"The pressure of posting anything on social media is wanting others opinions. All eyes are on you, everyone likes to keep up to date with the latest trends, rumours, and stories. By all means that isn’t a bad thing. It just depends on what you end up doing with that information. It is honestly so interesting to see what everyone is doing and we have come a long way since we can share it with everyone. We have a lot of access to information that most times we don’t really know what to do with it. A lot of people on the internet are very supportive with one another but of course there is always going to be that one person out of a million who are going to be negative no matter what. All that matters is how we understand and relate to that information. It’s definitely going to hurt but you can’t let those words sink in. You have to find a way to rise above and be the better person.
As for myself, I do feel the pressure when it comes to posting on social media. Then again, who doesn’t. When I post a picture of myself I always want them to look great because at times I do feel self-conscious. I feel like everyone does at some point of their life, and that’s completely natural. I look at social media as my outlet, as do many others, it’s my chance to show off my talents. Photography has always been a big part of my life and I’ve enjoyed it ever since I was young. What I love most about being able to post my pictures on social media is that I get to see what everyone thinks of my work. I know this may sound odd to some people but I have always been able to see the world in a better light when I look through the lens of my camera. You get to see things in a different point of view that you didn’t think was possible because in some cases you’re invisible. You get to be behind the scenes. It doesn’t matter what I’m photographing, I always feel confident while doing it. Social media gives me an advantage because it connects to people instantly. I get to know the good and bad criticism which helps me grow as an artist.
Looking into the future is a very scary thought. I have to think of a career that I want to pursue because I love it, but on the other hand I have to realize at some point that it still needs to be able to support me financially. This idea is always in the back of my mind and it’s a constant battle because I am trying to please myself plus everyone who is supporting me. I know it’s important to always make yourself happy first, but you can’t help but to wonder what other people will think of you. I will definitely make mistakes and I will probably run into some troubles but I need to make them so I can learn from them. I would have to say I'm pretty lucky to have such a wonderful family with half brothers and sisters, that will be there no matter what to support my goals. My family will always question my choices because they want what's best for me. It lets me understand and think things through to make sure I am doing the right thing because at the end of the day that’s all that matters.
You need to be happy and everyone else will follow in your footsteps."