Sometimes during my sleep, I wake up in the early hours of the morning (4 or 5am) and just think about life. I often come up with so many ideas at this time too. The other morning, I had a huge discussion with myself in my head, about my photography. Particularly my Instagram themed photography.
Not long ago, I wrote a post about not caring about gaining likes and followers anymore, I came to the conclusion that I was getting too absorbed in the constant emotional craving for a digital like, and that it was feeding my self-esteem issues– as well as many people I know.
In the last few days, I’ve felt a massive calling to venture into another world. Find a new path to walk on. Feel, see and do more. So I’m listening to my intuition. I feel like there’s so many parts of myself I need to find and embrace. It’s like something inside my soul has lit up from the dark ready to awaken and illuminate.
You may have noticed the photos on my Instagram feed look different now. That is part of my awakening. Embracing more of ‘me’. I’m feeling a huge energy right now with a rebirth that I need to embrace and share.
As much as I loved taking photographs, and getting creative with my pretty and pink props, I realized I have outgrown the desire to post ‘staged’ and ‘themed’ photos to Instagram. I want to show you the real and raw things in my life, that matter to me and give you a glimpse into my world (portraits, places, nature, everyday life, etc).
As our minds, thoughts, and passions evolve, we must eventually evolve as well, to maintain true to ourselves and keep following our purpose.
As much as I love expressing myself in a positive way, I am also passionate about things that aren’t necessarily positive but real and noteworthy. After all, this is my platform to share. So I am going to share more with you. Things I have been holding back from sharing with you. As always, I will still help with advice and my two sense about things. So my photos will be a reflection of that.
I am so excited for what’s to come and all of the things I can actually post now! It’s going to be sad saying goodbye to my photo shoot rituals, but it honestly feels like I added a little bit of freedom to my life.
If you are reading this and you have an Instagram theme with staged photography, please note that I am not saying there is anything wrong with it. It is actually really creative and lets people express their character and purpose, but it just isn’t for me anymore.
Life can be a series of exploring and finding what makes us happy. What once made us sing and jump, can change anytime, so let’s just go with it and keep exploring and being open-minded.