Over the last few weeks, I have been humbled and incredibly inspired by a workshop that I have been involved with called Find Your Voice. The mission for this workshop is to find and develop your storytelling voice, how ever you choose to tell your story. The description of what was to come in the workshop really spoke to me and I am so glad I listened.
Storytelling has always been cathartic for me, whether it was sharing my day in a letter to a friend far away, or laying my feelings out in a journal to try and make sense of them. More recently, photography has completely stolen my heart in how it allows you to capture a moment and allow you to relive it long after the moment has passed. There is a sense of voyeurism when you look at old photos, like you are peering into someone else’s moments and reliving them through the image that you see. I am slowly but surely learning how to capture those every-day moments in my own life, whether it is new life growing in my garden, a quiet moment spent on the couch reading a book after everyone has gone to bed, or an early morning spent picking wildflowers with my baby boy.
I am also learning that it is my absolute passion in life to help and encourage others tell their stories. I don’t think that it is any accident that I chose to be a web designer. It is my dream to create comfortable and beautiful spaces for people to call their own on the web and that those spaces will call them to share the stories that make them special. Blog design is something that I have come to enjoy more than I can even say. I love taking dreams and ideas from someone, turning it into reality, then watching them grow into that space. It makes me so excited to learn and grow more in this.
Mostly, what I am learning to accept and enjoy through this is that my story, just as it is at this very moment is worth telling. I can be many things all at once, but not have to be perfect at all (or even any) of them to make my story valid and interesting. In fact, the journey of me to come might be the most interesting story of them all.