I've been so wrapped up in making my way through this first semester at Azusa Pacific University that I've fallen quite utterly behind in many things, especially photography. It's unfortunate, but I think once I get some sort of idea of when or what to photograph, I will be able to get back into it. Since I've moved locations, no one here really knows of my work, so it's basically like starting over. To top things off, I have no escape-go-to-place to take self portraits in privacy. I've managed about two mini shoots in my apartment, but it really hasn't much to offer.
With break coming up very, very soon though, I would like to manage a photo shoot or two around here, and one in Washington as well. Also, I have a friend I'd really like to photograph and he has great hair so hopefully that'll happen soon! I have another friend who is quite lovely and she wants a shoot as well. I'm hoping to get back into it. I also have a wedding in January that I'm a bit nervous over as it's been ages since I've shot a wedding due to this very eventful and busy year.
This year I have hit highs and lows. The highest was flying for the first time, and overseas on top of that. England was great, I loved it! My other high was being accepted to APU and moving away from home to begin school. My lows, besides some unfortunate moments of feeling fearful, crying, and going through emotions here and there, were nothing compared to the lowest of lows in my life.. I lost my dad (blood clot) unexpectedly on September 15th, but my family was not informed until he was identified (it happened while he was alone without an ID) two days later. On September 17th I received a phone call from my sister explaining my dad had passed away.. I was shocked, confused, and it took a long while before it felt real.
My world has been changed ever since then. I am thankful though for all the friends and family who have encouraged me and helped me through. I have a lot of hope for great things still to come. And although I miss my dad loads and wish he was still commenting about my life on facebook, I know that the memories will last a lifetime and that I have some great people to help me along in my journey.
2013 was crazy! Day ONE I was excited for a bus trip to figure out my life. Day Three-hundred-and-sixty-five...we shall see! My life has changed so much!