52 Fridays – Week 29 {Reflection}

A few years ago I came across Susannah Conway’s Unravelling Course.  It was her description of the course that really drew me in.  She said “the unravelling process is a new way to view your world.  You’re going to go on a photo safari into your own life to reconnect with who you are, where you’ve been and where you want to go.”  This seemed interesting to me as I was new in my photography journey and still learning how to develop my creative process after years of pushing it aside for more logical pursuits.  This course is all about reflection and in week 4 the theme was memories.  As I was looking through our old family photos I came across this one (me and my sister circa 1978, I’m the one on the right):

It’s hard to explain but this one picture really changed how I saw myself.  In this picture I saw the core of who I really am, the same girl I was in this picture at 10 years old, and I was able to accept her in a way that I had never been able to before.  I was able to identify areas in my life that weren’t working for me and change them.  I’m sure it wasn’t just the picture.  I had done a lot of reflection through the course leading up to this but for now it serves as a reminder to accept myself for who I am.

Next up on the circle is Kate Williams | Southwest Wyoming Lifestyle Portrait & Wedding Photographer. You can check out her interpretation of this week’s theme here.

 

 

July 20, 2012 - 7:27 am

Mary Schannen - Seriously – I thought that was Mckenna when I first saw your face! Love this post – need some of your ‘reflection help’ in my life!

July 20, 2012 - 11:13 am

Deanna - Love this! I always used to tell my students (middle school) that one day they would want to look back at pictures of themselves and be able to tell that person thank you for everything they did. The literal act of looking at ourselves through a different lens is indeed powerful!

July 24, 2012 - 8:47 am

Denean - Love that you have this memory! Sounds like a great course to take :)

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