My friend Pippa recently put a call out on Facebook – she’s expanding her photography/design business and was looking for people to help build up her portfolio. I got it touch and said “you can shoot some stuff for my blog, if you like” and she said “yeah, that sounds great.”
I’ve been wanting to try and get back into outfit shooting for a while now, but the thought of getting in front of a lens for a full on outfit whilst I’m not feeling my best made me feel a bit twitchy. “Don’t worry” Pippa said “we’ll have a lovely morning and get you feeling good again.”
As our shoot came to a close I realised two things:
1: She was right. It felt good to get back to doing something that was a huge part of my life for a long time, something that me feel more like myself again. Plus, I think the pictures came out pretty well!
2- I also realised, this is just the start. I can start to feel like the old sassy, happy me, but I’ve also got an amazing opportunity to make Jenny Chat 2.0 even better.
I currently need to find a new job AND home, which ate stressful adult tasks, but I decided to re-double my efforts, throw all of my proverbial pasta at the wall of life and see what opportunities stuck. I’ve worked hard to make my CV the best it can be, looking for opportunities in companies or industries I admire, and being as open minded as I can about what I need out of a home.
As I write I haven’t quite discovered what my next career or house move will be but I know deep down that I will soon, and knowing that gives me the positivity and strength to keep going until I do.
Photos by Pipoto, taken at Hull Marina and Fruit Market.
Thanks so much for having a read of this post, I hope you enjoyed it.
Stay stylish (that means so much more when it’s an outfit post!),