Doing anything for the first time is harrowing enough. Doing something that others will see, evaluate or judge is downright terrifying.
Look at the firsts in your life. Some will be remembered by you. Some are remembered only by the people in your life at that time. Your first breath was momentous. I don’t know many people who actual remember theirs. That first step. Frightening for the grown ups around you, but just an adventure for you. The first day of school. The first boy/girl party. The first kiss. The world of firsts that we’ve all lived through.
Now it comes to a first for me. My first real blog post. I’m hoping that my first step into this arena is met with understanding and an open mind. I’ll try to keep this as apolitical as I can. If something really grinds my gears I may speak to you about it. I’m hoping that my readers will feel the same way in their comments. My goal is to make this as enjoyable as possible.
At times I’ll only use images to express my thoughts. Sometimes I’ll use words to explain images that I’ve seen. It will be a mixed bag and something I hope you’ll forward to coming back to.
I’ll leave you with one of the first images I took with my new camera. It’s raw, unfiltered and honest. Just the way I hope this blog will be.