A year ago.

I was rifling through some old emails and found this one staring back at me.


A year ago I purchased my first professional camera. And that $500 turned my year on it’s head…and it’s been wonderful. I have drank deeply – gulping as much knowledge as I can get down, hiccuped after taking too big of a drink, and today I’m breathing in and out as I look back on all I have taken in. About how to run a business. How to love on people. How to love on myself. How easy I can get down on myself. How graciously I have been reminded to keep going. How I can’t believe how much faith others have had in me. How it feels to have that dream worth walking towards. How things happen in their own time. Some slowly and some overnight.

And how I need to sit back, take it all in – and keep walking forward.

Author: Alicia Sturdy

Fan of cities, the beach, wild curls and Ina Garten. Photographer and owner of Hither & Hold.

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