Blogging? I’ve done it before–not a great job obviously seeing as I’ve had to remind you–but a couple posts here and there. The new year has a way of inspiring people to do things that they never would have though possible; to go outside the box you’ve created for yourself and see what else the world has to offer.
Blogging was my 2014 resolution to stop being afraid–afraid of what people thought of me; afraid of failing; afraid of the world outside this box I had created for myself. Starting January 1, 2014, I took my new year’s resolution and wrote my first blog post–1 of 3 to be exact. The word resolution tends to put a certain type of pressure on to a person–the kind of pressure that turns what once seemed like a fun new hobby into a chore–something that HAS to be done. This inevitably led to the end of my blogging career…which I’m sure all 13 of my followers noticed…
2014 wasn’t the year I thought it would be for a multitude of reasons, but the main reason was because I decided that this year I would be a “new me.” I went in with unreasonable expectations in all aspects of my life. I had superficial goals within my training and goals that made me become someone entirely different–someone I couldn’t even recognize within my social life. This mindset of a “new me” led to many really high points throughout the year, but when it came crashing down–it would crash hard, leaving me at rock bottom every single time. I was too focused on the future, never really allowing myself to enjoy the present day; I was constantly worried about what people thought about me–seeking affirmation within others–whether it be guys, friends, or even my family.
It was until the last week of December 2014 that I realized I needed a change–for real this time. I decided that 2015 would be “The Year of Me.” 2015 will involve mean learning to love myself, becoming the BEST me I can become–in all aspects of my life. I will push myself outside the box I have created and enjoy everything the world has to offer. However, this year will not be just about me–I will become the best daughter, friend, niece, granddaughter, and cousin I could be. At times I will be uncomfortable, but that’s the point–becoming comfortable with being uncomfortable.
I promise that I had a point to this post besides rattling on about myself–photography, that was my point. 2015 also came with many realizations, including the realization that my life lacked balance. For me it has always been about my all or nothing into one area of my life…Photography allows me a creative release and allows me to express myself through photos–it also helps with that whole life balance thing.. I don’t know where this will lead me, but for now I’m going to work on becoming better at photography–one of my 2015
It’s almost over, I promise…
This blog will be the new home to all of my photos– and a lot of rambling posts– but for now it’ll probably be a lot of sunset pictures, but I promise it’ll get better with time. (Although I do love me a good sunset…)
2015 will be the year of Chelsey Marie–no longer conforming to whatever box I think I have to be inside. I promise to live up to my name: Chelsey Marie– Rebellion of the Sea…
I will forge my own path,