The Heart of the Matter

I am here to tell you that there will be days you won't be able to get up or want to do things. You will want to stay in a space of conformity. A negative place that you live in inside your mind and in your life. This will definitely impact your work, and your value you have to share with this world. I am here to tell you that everyone has those days. Everyone goes through that, it's how you chose to deal with it that makes you the person you are and come out the other side as.

I would never be able to do what I love without the people or ideas that glue my everything together. FAMILY, photography, music, art, friends, sight-seeing, learning, and planning are what keep my mind organized during times of frustration when it comes to my work. Every now and again I get in a rut -- a photographer's writer block if you will. For me when this happens, one of my main sources of inspiration is my heart: my family. They pushed me to become the woman I am today. For that, I can say that I am educated, fulfilled and happy. 

Another thing near to my heart is always remembering where I was raised. I am most grateful for are my roots -- my northern, small town roots to be exact. "Y'all" was never apart of my vocabulary; however, living in Music City for the past three years has changed that for me. There are people you meet along the way that change you, in the best way! I have grown so much both as a person and as a professional since residing in this sweet state. I may never get used to not having a beach in my state or how different the accents may be -- but I sure do love it! I love knowing that no matter how much I grow, no matter how much changes within myself and my life, those little things never will. When I meet people from New Jersey or New York here in Nashville, my heart swells a little. It is probably the most comforting and reassuring feeling I get from living in this big, very intimidating city called Nashville. It's a small world after all.

If you know me, you know I LOVE green juice + traveling. Take a peak inside my personal Instagram:

I can't wait to plan the next trip, and to see the next new things. Since living in Nashville, I have found out that I am quite the adventure junkie. Never did I really delve into that piece of me until living in Tennessee. It's the most fun thing for me to take my camera out and just roam around all day and take pictures of what I see in that moment. Who wouldn't love doing that? Come on?!

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
— Mahatma Gandhi

Thank you so much for visiting + staying connected with me... Next week I will be sharing with you a sneak peek of a collaboration project I'll be hosting in Chicago, IL with my  brilliant other 1/2, Samantha Mostaccio. Peace + Love! Xx