I can't quit you.

Hello, Internet! Hello, November! Guess who's back!

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I don't think it's a surprise to anyone that the Internet overwhelms me. Hear me, please -- I am a fan of the Internet, but sometimes I just have this need to unplug, deactivate, hide, unfollow, silence, delete, etc... I go with it because I’ve learned to give myself some breathing room, some white space. It's a whole process. Let's all calm down.

I've been thinking a lot about photos lately -- as I do. Thinking might be too kind of a word. Overthinking. Overanalyzing.

I don't need to have a website for my work anymore. I still consider myself a photographer. But my sessions are mostly for friends and family. And my personal work is currently 98% done with my phone camera. But at the end of the day, photos are what light my fire. They excite me. I love taking them, looking at them, talking about them. They are very much a part of who I am.

And the thought of not having a home for the photos I do take makes me a little sad.

I am very minimal-ish (in my style, my home, my commitments, etc...), and I told myself a website wasn't necessary. But the whole point of minimalism is to make room for what matters most in your life. As much as I try to convince myself otherwise, photos matter to me. They always have, and I believe they always will.

I am very excited to start blogging again. I am admittedly more private about my personal life than I was when I began blogging over a decade ago, but I trust we'll figure that out. I have no plans for this space other than to be a home for my words and photos. And to make my mom happy.

Here's to silly hobbies you can't outgrow. Here's to words and photos. And here's to my mom, who will probably be my only reader.