"Do not be afraid of growing slowly,
In two short years I've photographed 5 college seniors, had work in 4 different exhibitions, held 3 internships, captured 2 weddings, and earned 1 degree. Looking at that count down I see just successful my life is. I then can remember all the times I called my parents in tears because nothing could seem to go right. I remember all the nights of burning the midnight oil before a deadline or a critique. I remember all the missed opportunities before those things I checked off a bucket list.
Two years ago I started a itty bitty blog in order to get credit for my first internship at the University of Mississippi Museum. (How amazing is my university!?) I grew dreaming of being an author/ journalist/writer so I was ecstatic to be able to incorporate my art world into first love. This was beginning of My Work In Words, a literal break down of the creative process for a creative being. As a millennial, I can honestly say I never was a big blog follower/reader. *everyone in the room gasps* This was a great explainer for I really had no clue what to write and had no means to use it as marketing tool for any professional endeavors I had. I simply just wrote. I wrote about my thoughts, fears, successes, and failures. As candidly as possible, holding my dirty laundry out for the world.
My Work In Words is still my diary. Yet in the last year I've also learned how blogging is a tool, not grow emotionally but educate your viewers on how you're expanding professionally. I realized how blogging is a time capsule for those little professional happy dance moments and a memoir of how terrifying life really is in the creative world with an entrepreneur heart and soul. Seeing being intentional and consistent with your content can hold not only a personal record of your growth but a how to book for those just beginning. I'm excited to see My Work In Words grow, whether its two more years from now or twenty two years from now.