Last week I turned 23. It's funny to look back and wonder where the time has gone. Five years ago, I was getting ready to go into my first year of college with the idea that I may want to major in psychology... The years flew by, I dropped that, studied photography and design and boom. Today, I have my own business doing something I absolutely love and five years ago, that was not a single thought in my mind. Sitting here now and thinking five years into the future is a thought with endless possibilities. I know that if I believe in myself, anything is possible and all I need to do is push for what I want in life.
Looking back, I realize I didn't really know what I wanted to do, I was too young to think about reality. I didn't know what to do with my time or how to use it in a way that could potentially benefit me later on down the road. It took some time to figure out what I wanted and it wasn't easy getting to where I am now. Through this whole process, I have really matured and not only learned to be myself, but learned to rely on myself as well. There are times to goof around and times to be serious, there are times to have fun and times to focus, and there are times to spend with friends and family and times to spend on work. All of this is valuable to me. Learning to manage my time has been difficult but after thinking about how fast the years have gone by, I think that I need to learn to appreciate "time" more.
I can say now that I know what I want and I know what I am looking for, it's just a matter of getting there. This summer alone, I have been out as much as possible shooting with my drone, spending time with people who are important to me, and working my ass off to get more clients and work that I want. None of it has been easy and I don't expect any of it to be, but I look forward to keeping up with what I'm doing because I think there's a lot to come from it all.
Tomorrow I will be heading down to Wildwood for the 4th of July with my friend Tom. I never usually have plans or do anything on the 4th, so it was nice to be invited somewhere with someone to do something. Right now, I have a lot in mind and couldn't be more excited to get down there! I'm hoping to gather a little more content to add to my collections and by the end of this month I am planning on launching my first actual Drone Demo Reel. In the mean time.... Wouldn't write a blog this long without photos. Enjoy!