Category: My Life
Category: My Life
The blog has been quiet, but this was not my intention: My life this year has been a whirlwind I am not lying when I say it has been & still is a struggle.
I’m the type of person who need set things, I need to know what I am doing and where my life is heading and sometimes I can’t do that. It’s hard but I like that I can tick things off.
This week I graduated after 4 years of hard work. It was an effort, let me tell you. But putting on that cap, and pulling on that gown and hood made me realise that the hard work and sacrifices I have made are worth it.
My graduation was a celebration of hard work and sheer perserverance and I can only thank those around me who have supported me since day one for my success.
To my loving family, my beautiful grandmother Elaine and both of my parents Sue and Kel. To my loving husband-t0-be, Jacob. Without their assistance, I would not have graduated. I am so lucky to have had them by my side on this journey.
I am officially a Visual Arts teacher, with the paper to prove it! Let’s see where my next journey will take me!
Without a description, this blog post would be shots that feature me, walking around in a large crowd, with a smile that could be seen as nervous, scared, or even proud.
And sure, that is exactly what they are. But to me, these images hold an experience that ‘flicked the switch’ in my mind. The switch that told me I was on the right track and that the track was taking me to where I wanted to be, right now. They told me that my body was beautiful, that I was a modern pinup, that I was confident and radiant.
My hiatus from Closet Confessions has been for a number of reasons that have me feeling like I am out of breath. But those can wait for another time. This post is a story of how a little dream became a reality in the town of Kurri Kurri, in New South Wales.
You are beautiful and funny and smart &
taking photos of yourself isn’t lame.
It’s celebrating your body, Caitlin.
So love that face and eyes and freckles and rock that hair of yours, girl.
In a few years time you’ll be doing it daily.
Never loose sight of yourself.
In a few years you will fall madly in love.
You will loved for YOU and nothing else.
He will sweep you off your feet and make your life worth ever so much.
You will never be alone. You will always be loved.
You will get engaged.
And that dream wedding that you have NEVER told anymore (because you’re an emo/tom boy)?
It will happen and you will look like a princess.
You will have babies and make people cry with your wedding dress.
Some days are harder than others. Some people are not as nice as you.
Don’t let them get you down because in a few years time they will see you in Cleo magazine.
You will become a teacher. You will finish university.
You will go further than you ever thought your education will take you.
You will graduate.
You will wear whatever your dreams allow you.
Your shoe collection will be EPIC.
You will wear red almost EVERY day.
You will get healthy and loose weight but even then it doesn’t matter.
Because you will be the happiest you can be because you are happy within yourself.
If you follow me on Instagram (@closconfessions) or even on Twitter (@closconfessions) you’ll know I’ve gone dark. Landing back in Sydney, I was ready for a change. I’m not afraid of change, and for my friends who read this blog, they’ll tell you how often I used to colour and change my hair.