If you must know, I despised writing. So what changed?
Growing up, I always excelled far greater in maths and the sciences. Reading felt like a chore, and my writing, forced. Having been accustomed to an education system that placed greater importance in more subjects than others, I was subconsciously hypnotized to uphold the same mentality; that the arts was worthy of lesser praise and solely a requirement asked for in formalities.
The remorse for early dismissal regarding this taboo was when university hit. University has taught me lessons beyond the classroom; it gave me a chance to explore, understand and find myself (as much as it irks me to mention such clichés).
Through this blog, I can confidently attest to my growing love for the arts: writing, reading and the visuals. From simple, yet the most gratifying, commentaries from family and friends to collaborations that I’ve been sought out for, it has helped me to finally and increasingly become appreciative of the arts. I am constantly happy and rewarded by all the opportunities it presents, and it couldn’t be more true this morning.
I was contacted a couple of weeks ago by a content writer for Canadian Affair, asking to contribute and comment about Canadian fashion. Despite my already hefty schedule at school, I couldn’t let this pass and more than willingly agreed. I am grateful at how much of my contribution was incorporated into the article, not to mention I’m the ending quote! I cannot help but feel blessed. Read it here!
Photography by Rainer Jay Dalton