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During the 2018 Annual Philadelphia Autism Project Conference: Lighting the Way through Transitions on November 30, 2018, I had the chance to talk with and interview public speaker and self-advocate, Kerry Magro. As we shared small tidbits about our lives, joked and had a really good time, there was one thing I felt as though stood out to me, and it was the fact that I mentioned taking pictures of myself and that “I do that on the regular.” Taking pictures has been a really decent way to recall my life, or the smaller and mundane sides and I feel as though that as a highlight of 2018, I need to share this a little more.
Everyday seems like a good day for me to take a picture, it soothes me, and makes me want to go out for more and explore what I have missed out on in life. I feel as though this year I’ve had more of an interest to take pictures and filter them. Every time I show off my work, it seems like it explains what I like to do in my life, which is walk around and express myself via locations and so forth.
This year has been very interesting because I have spent more time editing a lot of pictures, I didn’t know that I would grow to have an interest in that. I would usually try my best to make covers for my titles to hopefully make sure they match. Every now and again, I would just sit and relax and enjoy how my work looks. If there’s one thing that really hasn’t changed about me it’s that I really don’t express myself that well, so I try my best to do what I can on social media, blogging or with the pictures that I like to take.
I feel thankful that some of the things I write about here has motivated me to take pictures about how I am feeling. So far, I feel like I am getting better at it because there are small video and picture projects that I have done here that have then motivated me to take some of what I do outside of this blogging page and make other small projects. It’s turning into a really good hobby that I think I might want to work on continually.
As for whatever happens next year, I can’t be sure on what to expect, but I know I want to improve my pictures, my communications and other skills that I have in mind for future projects, so others (and myself) can enjoy a picture perfect 2019!