So, it has almost been a whole month since my last blog post. I am a little disappointed that I did not post anything in July, but the only thing that I can do is move forward! I graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in May, and I needed to force myself to take a step back in order to decompress, reflect on my goals and aspirations, and just take a mental vacation. For me, college was a crazy rollercoaster for my mental health, and my brain has been begging me to slow down, relax, and take a hiatus.
I have made self-care a priority for a few years now, and it has easily become one of my favorite things to do! I practice treating myself and my brain by doing yoga, exercising, applying a face mask, writing in my journal, spending time outside, etcetera. Honestly, my self care routine is not consistent at all; I am constantly trying new ways to pamper myself both physically and mentally. I am learning that practicing self care is lifestyle, and it definitely does not have to be anything significant or take a long time at all.
This month, I hope to practice self-care by focusing more on my photography skills by learning new tips and tricks. I enrolled in the AJ Shooting and Editing Course by Amy and Jordan Demos. It is a course created by a husband and wife power couple of the photography world (check out their portfolio- it is breathtaking). Once the skills are applied to the shooting process, the course teaches an increase in proficiency in order to decrease time in front of the computer. I am excited to dive into this course and hone my photography skills! I truly hope I will be able to photography in at least part of my career, but if not, it be an ever growing love as a hobby.