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Ever since I walked away from my career as a paediatric occupational therapist, I have been trying to figure out what to do for a living.  I knew deep down in my core that occupational therapy wasn’t right for me, I just honestly had no idea what I wanted to do.  I knew that I wanted to live a life full of passion.  I wanted a career that was challenging, fulfilling, creative, rewarding….one that allowed me to work with great people, be in different settings, and experience new things.  I stumbled upon photography after my husband suggested I take a community course in basic photography.  Little did I know that this was the beginning of a whole new world for me.  I started taking photos of everything….snowflakes, flowers, drops of water.  I worked as a second photographer shooting weddings.  I photographed families, and newborns.  I explored landscape photography and product photography.  Yet, I continued to feel that all too familiar feeling that I felt as an occupational therapist.  Something just wasn’t right.  I started to take photos of connections…..connections and relationships between people, mothers and daughters, friends, fathers and sons.  I volunteered endless hours photographing children who had cancer and their relationship with their families.  Often times, I found myself hiding behind my camera with tears in my eyes…….it was an honour being able to see these connections.  I attended a workshop in 2015 that changed my life……I began exploring my own connections with others.  I began exploring my own personal story and using photography as therapy in a way.  I began exploring my feelings, emotions, grief, fears, and hopes and dreams…….2017, was a year I dedicated to exploring conceptual photography, and learning photoshop.  I created more than 30 conceptual images that I shared with others, and almost as many that just did not meet the cut.  I learned so many things about myself and my craft in the past 365 days and finally realized, without a doubt, just what I want to do with my time here.

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