Happy first day of spring everyone!
This time last year I was heading to Japan to fulfill one of my biggest dreams. I wanted to explore this beautiful country on my own during the sakura season so that I can photograph and enjoy it at my own pace. It was my first solo adventure and the range of emotions that I had during this trip was pretty incredible. There were moments of extreme loneliness and moments of beautiful quiet reflection. I learned so much about myself. Ultimately, the trip allowed me to celebrate me - who I am as a person and what I like to do without worrying about anyone else. It was an amazing experience. I returned a happier, more appreciative, and inspired person.
For me, a big part of life is about continuing to dream, learn, and grow to be the best version of myself. I stay truest to myself whenever I can be creative and bring my ideas to life. That is why I am so excited to finally launch my website! It has been in the works for a while. I love that I can share my love for photography here. I am also ecstatic that I can blog again! I started a blog a few years ago and really enjoyed it. I am looking forward to having this space to learn, share, and cultivate creativity with everyone.
So with the start of spring where we celebrate new beginnings, I want to leave you with one of my favorite poems:
The Noble Nature by Ben Jonson
It is not growing like a tree
In bulk doth make Man better be;
Or standing long an oak, three hundred year,
To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere:
A lily of a day
Is fairer far in May,
Although it fall and die that night—
It was the plant and flower of light.
In small proportions we just beauties see;
And in short measures life may perfect be.
To the saying, "Never stop growing", I want to add that we should not only grow but bloom and flourish as much as we can in the limited amount of time that we have here. I always strive to make the best out of what I have and be active in creating the life that I want for myself and I hope that you do too. So lets...never stop blooming :)