get out ASAP. Retail really isn’t my forte. By that point though, it was too late to enrol in the photography program so I would have to continue working another year until I could apply.
Fast forward two years and here we are! I have to admit, returning to school for a third time terrified me. What if I hated it? What if I dropped out again or even failed? What if I’m just not meant for college? Then what else could I do with my life?
This program was HARD, let’s not sugar coat it. There was a lot of stress and a lot of work. But I think my passion for it is what pulled me through. It pushed me out of my comfort zone daily and as much as I hated that at the beginning of an assignment, (having to do things like call restaurants and
beg politely ask to photograph their establishment, or stalk plead to celebrities for a photo for an upcoming assignment) by the end I had impressed myself with what I had accomplished and with that, came confidence in my craft. I have come far since my last graduation in 2009, and now that I am done with school assignments, I am really excited to see where I will end up in the next year, two years, even in another six years!
Thank you all for your support. You’re just wonderful!