The other evening, I was going back through WordPress looking through the blogs I had written. I realized that there was a common theme in all of them.
Me trying to find my voice.
For the past five years, or so, I have been trying to discover who I am and how to express myself. I have struggled with addictions, been in love, fallen out of love, gotten divorced, gotten engaged, and yet through it all my voice has remained elusive.
I have written poetry, I have written prose, I have been a photographer, and I have been a photoartist. I have compartmentalized my emotions as well as my creativity by creating separate blogs for each. Yet, I have not found my voice in any of these compartments.
Then, I came across one pf my blogs “finding kirsten.” As I read the old posts there from 2013, I saw brief glimpses of me…the real me. So, I decided to make a fresh start with this new blog that pays homage to those flashes of the real me.
I have faith and hope that 2018 is going to be the year where I am “present” in each moment and that I will find my voice both artistically and in my everyday life. No more compartmentalizing my emotions and my creativity. I am choosing to be fully integrated on this blog. All the shades of me in one place.