Alrighty! Hello there Ninja (and Trouble, assuming you see this, though I know you’re taking a break from NN). So it’s been awhile since I sent a submission photo to anyone, but the “reflections” theme is incredibly relevant nowadays so I was inspired and said “why not?”.
In 9 months I’ll be done with school. My entire life I’ve been molded and pushed and hurried along to go to and finish college. No one really told me what I should do afterwards. “The sky is the limit!” isn’t exactly helpful when it comes to applying for jobs either. So the prospect of graduating is both exciting and absolutely horrifying. In the past week I’ve had 2 exams and been forced to change the course of my major, and apart from the photoshoot this photo is a result of, I haven’t and won’t have time to sit down and think about what this all means for my future because (SURPRISE!) there’s still more assignments and exams in the upcoming week.
So some soul-searching and some odd contortions and mirror shots later; I feel a bit calmer and ready to face the decisions and life-changes ahead. So thank you for the inspiration to take a break from the stress, get bonked in the head by my mirror several times, and tell myself that everything’s gonna be alright, no matter what comes my way. <3
A really beautiful photo from a unique perspective and a very familiar fear that I know a lot of is have experienced, are currently experiencing or will one day experience. I can still remember having the same worries and anxiety some 4 or 5 years ago when I finished school. And I’m happy to report that after school life only gets better. The freedom is exhilarating once you embrace it. I’m sure it will only take a little while for up to feel it so enjoy your last days as a student and good luck on your exams. Thanks for taking the time to submit during your busy schedule and we have to see more of you once you’re all done.