Life Without A Box

Hi,

I wasn't quite sure how to begin writing a blog or start up my own website. It can be very scary to step out of your comfort zone and throw yourself out there for the whole world to see. To me, it sort of feels like I am posting my private journal online. Starting a blog and consistently posting media content has been something I have needed to do for quite some time now. I think I have been tiptoeing around the idea of having a blog because I was worried that I wouldn't be successful and that no one would read it. BUT you have to start somewhere. 

For those of you who know me well, you know that I am a mess 99% of the time. I have too many ideas, too many activities, and too many thoughts going through my head at all times. I spend more than half of my life in a hectic state, trying to devote my time to a million things at once. Until recently, I always viewed this as a character flaw.

What was my thing? What am I going to do? Why would someone hire me? What sets me apart?

I have asked myself these questions a million times over the past 6 months. It wasn't until recently that I got the insight, hard shove, and direction that I needed. In the past few months, I have had the opportunity to work with and get to know so many amazing and creative people. It was through these new experiences that I realized something about myself.

I realized that I have been trying so hard to confine myself to a small box that I can fit my whole self into: my thoughts, my photography, my painting, my art, my love for music, my love for cooking... the list goes on and on. The truth is, I will never be able to fit into just one box, and I shouldn't want to either. I am passionate about everything. I am excited about everything. I want to be everything and try everything. I think this is one of my most valuable characteristics and I have decided to use it in order to propel me forward. 

I am starting this blog because I want to push myself to do the things that scare me. I want to push myself to create and to share my content with others. I'm eager to learn, no matter what the topic, and I will try anything once. I think it's time that I embrace the chaos and post about things that interest me, excite me, and inspire me.

This blog is what life looks like through my eyes, through a wide array of different mediums. This is what my life looks like without a box. 

 

Audrey DawsonComment