It’s been three years since England stole a piece of my heart (or perhaps I gave it away!), and I’m happy to say I will return this September. I have resigned my job, will sell my car, pack what few things I’ve kept, and go back. To what you may ask? Honestly, I don’t even know! A lot of people have been asking “What are you going to do?” Granted, good question. I’d ask the same. And my answer is quite honestly — I know without a doubt God will tell me when I get there. Even if it is to find more of my creative voice, then so be it. God will develop that in me how He sees perfectly fit.
I would LOVE to find work with a humanitarian organization and travel doing writing/photography throughout Africa…perhaps with a base in England. Who knows? All I know is this, next, step.
So, I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has booked my photography over the past few years. To those who trusted me with their cherished moments. I’ve met some amazing families. Watched love unfold and spark. Held a newborn baby at its freshest moment. Discovered colour in all types of humanity. *slight tear here* It’s truly been a gift to capture your photos. I’ve realized lately that I reaped way more than I bargained for with photography. Not only do I see this world differently (frame by frame quite literally, ha ha)…. But I feel like it has given me a gift of a voice. Yeah, it may have made me more outspoken, but perhaps that was needed! Interesting how God gives you a gift and it develops your character as well 🙂 Imagine a world where everyone lived from their heart?
I won’t be taking any more photography bookings after August 11, 2011… so if you want to sneak in, please let me know before then!
I will continue writing my blog from England, and I will also have a guest column in my local paper Red Deer Express at the end of every month, should you choose to follow along… 🙂
And for those of you who supported me with my book, you will understand when I say, perhaps I’m going back to England for my own bright red trousers moment. Thank you for your support and words of encouragement. Love to you all on this journey of life…Never give up. ~Lani