July 29th, 2015

Week 8, I think??

For the past 2 weeks I broke my promise to myself that I was going to blog every week, but in all due fairness, this week is the first time since then I’ve actually taken my days off, off. 

I broke it down to my 10 favorite frames from daily assignments over from weeks 6-8.  I’ve been working on 2 projects really heavily over the past few weeks; 3, if you count the town’s project, so I’ve been shooting less dailies since my last post. 

I guess this means I’m almost two months in. I can’t believe it, I don’t know where the time has gone. I’m really sad to be leaving at the end of August. I don’t want to leave. I’ve fallen in love with Harrisburg, and PennLive. 

I’m going to write a real reflection when I finish and say my final sad goodbyes, but I’ll just say for now that these past two months have really been incredible for growth and learning.

Like I’ve said a million times before; I’m only 21, so there’s a good chance everything I say is irrelevant and wrong. I’m a dumb kid who’s somehow managed to make it to this point by awkwardly stumbling around, taking insane risks that make my mother cringe, and exhausting people to a point where they give in and take a chance on me. I don’t have it all figured out, and I know I won’t for a really long time, if ever, but each day I spend here, I’m becoming more and more aware of how important and meaningful the work we do is, and more self-aware on the real reasons I want to spend the rest of my life doing this, and wake up every morning with a fire in my heart, ready to keep fighting the good fight.