Hey everyone! I hope you're all having a great holiday season so far!
There has been quite a few changes in my life since my last journal entry. Don't worry though! None of them are bad, they're positive things.
When my lease ended back in August for my apartment in Tampa, I made the transition living back home in South Florida. This gave me the time to really wind down from college life and start my transition into "adulting". At the same time I realized finding a job straight out of college can be a long process, and quite frustrating one too. It's even more complicated when your interests and experiences fit a very specific niche that most places don't quite offer yet. But when you're a person like me whose passions are social media, photography, djing, and music, it's no surprise that there aren't many roles that collectively use all of these interests. Sometimes thinking about it makes me wonder if I should've of narrowed down my interests.
Nah... If I like it then I'm going to keep doing it.
I've always been a firm believer that if you ever develop the slightest interest in something then you should let your curiosity check it out. The worst that can happen is you end up not liking it and move on to other things. It's always better to have tried, then to not have. Except drugs, you should probably not try that at all.
Getting back on topic, after living two and half months back at home, I found a role as a full-time marketing intern back in Tampa. It's even paid too! You would be surprised how hard it is to find a paid internship these days. Funny thing is that I'm making almost the same amount compared to some of my friends who're in actual full-time jobs. This week marks my 5th week in the internship.
Now lets talk photography.
One day during my internship, I suddenly developed a curiosity of taking pictures with fairy lights. If you're active on Instagram then there's a big chance you know what I'm talking about. They're pretty similar to christmas lights but use smaller led lights on thin metal wires. The whole appeal of it is from the very pleasing balls of bokeh you get by using high speed glass. Myself being so eager to try it out, I went to Target after work to purchase a 10 foot a fairy light(s). It was the best 8 dollars I've ever spent and with a help of some friends, I got some pretty cool shots. I'll let the pictures do the talking.
Pretty neat, right?
Like I mentioned before, it's always good to act on your curiosity to try new things. I understand a lot of photographers over time develop their own styles but switching it up from your usual norm can be fun too. I'm actually considering buying a longer fairy light that's over 20 feet. Just imagine what kind of shots you can get with that.
Looking at the wider scope of things, I can say that my life is going pretty good at the moment. It might not be where I want it to be but the progress is definitely there. My next step would be to hopefully find a real full-time job. That would a great start to my new year.