When I first started my site, I didn't even want to have a blog section. I thought it was stupid and people wouldn't care about what I had to say. I was also afraid of being judged or knowing that other people may think of me a certain way or make fun of me for writing. Screw those people. I am happy that I was able to overcome those things and become as personal as I am on here because I think it helps show people the true me.
At the least, I hope what I do encourages others to do what they feel is right. Today, we live in a world where our lives look nothing but glamorous behind the walls of social media. People don't see how others feel, the struggles they go through to get where they are, all they see is the success a person has online. Behind those walls, you will meet real people, people with feelings, thoughts and emotions. You will meet people who are driven to do what they do, people that have gone through their own pain and suffering that want to encourage others to do well. I have started to realize that few people are actually this way because it isn't easy to keep up with or we just don't want to do it. Some of us are busy hiding our thoughts and emotions behind this wall out of fear, but is it really worth it to live in a generation where social media is who you are? Looking back, I know that I was there at one point but I look to get passed it all and be who I really am. Even to all the people who know me, I look to be as honest and helpful as I can because that I know, goes a long way.
Through all of the writing I have done on my personal blog and for Fstoppers, not only have I gotten better at writing/expressing my thoughts and ideas, but just recently I was contacted by a company I have been trying to get in touch with for so long. After reaching out several times and never hearing back from anyone, I woke up one morning to an email from someone on DJI's Marketing team. I am honored to now be a Content Partner with DJI, my favorite company by far because of the work I do with their products. It took a long time for me to get to this point but I am so happy to be able to work with such an amazing company. This is only something that is going to drive me to push my work further and further.
This past year has been one hell of a ride for me and I am happy to be where I am today. I have been working as hard as I can to do some of the things I have done and have to thank all of the people who have been there to support me. When I graduated college, I wasn't sure where I was headed or what I wanted to do with my life but now that has cleared up a little bit as I find myself doing work that I really enjoy. From here, I want to get better with my aerial work and pave a road for the future where I can travel and work with clients who have a similar artistic vision to me. I know patience is key and that I have a while to go before I get exactly where I want to be. With time, practice, more work and expirience, I hope to get there when I can. Here is some work I have done in the past week or so, just trying new things/learning more about my equipment.