As the seasons begin to change and the days get shorter, there can be a lot of anxiety and depression for some people. Four years ago, anxiety really started to affect me, and I began seeing a therapist regularly to help manage it. Today, I can say seeing a therapist has equipped me with better skills to control my anxiety so that it doesn’t control me. There have been a lot of factors that can make me more anxious, but I have always struggled with appearance and perception.
We live in a world where social media image is very important-it has become engrained for some people to need to have the perfect picture to showcase their perfect life. This can be a trigger of anxiety for me because I feel like I need to be a certain way other than myself. What I’ve learned is that’s just not true. We don’t need to post ‘perfect’ images if we don’t want to. It has no reflection on our worth in this world. That being said, if you are someone who enjoys posting on a regular basis and posting more artistic photos, I support you and I hope you are being true to YOU in what you put out there for people to view.
The word ‘authentic’ comes up a lot when I talk with people about what I do and why it is so important to me. I like seeing people post about real life struggles and successes. To me, sharing life’s ups AND downs is what makes people much more relatable. This is how I like to approach my work. For me, videography is a way to communicate a story, a message, for people to get to know who you are and what you do. It invites people to feel a love story and to relate to the struggles that may have come about throughout the relationship.
We all struggle. We all succeed. I want to showcase it all! I believe this transparency is worth getting out there for those who look to social media as a place to go to when they may be going through a rough patch. I want my clients to know I believe it’s valuable to be authentic and vulnerable.