I have decided to be bold, and to write a small blog post about something I usually wouldn't. I am going to be vulnerable. HA. Which I honestly hate doing most of the time. So here goes...
Something has been bothering me lately. So whether you want to think of this blog post as a little vent session or just me sharing some thoughts, I hope no one gets too offended... Cause people always gotta be offended by SOMETHING these days.
I'll cut right to the chase; I just think it's funny, (which means I really actually don't think it's funny at all, it irritates me) how people support you and enoucrage you to keep chasing after your dreams, and wish you the best and hope that there is success for you... but the moment you stray from the "norm" of what you have been doing, its like everyone all of a sudden isn't so sure about it... they're uneasy about "your change."
Recently, I have strayed from I guess what you could say is the norm for my social media or blog. I've started to venture into new territories, new styles, and new looks. I have enjoyed this change.
I feel like I've done a lot of the same ol' same ol' "pretty girl pictures." Smiling, fake laughing... I don't know. It just started getting old to me. As an "artsy" person I guess you could say, I have so many crazy and wild fantasies and visions that I want to bring to life. But I've always been scared to because I am afraid that my idea of creativity and beauty and art will be judged, will be thought of as strange, inappropriate, or just plain weird.
But, as I have tested these waters a bit (no pun intended in reference to the pictures... haha) I have really enjoyed trying new things. I am in the process of discovering my own style by trying new and different things. Some of my peers have loved the new stuff, its edgy, its different. And I honestly have seen growth from it. But I also have gotten some backlash... some people who aren't so keen on these "new things."
Here is what I have to say to that... I am not going to be scared anymore. I am going to do what I want and what I feel, and I really hope that I will find some fulfillment in it just as I hope everyone finds fulfillment in pursing something they are passionate about.
So please, don't let anyone dampen your artistic views. Just do what you love. We all have different ideas and perspectives of what beauty is and how we express ourselves through art. So rather than be thrown off by someone else's "strange" view of beauty, try and see the beauty in it too.
Photographer: Nick Ostlund