Super Seven, for real this time.
After my last blog post about the concept of the Super Seven collection, I had several amazing friends reach out to me, publicly and privately. It reminded me once again that I am not an island. It also made me think a little bit about my penchant for independence, to a fault. Perhaps connecting with people, learning to be social, and maintaining positive relationships, is a practice. A practice in reaching out when I need to.
I had lunch with one of my best friends today and she mentioned how when I say "I don't want to bother you" she gets kind of annoyed. She wants me to bother her because it makes her feel good to help when I'm feeling shitty.
So, maybe the self-induced lonely road of life doesn't have to be quite so lonely. Maybe I'm not as much of an introvert as I claim to be (because it feels safer and less vulnerable). Maybe it's time to practice reaching out a little more.
On that note, here is my Super Seven selection for this year, under the theme of:
"the images that got you creatively excited, that made you grow as an artist, that you feel are next level for you, regardless of the response they got online." (Paul Zizka).
While these may not be my most technically correct, or even most compositionally appealing photos from the year, they all represent moments of pushing outside of my comfort zone.