That Was Then & This Is Now

As I get so close to the end of my 366 Project, I couldn’t help but look back and revisit places and types of shots I had done almost a year ago.

The first image was from around day 15 or so, and the other shot, the painterly one, was from tonight after work.

I can see how far I have grown and look forward to see how much I evolve in the future!

Happy Birthday Ninja Chop

You know, some people give others bootie slaps on their birthday, but me, I like to give the old ninja chop to the vital organs as a way to say, “Hey, Happy Birthday, Buddy!”

Seemed so fitting for Nick Gatens birthday too, since I think our little friendship grew from talks of video games and general nerdy shenanigans!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (I busted out my imported ninja for you!)

#ForNickation (Pretty sure I sat in dog pee too – Off to get a shower!)


Shattering The Glass

52-Week Self Portrait Project | 52/17

Last week, I explored my strength of from the heart, body, and mind.  It was about the strength of everything that encompasses me.

For Week 17, I decided to apply what that strength has done for me.  It has allowed me to overcome challenges in my personal and professional life.  This week, it finally paid off at work when I wow’ed our board of investors with some of my ideas I had been shut down on for as many as 6 years, but I never gave up on my own creativity or innovative thinking.

That awesome bubble could not be crushed and still cannot be after that.

In honor of my awesomesauce week, I decided to show a softer side and a happier side to me!

This week, I explore #beinginanawesomebubble and #shatteringtheglass.

Below A Glass Ceiling

“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” – Diane Ackerman

This is why I have started taking those steps to no longer look up at the glass ceiling that they have placed above me, but to look up to what my next goal will be.

I will no longer be, “little lady” or “too young to know how the grown-ups run things”.  Being under-challenged is like living a slow death.

I will make myself into who I am proud to be and I will do it on my terms, and I will not let ignorance forecast my abilities to better myself and go beyond who I am today!