Hey, gidday mates! Long time no talk. My life has felt pretty hectic over the past few months, and my motivation to blog has dropped as a result. Sometimes when things are so up and down the last thing you feel like is writing about yourself on the internet. I’m sure you can relate. Or maybe you can’t, I dunno. Basically I’ve had a few huge life shifts which I don’t really wanna talk about and then a ton of travel in quick succession — Coachella, New Zealand for my Nana’s funeral, Anguilla to DJ a wedding — and then this past weekend Jenny and I deejayed 21 hours worth of parties in two days. Some would say I’m blessed to be stressed.
Whichever way you look at it, sometimes you’ve just gotta throw yourself into the things that keep you going, and for me recently that’s been therapy, the gym, my twice-weekly singing lessons, and spending as much time with my friend Wladimir as is humanly possible.
Blogging and shooting photos has been extremely low on my agenda, but I’ve tried to make up for the lack of relationship advice on here by answering the questions you guys DM me on Instagram and publishing them on my Instastory.
Taking photos is always in the back of my mind, and I have this guilt if I’m not putting out my best work, so last week I met up with photographer Jeremy Mitchell and fellow blogger Denny Balmaceda to shoot some good stuff.
These photos are the first of many to come — I’ve made a deal with Jeremy that we’re gonna try to meet up twice a week to shoot together. I love his work and really respect his eye as a photographer so I’m excited to see what we can do as a duo. The day we shot these photos had been pretty terrible up to the point when I met up with Denny and Jeremy, but about 20 minutes into hanging out with them, my mood had completely turned around. Nothing puts you back on track like a little bit of creative and constructive application. I don’t know about you guys, but it’s so easy for me to shut down and not want to do anything when things are going badly, but doing nothing just perpetuates that feeling of uselessness (not to mention self-loathing) that can creep in.
So here’s to pushing forward.
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