When you’re a kid, your parents want to do everything in their power to make sure you choose the right path and the right people in your life. They send you to good schools and encourage you to study and have great grades as a result, so you can go to some good college that’s gonna bring you a lot of money and a happy, secured life. I was never an easy one to deal with. Ever since I was a kid, my mind was always more focused on something that’s not school. Something that brought me joy more than anything in the world and that was running around, exploring the nature and making art. I started ballet when I was 3,5 y/o and danced till I was 13th. Every other free chance I would get, I would spend painting, or writing songs, stories, making jewelry out of clay or collected flowers. I never liked the idea of sitting inside of a classroom while the weather outside was sunny and calling me out to play. I remember my mom telling me stories how my grandma would always look for me around the neighbourhood because I would just pack my things and leave for the day. It’s funny when I think about it now, but last Summer when I read the Alchemist, a line carved inside my brain. A line that reminded me of my childhood and made me to reflect on my past so I can have a clear vision of the future. The line went like this:
”Everyone, when they are young, knows what their Personal Legend is. At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives. But, as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realize their Personal Legend.”
The first time I realized I could never work at some 9-5 desk job, I opened up this blog. My life was always related to art in some way, but I never knew what I wanted to do in particular. Opening a blog in the first place, ment for me, that there is a place online where I can share everything I create and find inspiring with people who wanna listen. I always loved badass fashion and beauty editorials (since I’m a graduated fashion designer), but also nature and traveling to some new places, meeting new people and cultures. And I would always photograph everything, just in case. First time I knew what I wanted to do ”when I grew up” was the moment when I traveled from Rijeka to Pag, last Summer. I held my Canon in my hands and never felt more connected to one material thing in my life. On the day 18th of June 2016. I wrote: ”…I no longer have a desire for any kind of material belongings, except for my camera. The older I get the more I know how I’m supposed to feel. I feel like myself. I just wanna create and have a place to seep until the next day…”
Today my dear lovers, I’m sharing my story with you. The story about how I found all I ever searched for and more… My life path shaped the way I express and photography shaped my life in the most amazing direction I could ever imagine. It made me see things otherwise invisible and blurred to the uninterested eye. It made me pay attention to details and because of that I became a better person. It connected me with the most amazing people I could only imagine in my head when I was a kid, people I watched on the street when I would run away from my grandma’s house…
If you don’t belong, don’t be long. Find something you burn for and chase it every day. Path everyone else is taking is not your own. You need to make it! And if you ever need a photographer to take some of your photos along the way you know where to find her. 🙂
SEA OF LOVE, S.
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Also, I added a page ”The Gallery’‘ where you can find all of the photos I took and really love, but never had a chance to put them in a particular blogpost. I’ll be updating it every time I have something new to share with you guys and I’ll let you know when that’s gonna happen on my Instagram, so feel free to follow up and let me know how you like it. 🙂
One of my favorite photos and I choose it for a reason. Taken in the Summer of 2016. Sea of love, S.