Today I had a spare afternoon and thought, "I have been neglecting DeviantART for such a long time, why not write a journal entry?" So here I am. I know not a lot of you probably read this or will comment or even see it, but at least it's here for those who do stumble across it and have time to read it. I just felt like writing.
To everyone who supports me along this winding photography path, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Even if I don't get to reply to everyone who messages, emails and comments, I still always and forever appreciate it more than you would ever know. You all fill me with such confidence and push me through the times when I think, "Why am I doing this?" Thank you, my beautiful army of dreamers.
When I was younger my parents told me that the two most important things in life were "happiness" and "health". And pursuing photography as a full time career and making it into my life has made me one of the happiest little people. I would spend my childhood playing with my mother's camera equipment, she was a passionate photographer and would put flowers in my hair and photograph me dancing barefoot through the garden. There was never a point in my life where I considered photography as a career, it all just kind of happened and before I knew it, I found myself earning my first pounds by taking photos for people.
So all I want to say in this journal entry is that if you have a dream, if you find yourself someone you are happy with and if you are determined, dream big and live fast. Everything is achievable if you put your mind to it. Some things take time, other things happen all at once, but they will build you in confidence and help mould you into who you're supposed to be. Never be afraid to be yourself and don't ever let your dreams go because you are constantly closer to achieving them. Spread your wings and enjoy who you are and what you have because life changes quickly and you have to keep up. But through it all, your dreams will keep you alive, even in your darkest hours.
Be yourself, you're supposed to be.