Plenty of times I felt discouraged or depressed that I would never be considered good enough. But something happened as I continued to schedule shoot after shoot - I started to really love it. I gave it my all in a way that I had never given myself to other art forms in the past, in that I didn't allow myself to give up easily. It took a very long time for me to develop a sense for what I was doing; like all forms of art, it simply takes endless hours of experience, both actively shooting and learning to judge what it was I liked about a photograph. And then how to consistently produce something I liked.
So much has happened in the last few years, so much change and growth and learning, and I can't stop feeling grateful for my current life. Freelancing definitely comes with its challenges, but I'm so thankful to be doing what I love and make enough to cover my living expenses here in Tokyo. I feel happiest being busy and creating and sharing with you all.
Thank you, dear followers, for being here and accompanying me on this journey!