52 Shades of 30

As I may have mentioned, I’m turning 30 in a couple of months. My writing goal was that I wanted to have a book published before I turned 30–Soul Stripper hits the shelves literally one month before my July 2nd birthday. Of course, I also made this goal at 25 (unsuccessfully so) and had I not accomplished it at 30, I would have set a new goal for 35.

That being said, I think goals are incredibly important. I’m setting new goals for myself as I type this. I’m not sure how I feel about sharing the new goals–I’ll have to think on that and get back to you. Goals as a general tend to be super personal for me; a journey I’m not sure I want any passengers for.

However, I’ve decided to start a photographic project–52 Shades of 30. Essentially (again, as most of you know, I am a photographer), I will be photographing self-portraits of myself once a week for my 30th year. I haven’t decided whether to do the project digitally with my Canon Mark ii or with film and my Hasselblad. Of course, digital will be SO much easier to maintain, however, I think the Hasselblad would take the project to another level.

I will keep you all posted on the progress and even post the images as they come. =0)


  1. First, because I just know I will forget in a few days, happy birthday…. you know, for when it actually is your birthday, and I will take much bragging enjoyment knowing I was the first to wish you so, bah ha. Second I know what you mean by not knowing if you want to put your goals out there for everyone to see. Like you said, its a personal journey. I think a lot of your viewers will understand if you don’t share them. If not, screw ’em, lol.

    I like the idea of your photography project though. I still have 2 years and 6 months before I turn 30 myself so seeing your project might actually help some with my whole dreading the whole turning 30 thing.

    • Haha, thanks!

      I’m actually not too scared of the dreaded 3-0. I think partly because I’ve always felt older than my age for years. And in the era of Sex and the City and all these fabulous shows about women embracing their 30s, it just seems less intimidating than ever. But ask me again in a few months ;0)

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