Where To Start?

4:30 PM

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"Where to start?" has been a question in my mind ever since becoming a fashion photographer was even a possibility. I have always struggled with perfection and wanting everything to be perfect before it goes online, or before I show it to a friend or client.

I think that most creatives struggle with this.

Lately I have been in a rut and trying to figure the best way and right way to start a blog. I want it to be pretty, I want it to be user friendly, I want it to be browser friendly, I want it to convey my style, I want it to showcase my work without being like my website, I want it to be sophisticated,... I want, I want.. I want it to be perfect.

Where do I start exploring and creating when I keep building boundaries for yourself? Sometimes, I think that Nike hit the nail on the head: "just DO it".

Just do it.

So one day I said to myself, "I'll try the best I can to 'do'." Of course, it's not that easy, especially when you have tiny art critics in your head screaming that your work stinks and that you should just quit all together. Sometimes criticism can be very useful, some times it can ruin your creative push and send you in a creative rut.
I think that creatives go through a cycle all their lives between being successfully creative and inspired, to being stuck in a rut.

I've been through that cycle and right now I've come to the point where it's time to forget all my perfectionist instincts and just do it.

So here I am, finally creating this blog for those of you out there who want to read more about certain events happening in my life that I might not want to put on my website, about culture, about photography, and even maybe about simple things like coffee.

I do realize that this culture is already so noisy, but my hope is that you will find it a fun and care-free place to read a little about everything and anything. I want this blog to be like the careless roadtrip you took with friends with the music blasting: one of the best feelings in the world.

So here I am, starting a blog. Let's roll down those windows.

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  1. Haley!!!!!! You rock! I love this! I love how open you are with yourself! You're leaping without fear and girl you are soaring! You're amazing and I can't wait to say when you're famous that we were barista buddies! Way to go girl! Can't wait to read more!

    --Ash :)

    1. Aww thanks girl! <3 I appreciate you so much! You're the coolest teacher out there and I love ya! See you soon! ;)

  2. Getting stuck in a rut in human and so necessary to grow and develop! You're doing it right and your blog is beautiful!

    1. Yes it is! Sometimes I wish I could create, create, create, and never get stuck!
      Thank you so much Anon! Have a lovely day xoxo


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