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Dear friends,

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.
  • Mood: Peaceful
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starcatcher42 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Wow!! Thank you for this post! :D

You are amazing :heart:
Wishing you all the best! ^^
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luckybeads Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
i dont even know you and youve just made a wonderful difference in my life. thank you for being so alive.
you are incredible.
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mari4ka90 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Great Motivational Post !!!! I think everyone who watches you needed a part of it , like you needed all of your watchers!!!!
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transparent24 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sitting here in my home studio, listening back to songs I'm recording for an album I'm making and I stumble upon your journal entry and gallery. I'm so lucky because I now know about your amazing pictures! You are very talented and I'm sure all of your dreams will come true. This journal post actually caught my attention because my birthday is May 24th. Whenever I see something that was made on my birthday I like to see what someone else was doing that day, in another part of the world. I've been chasing my music dreams since I was a boy. It's nice to see a fellow dream chaser :)

Good luck with everything! Have a great day :)

P.S. I really love this line from your journal entry - Be yourself, you're supposed to be.
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lillilou Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Beautifully said, Kitty. Thank you.
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SarraDarling Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
I just stumbled across your beautiful dA and was so charmed by your photos. They are all so whimsical and emotive but like everyone else I am particularly drawn to those of you and your Nathan - I found you in the first place because I was browsing dA for images of couples to give me ideas for a drawing of me and my beloved! We are pretty young too still (23/27) and couldn't be more in love, so I was instantly charmed! But I had to post when I read this journal because it was so sweet, sincere, and true that it actually made me tear up a little!

Good luck in everything you do, from the brief bit I have learned of you via your internet niche, it seems you are truly a beautiful person trying to create a happy nook of sunshine in this dreary world :heart:
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takanika Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Beautiful! ^^ Thank you for the words!! I really liked reading them.
Love your work!

*sorry my poor english.
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ChloeNgo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Your words so touchfull =.=~ I wish i could have enough bravement to follow my dream ...
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ClearSky225 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Miss Kitty, you inspire me :]
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ComeForYou Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for taking the time to write this. I find a lot of your work very inspiring and I really enjoy looking through your gallery when I get a spare moment.


And thank you for your uplifting words. Right now, I'm in high school, and I'm trying to get involved with theatre, but my parents don't think it's a great idea. They don't think that it provides a very stable career, but it's really the only thing I'm interested in. I auditioned today, actually, for our school's musical and I probably screwed up really badly. I know I totally butchered the song, but my monologue went okay, with the except on me saying the wrong line that started with "But-"... And I know you probably won't have time to read this, but I want you to know that you're inspiring me to follow my dreams even if people don't think I can make it. I'm happy with who I am, and I can only hope that others will be happy with me in time. And if I make it into the musical, I'll think back to this journal and know that I really did follow my dreams. Only 72 hours ago I wasn't going to audition. But I'm glad I went through with it. I'm proud of me.


So thank you.
Even if you don't take the time to read this, I'm still incredibly grateful.(:
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