I've always been creative & video has always been my medium. Growing up I would find every excuse I could find to create a video (school projects, friends, family, etc). Most summers, I would often be couped up in my room pittering away at another edit.
I can't say that I was the Chopin of the filmmaking world, but I had something equally as important, passion. Passion & love for the craft.
As time went on, I lost touch with filmmaking & dabbled in other interests. Primarily, visual interests like graphic design, photography, digital marketing, etc. But I never truly felt fulfilled. It wasn't until I took a break from the monotony of day-to-day living that I really understood where my passion lay.
Although life took me a bit off course, I am grateful for what I learned in my other pursuits before I dove fully into filmmaking. I continue to use what I learned in photography, marketing & design every day in my business.
I think I really push myself to prove my value every day. Not only for myself but for young girls wanting to be their own boss. Or for those too scared by the possibility of the unknown to ever dabble in their passion. I want to show up & prove to those around me how strong, capable & creative a young woman can be.
I am so grateful for every opportunity that comes my way & does not take any of the success I've found lightly. It continuously blows my mind how humans pay me to create art for them.
Recently, I took the enneagram test and learned that I'm a 4w5. This validated almost every decision in my life & explained so much. I am a deeply creative person with an intense desire for being unique & creating art that speaks to the soul.
Outside of film, I'm a huge lover of the simple things in life. Sitting by the water with my partner or friends is one of my favourite pastimes.
I also enjoy singing in the car, dancing in the living room, experimenting with a new creative art form, cooking yummy plant-based meals, hanging out with my friends and animals, watching rom-coms & exploring new places.
I'm a huge believer that trying to live a balanced lifestyle is where you will find happiness.
I'm not a perfect human & make so many mistakes on a daily, but I show up & I try.
And sometimes that's the best you can offer.