I hate it when people talk big, but have no followthrough. I am an INTJ (Meyers-Briggs personality type), and one characteristic of people like me is that we don't like to tell others about our life plans, goals, projects, etc.. I prefer to show people what I have done, rather than tell people what I want to do. This is often out of a desire to avoid embarrassment (in case my dreams don't come true) and because I am largely uncomfortable when I am the center of attention.
This year, a goal I set for myself (not a 2016 resolution, because the word resolution is basically a guarantee that I will abandon it 2 weeks in) was to take more photos, especially in the summer. I told myself that since I enjoy photography so much, since I cherish the experience of documenting; that it would bring me joy and creative satisfaction to bring my camera along wherever I go: on camping trips, weekends at the family cabin, walks with friends, any and all outings. Bring my camera everywhere, everywhere, everywhere. "Just do this, Cleo, you'll have so. much. fun."
And I did. I had so much fun this summer. I actually know for a fact that this summer, I went through some of the absolute happiest times of my life. I also went through the most heartbreaking time of my life, but I'm choosing to not let myself be a pessimist right now. Overall, this summer was full of personal growth and love. It flew by in a flurry of sunshine, work, gin and tonics, and growing veggies on Jake and I's balcony. I even got a gym membership, sprained my ankle, and learned to make poached eggs; all firsts for me.
Being busy this summer really took a hit on my blogging- so this is my official declaration that I will be loading many sessions: trips, collaborations, and random photos of my beautiful friends and family onto this blog. Hopefully it will stick and I will become more diligent through the fall and winter.
I hope life and love have been good to everyone, cheers,