1. Current mood: Full house and fruit

    That’s exactly what I’m doing. Taking a well needed weekend to myself. Since we got back from school, life has felt very none stop. We went from traveling to Aspen for the X-Games to staying in Miami Beach, Florida for the most eventful, beach sand in messy hair, photo filled spring break I could have ever asked for, to being greeted by desert and palm trees in Indio, California for some good music, good food, good friends, and good times at Coachella Music Festival. 

    You can say I’m exhausted and broke so a weekend at home might be the answer to my head aches and exhaustion. 

    Coachella was beautiful. It always is and I hope it continues to stay this way. There was a lot more hype around this year. I don’t know if it was the lineup or the amount of celebrity marketing I saw floating around the weeks before Coachella but it seemed social media played a huge role in this year, at least to me. It was crazy packed in some areas and calm and breezy in others. I was a little discouraged after I was turned away with my film camera but I’m not a quitter and I did not just spend 35 dollars on film to just not get any photos captured on my favorite outlet. 

    One thing I am learning on my journey with photography, as well as music, is there is always room for improvement. Sometimes I feel I’ve made a lot of progress and other times it feels like I took a huge jump back. Art is movement and motion and constantly changing. You create and re-create and create more. And you need to be 100% open to ideas and putting yourself out there.

    One of my coachella realizations: stop letting the fear of judgement discourage you from doing you. 

    You want to create art, create art. Take the photo, be silly, sing in front of that crowd. Just do you. 

    So I’m going to write more and explore more and to remind myself to always have a camera locked and loaded to capture the moments I see in my head that I want permanently on 35mm. 

     

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