Wednesday, January 2, 2013



The start of a new year often brings change and reevaluating everything. For me, something I have been reevaluating is this blog.

Back in August when I headed off to college I had plans to keep this blog running. Posting consistently, taking photos and writing about the college experience. But when I got to college I suddenly found it hard to blog. I don't really have a reason why... all I know is that suddenly I became scared that what I would put out would be boring and dull. That maybe no one wanted to read about the accounts of a college student. Not only did my posts become scarce, but my camera became just another dust collector on my shelf. Before I knew it, it was at least a month between posts and even longer between photographs.

I hated this. Photography to me, is not only a creative outlet, but a way to document my life. I regret the fact that I have no "real" photographs of my first semester of college. I regret that the habit I once had of taking my camera everywhere has disappeared. What once was a large part of my life was somehow slipping away from me.

Then Christmas break happened. Somehow, coming home brought back that old habit. I've taken more pictures in the past three weeks than I have all semester at college. I realized that what was holding me back at school, was that no one knows that I take my camera everywhere. At home, I'm the girl with the camera. It's always with me. Always. I don't want this to disappear when I go to school. Because photography is part of who I am. I want to document as much as I can about the experience of college. Because to me, college is not just about the education, it's about the experiences too. I want to show you those things here, on my little space on the internet. And not just the fun things, but the struggles and hard things too. I want to show you all what college is like.

So here's to 2013. The year I take more pictures. The year I become the girl with the camera again.



  1. yay I'm excited for you! I hope you follow through with it ;) xx | Natalia.

  2. girl, i have missed your photos so much. i can't wait to see you recapture your dream. :) x

  3. Very true. :) Photography is a part of me as well, and lately I've been lacking in it. But I think it's about time to change that. As the Bible says, "So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."~ 1 Corinthians 10:31

    Take care!

  4. YES, I understand what you mean completely! This really happened to me this past semester, as well. I'm excited to become the girl with the camera again, too!

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  6. yes! I've had a lot of difficulty over the last few months with keeping up photography, and one of my goals in twenty thirteen is to get that going again :)

  7. yay! so proud of you, and can't wait to see more of your work. :)


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