Like a dripping tap!
Updated: Aug 11, 2019
I have been known as a photographer for a lot of years. It is my work, my life and a way of being. I am very much me when I am behind the camera and I love it. Underneath all that though is a love of words. A few years ago someone in a coaching capacity walked into my little office and they commented that there weren't any pictures. They thought that was a bit strange seeing as photography was my life. I had never really thought about it. Instead on the wall were words. Words to inspire me, remind me and keep me on track.
Over the last few years I have done a lot of digging and peeling back the layers of who I am. I wanted to learn how my mind worked and explore what made me feel the most me. Throughout that process I have written within the safety of closed groups and it has been amazing to share my stories. It has been a way of looking at my experiences in a lighthearted way, putting it down on paper and moving on through it. The need to write has been there in the background like a dripping tap.
To start with I was aware of it, drip drip drip, but could just tune it out. I would think, no I am not a writer I am a photographer. The more I wrote, the more people said why aren't you writing a book. The drip of the tap got louder. Again though, I didn't want to fall into the trap of doing what I thought I should do based on others opinions. After all, the process for me was all about finding what was right for me. With that dripping tap now so loud that I need to take action, I decided it was time to step out of my comfort zone and share some of my experiences.
I write for me, it makes me happy. It's one of the things that makes me feel like me. They are my thoughts and experiences and if you enjoy them then fab, that makes me happy too.