Happy New Year!

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2017 was a bit rough for me, but I’m thankful for a lot, not least of which is this blog. I had been toying with the idea of starting one at the beginning of the year. Then, due to my freelancing workload going down, I found myself with a ton of extra time on my hands that I tried filling with painting, playing with makeup, going for bike rides etc. And eventually figuring out how to get a small corner of fulfillment in my life by going back to some of my favourite hobbies (I have many) that I had put by the wayside in the past couple of years, namely writing and photography.

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It may not be a cultural revolution I’m orchestrating here, but I take blogging pretty seriously. It’s been a continual learning process on how to produce good work that is marketable and consumable, while staying true to my interests, voice and aesthetic. It’s a fine line of treating this blog as a job, and creating something I can be proud of while having fun, not just ” doing work.”

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At the end of the day, I think of Eclectic Spark as a personal journal that yes, is edited and filtered, but contains attempts at living honestly through sharing myself with the world and make connections with other people, however fleeting. I think about what other people might like to see and appreciate, but I never post anything I’m not proud of. Every post means something to me. Some more than others.

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I guess what I’m trying to say is, I just want to thank all you people who take time out of your lives to go on this journey with me. I mean, there are literally 982,376,172,788 cat videos on the internet. Yet here you are, reading my drivel, checking out my photos…I really appreciate it.

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And shout out to my lovely husband, Kyler! He’s my second opinion, when I’m having trouble editing, my photographer for the 10% of the time I can’t focus the camera myself, and one of my biggest cheerleaders and supporters. This blog wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for him.

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I hope you guys are having a great holiday season, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing. And here’s to a productive, meaningful, fun-filled 2018!

xoxo

 

 

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