when i started this blog, i was sitting in my basement, looking for jobs online. i decided that i’d always wanted to wander around and take photos, and since i had just been laid-off from what i considered to be my dream job… i wanted to be proactive. i’d been looking for a job at that point for almost 3 months. i thought… oh, i’ll be able to do this even when i find a job in a few months.
fast forward 18 months later. i never thought i’d be where i am. i’m still wandering. i’m still stopping people who wear something i admire, or come across stylishly to me (until yesterday, i was still unemployed). i’ve met so many amazing people, and beyond all of that, i’ve discovered a part of myself that i never would have found if i hadn’t lost my job. i’ve done things i’ve been afraid to do. i’ve had many FREE glasses of champagne… and i now carry my camera with me every single day, and rarely does a day go by that i don’t photograph something with it.
i’ve pushed myself, i’ve evolved, and the best part is… i see new directions. i don’t feel stagnant, and i’m inspired EVERY SINGLE DAY. this blog is by no means life changing to any of you, but it has changed my life. literally. i’ve realized just how important it can be to do something you passionately love… it doesn’t have to be one thing. maybe one day i go take photos, another day i attend a show, the next day i sew or draw, and some days i sit on the couch with a blanket and my dog, and read. it’s come to me, to be aware; to not plod, and to by no means compromise.
today i was hired. and although i will now be working every day, i don’t want you to think for a minute that i’ll abandon this project. if anything, i will tenaciously guard and foster this pocket of inspiration. i may have to be more selective about the events i attend (can one girl work full time AND attend 5 events a week?), i may have to give some things a miss altogether. but since i’ll be working downtown (jumping up and down and twirling in circles about THAT) i will wander some of my favourite corners, camera in hand…
this site has always been about capturing this city… in a myriad of ways. thank you seattle for letting me take your photo while i found my way… xoxo- kam