Some days it can be hard to remember who you are and the things that you love because the world wants to make you one of many, rather than letting you be the only you. As someone who is very visual I like to write lists and stick them to my pin board. Having something you can look at everyday can give you confidence that you are being the best version of you that you could possibly be. So today I wanted to share with you 10 of the things that I love that make me the person I am.
So turns out I totally forgot to do a round up of May so I thought I would just mash it together with June’s “in retrospect”. Plus, now that I am working full-time I don’t have as much free time to have a hugely eventful life, which means June wasn’t hugely eventful. Yes this means you are in for a bit of a long post, BUT DON’T STOP READING YET! You’ll be grateful to know that it is only so long because I got a bit photo happy! Let’s get to it then, shall we?
As you will have read already, May saw me make a quick trip up to Auckland, at the Vector Arena, to go watch The Script with my friend Diana. I had such an awesome time even just spending time up in Auckland with Diana. I’ve never been a super huge fan of the Script (Ed is my number one guy) but after that concert, wow. Let’s just say I am now a converted fan of the Script and I no longer have awkwardly ask Diana which one is which, and what are their names?!? (Seriously, I had to do that on the night. I was referring to them as “the drummer guy”, “guy that plays the guitar” and “that singer guy with the long dress looking top on”. Yes I have since learned their names are Danny, Mark and Glen.) Their music has a lot of emotional profoundness and definitely speaks about important things to our generation. Anyway Danny was a huge crowd pleaser and knew how to get everyone excited for the concert. Plus Colton Avery, their opening act, wasn’t too shabby himself!
Everyone has something or some things that they are passionate about. For me my biggest passions are my faith, Singing, Writing, and Makeup. These are rather obvious passions which I have always been quite conscious about. One passion that I haven’t mentioned, however, is Photography. It wasn’t until last year when I went on the Girls Weekend to Hanmer that I realised how much of a passion photography was for me. It was on that weekend that I took one of my favourite shots (above) that showed me that I was actually good a scenic and nature photography and how much it inspires me.
Until the last couple of years I have never been the sort of person to jump at the opportunity to get my photo taken. I think it had a lot to do with self-image and body confidence (which was pretty much non-existent during my teenage years). I don’t think it was the actually photo taking that always made me uncomfortable, but more the resulting photographs. There were occasions though, where I was uncomfortable about having my portrait taken when I was in settings when I was unfamiliar with the photographer or setting.