This blog post is a little overdue, but nonetheless I wanted to recap my past year because it was quite the journey. Where I am right now in my life is a very different space than where I was exactly a year ago.
Last January I was in my final year at Ryerson University, I was serving at a restaurant a few nights a week, not interning... (which I probably should have been doing), and praying I was going to pass my typography class.
I wouldn't say I had no direction, but I was very concerned and stressed about what I would do upon graduation. I like to have a plan and be in control, especially in regards to my career. So I intended to start my own business and be an entrepreneur. Partly because I wanted to, but also because I had heard all the struggles of graduates not finding work right out of school.
Fast forward a year later and my life is much different than I imagined it would be.
Some of my 2015 highlights include graduating from university, attending an Emily Soto workshop, completing my capstone project, accepting a job offer, moving to Montreal, working with blogger It's a Sparkly Life and photographing models from New Wave Model Management. The only thing I would have liked to add to the list would have been to travel. (I guess I will save that for 2016!)
Basically what I wanted to get across with this post is that I think everyone feels pressure to "succeed" right out of school or at a young age. Right now I am trying to focus on my journey and not compare it to others around me (social media makes that difficult at times). I also need to not worry about the future so much and trust everything will work out.
After all my small steps I can look back and see the growth I have experienced in 2015 which has helped me to reevaluate my goals for this year. One of my goals includes photographing more of the models at New Wave Model Management and experimenting more with studio lighting (like the photo above). Check back soon because I have been busy photographing new work this month and I am excited to share it!