Looking back at the blog posts that I wrote in the past, a common theme arises. It is the feeling of anticipation. Anticipation for the future and all the good that would one day happen. I was an unemployed college graduate in the middle of the next adventure. I tried to prepare for what would come, but when it came I didn't use what I prepared for. In fact, I didn't know what to prepare for.
This past year has been great, I'm am currently employed at two places and have gained so much experience and knowledge from them both. I have met many new people and am grateful to call them friends. I gained so much experience for what I know will help me in the future. Before, I tried to prepare to be this photographer which I had studied for the past four years in college and two years in high school. I thought that was what was next for me. But what I learned was that I needed to grow in myself before I grew as a photographer. I have never been more confident or focused on who I want to be as a photographer now. And I know that without my experiences, I wouldn't have come to be who I am today. This is what I have come to love about life, the unexpected good experiences.
Before my next season, which I have no idea when or what it will be, I have decided to prepare. I want to be the best version of myself and I will not wait for that opportunity, but I will make my own opportunities. I created a five year plan which makes me really excited to talk about. Of course, it is not set in stone because I am fully aware of the unexpectedness of life. But for once, I feel like I have something to work for and that I have goals to accomplish. This is my season of preparation and I am happy to continue on living for each day.