So listen — I think this is going to be a blog. But I’m not 100% sure it will be a good blog, or even a mediocre blog. And quite honestly I can’t promise you that I will post enough to even call it a blog. It could just end up becoming a space of mindless ramblings with photographic evidence that I exist.
So now that your exceptions are probably really low (let’s hope!), I guess I should tell you a bit about myself. Isn’t that what all ‘bloggers’ do?
I’m a former English major who hasn’t written anything worth reading in the two years since I graduated from UC Santa Barbara. But this is my attempt, however brief, at regaining some semblance of creativity. After a a year and half of selling my soul to corporate monsters, I’ve miraculously landed at an incredible company. While my day job is continually challenging and inspiring, I try to seek art and vibrancy outside of the office. In the last few months, I’ve taken to photographing my adventures and it’s been so rewarding thus far.
Quite honestly, I had the hardest time with moving home. Having spent three years in the sun and a year falling in love with London, I was cynical and disdainful towards the place I grew up in. But through photography, and the dire need to find joy in Sacramento, I began to explore way more. And it’s led me to some wonderful people.
So I guess what I’m trying to say is that this is my love letter.
A letter to city I'm beginning to see in a new light.
A letter to new adventures in familiar places.
A letter to unfamiliar faces.
A letter to growing up.
And it may not always be shiny. Because so often life loses it's luster. But I'm going to try my best to use this space as a creative place to grow.
And I apologize in advance, for I don't have any outstanding talents.
I’m not aggressively fashionable. I can cook, but only if you’re okay with eating the same 5 meals. I can’t play an instrument, and I certainly haven’t the athleticism to be a fitspiration.
So then what can I do? That is exactly what I am here to explore.