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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.
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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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kittysyellowjacket Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Photographer

i'm so sorry, i only just read this now! oh the downside of hardly using deviantart. ]:

i'm proud of you for doing what you did, it's a huge step to walk out of your comfort zone but at the end of the day, you have to always try. the main thing is that you gain your own confidence and that is irreplaceable. i am sure you did the better than you ever imagined and whatever the outcome, you can be happy knowing how you overcame a personal hurdle. and that's what life is about, overcoming each hurdle. you never stop following those dreams of yours, i promise you, they'll take you to much higher places than you could ever imagine. keep going, dreamer!
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ComeForYou Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
it's fine! (:

Thanks, it took a lot to get ready for my audition, and I didn't get the callback, but I'm still happy with myself for trying. Next time I'll be ready, and I'll get in, this time was much more trial than it was a "I need to get the role" sort of deal, and I'm going to tech for th musical, so it's all good. I'm definitely going to continue acting, and dreaming. Thank you soooo much! (I actually have my class play tomorrow, and I am thrilled to get to be on stage again!)
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xXNotJustALoveSongXx Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Writer
You are so inspiring, I don't remember how I stumbled acroos your page, but I'm glad I did. You made me feel happier just now, thank you.
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BlueFairy-07 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
you are such an inspiration - thank you for all your beautiful work and words.
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kittysyellowjacket Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you for your beautiful support. [:
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AmandineAlice Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Dear Lovely Kitty,
I absolutely enjoyed reading this.
You seem to be an amazing person, I hope that your family, friends and Nathan all know how lucky they are to be in your life !
Your words in this entry journal are all I needed to read at the moment, you're so inspiring. I feel quite better than twenty minutes ago, thanks to you. I think that everyone needs a person like you, not only to help when almost everything's going wrong but also, just to enjoy life.
Moreover, when I feel bad, like now, scared of losing my Love (long story indeed), when I cry for something which seems too big for me, when it feels like the end of my little world, thanks to person like you I realize that there are many things to help, there are passion, dreams, and that I must not let them go. I really envy you for living life with so much happiness. I envy your determination, your positive mood and your love story, I wish I will live a story as wonderful as yours. Really.
Thank you for everything you give through your words, your photographs and your person.
Peace,
Amandine (a French girl who likes spending time in your photographs, your universe).
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isoldemaiden Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Kitty, thank you, thank you so much. You're incredibly inspiring and i'm ever so glad that I've found your artwork and fallen in love with it. You make me believe that I truly can be whoever I want to be, and that life if life were a beautiful canvas, you would be one of the brightest paints. Keep up your beautiful dreaming, you have an army of love behind you <3
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Fallen-From-Sin Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You made my day :heart: I hope we can all make our dreams come true.
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michellis13 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Kitty, you inspire me so much, with your photos and your words!!! :heart: :heart: :heart: I wish I could take photographs like you :heart:
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harmonicaaa Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, Kitty, for creating a happy moment for so many people.
From your words I can see that you've had hard times, but have found a way of believing in yourself that has made your life beautiful. And now you want to share it with us. I'm moved. Not many would put these words here like you have. You're sort of proof that life isn't a big pile of shit. Again, thank you, I hope you realize how much you've helped.
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abiparmenter Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student General Artist
how beautiful! what lovely words, kitty! :aww: :love:
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emily3371 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really enjoyed reading this :D its wonderful
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missjessicajoy Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
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wonderful - you´re exactly writing down, whats in my head....
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carpe-diemm Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you for inspiring :heart:
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HQheart Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is exactly what I needed to read now. You know, I've been disappointed in myself for quite some time now, about photography.
Whenever I take a good photo, I instantly get happy, my whole day changes just by looking at it. Probably most of the people who see it think it's just okay or not good enough, but I don't care. I think "hey you wanted to take this kind of picture for a long time, and today you made it!" and that gives me courage to go on.
I have no idea what I want to do in the future, but being a photographer is my dream. And you are my role model and you inspire me every day. I just wanted to tell you that once more, and this is one more reason for you to never feel sad or want to give up. You make people's dreams come true by encouraging them. :heart:
Also I have one suggestion: I think that you should make a book with your 365 project when it's finished. You know, 365 pages, with the picture of the day and those little texts you write every day. I would LOVE to buy it, and I'm pretty sure many others would too. Just saying :p
(Sorry for long message again, I babble all the time >_> )
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Beautiful, if you want a carrer in writing you can have that too :) Kitty I love following you on DA, Facebook, twitter and your blogs. Your photos bring me so much happiness and your life seems so lovely. You give my relationship hope because we are both so young and have found the men we love already. Your photos give me so much joy!
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smashingfruit Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
<3
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ChaoticCamera Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student Photographer
Kitty, I must say, that was just what I needed. I've been working my butt off for the past week to get my own photography studio opened and all I could think about today was if it was worth it or not. So, thank you. =] I'll keep chasing my dreams if you do, dear.
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Sensenfrau Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
really nice journal entry!!!
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Emily-Charlie Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very inspirational, I'm glad you've got your dream because you truly deserve it :hug: .
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Kayru-Kitsune Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful... as is your work and all the things you do here. Thank YOU. <3
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MirunaDimitriu Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i never took photography as a career,you know..i just feel so good and so happy when i am with my camera and when my friends call me a "photographer" :aww: it make me feel like i am going to see my dreams came trueeee :heart:
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TheyCallMeWeirdo Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:love:
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Ikas90 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely words, Kitty. Well said. It really pays to stay as positive as you can in life. It's what helped get me where I am too.
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RachelKeijzer Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student Photographer
Kitty, Your photographs are amazing!. So is this journal. It kinda made me happy :D :heart:
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AnglaiseRox Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student Photographer
This is lovely :meow:
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