I have had quite a year in 2014. I shot my own calendar, my brother died, I traveled more than I have ever before (almost lived life one airport at a time) and I vacated and rented my home in North Carolina and moved to New York City. I finally have a chance to breath a little and am making a home in NYC-albeit hard I'm determined.
I reflected a lot on my life in 2014....especially when I moved from NC to NYC. I had to stop and go through my entire life of "things" and decide what was important enough to keep and what had to go and would remain only a memory in my mind. As I was going through all my things I saw just how many versions of myself I had been from childhood, through college, and into adulthood. I had to stop and wonder what the childhood version of myself would say to me now. What would the college rower I once was say to me now. What would the conservative christian student say to me now.
As we grow and age, for me anyway, my values definitely change. I once prayed for God to make me straight...now I laugh at that point in my life where I actually believed a God was possible. We grow, we let go, we gain new ideas, and we change. I just wonder what all the versions of us in the past would say to the present us now. Would we believe the person we have become....would we judge ourself with a harsh eye?
Roberto Araujo of Roberto Araujo Photography had a great idea to do a photo shoot that depicts this. We shot the images in Roberto's studio on Wednesday of this week. Here is a little peek of our work together :-) Keep up with Roberto on his twitter here!