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i’ve been asking myself lately, why do i blog? what is the purpose? i think a big part of it stems from wanting to feel connected. but blogging can be lonely, and one sided. this is a way for me to include other people, other perspectives and other stories into my blog and my life. i’ve been tossing this idea around in my head for a few months now. part of me has been scared to go forward with it, because it’s asking for participation from you, and there’s entirely a chance no one will. which is ok. but i still wanted to share my ideas with you. the purpose is twofold: first, i’ve been wanting to connect, in a more meaningful way, with other women through this medium of blogging. and secondly, i want to push myself, and you, creatively. for me, i specifically want to practice creative writing and shooting more often. and this provides an intentional way to do it. so, let’s tell our stories, but let’s tell them with passion and intent and maybe in a different way than we otherwise would have. let’s turn 3:04pm last wednesday into a story. let’s write a poem. let’s do a photo series of an everyday space or item or time. let’s just create. do you want to? it doesn’t have to be anything super intensive and long. it can be, but it doesn’t have to be. creativity is manifested in many forms. i just want to hear and see and feel what you are thinking.
perhaps it’s because my body is literally creating right now that i feel inspired to do this. that’s definitely a part of it. but i also think there is just so much to be gained when we join together and feed off of each other. like i said, i’ve been mulling this idea around for months. but not too long ago, matt put on this video that made me say, “yea, i need to do this.” picasso baby. collaboration is powerful. contagious. and then just this week, i stumbled across the 5 minute project. such a great concept. the idea is to document your life for 5 minutes. unscripted. i think some of the best things come out of those unplanned moments. i will definitely be doing my own 5 minute project. this idea has further pushed me to go ahead and try a project of my own, and also reinforced that it doesn’t have to be some extensive, involved endeavor to be worthwhile. i came across the the 5 minute project through summer murdoch’s blog, when she did her own 5 minute project of her daughter. so loving those photos. found her through instagram, can’t say how much i love that little app. lastly, one other area of inspiration came from motherhood with a camera. her writing. her photos. they are inspired and free, freeing. they are so raw and honest.
if you want to create something, write something, photograph something, film something, and share it here, please do. sometimes i think i’ll throw out a specific project and just say go! and see what we come up with. i think it could be really amazing.
i’m looking forward to creating, and being inspired, by you.
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