Welcome to the first Fandom Friday of 2016! Having my site this year made me do a lot more things than I normally would have. I was not exactly sure at first how to go about writing this, 5 ways I grew, changed and evolved in 2015. However, as I am upon my one year anniversary with my site and moving forward, I am happy to reflect on the year that just left.
Experienced things for
the First time: There were so many firsts in 2015! Some of the most memorable
was taking my friends to their first comic cons. I am used to flying solo at
conventions and it was a first for me as well to be with somebody. I have flown
solo to the San Diego Comic Con for 8 years and 2015 was the first year going with
somebody and it was great. Now that I have experienced actually going with
somebody and how different it can be, I can’t wait to do it again.
|Photo taken by Me Quote from someone wise|
Stepped out of the Comfort
Zone: There were so many opportunities for me that I had to step out of my
comfort zone and reach for things. These all led to better experiences down the
way for my site and I, but in order to change and get somewhere stepping out
of my comfort zone is a must. More recently dancing on a dance floor after a
comic con after party, I never thought I would have the guts to do it. It was also
a first for me and may not mean much, but just taking that step of doing
something out of my comfort zone was a rush.
Pushed Myself: At first I am usually shy and have come to terms with it, but it is even more challenging when being a content
creator. I had to sometimes push myself to talk to people, take risks, ask the questions. I never
know what can come about a conversation no matter how simple it might be, each one can have a dead end or an opportunity. I had to be the first
to take the step of saying hello as sometimes people are just as nervous as I was.
|Photo taken by Me Quote from my writing|
Enjoyed the Moments at
hand: I learned last year to live in the moment, for a while I was caught up in
getting the right picture when something great was happening. I had to learn
patience, to be present in the moment not just behind the camera lenses. To look around and take
a second to say wow this is really happening. For example at
San Diego Comic Con when my friend and I stumbled upon the Star Wars fireworks show, that moment of them going off to the live soundtrack was unforgettable.
Realized bigger things
for my site: I originally started my website as a place to share my comic con
experiences with others, and share things I love with people who were just as
excited. Since then I realized this can go father then I thought, which has
led me to more possibilities for 2016. My site has had the opportunity to
interview some great people that are not only a part of the world I love so
much, but are also making a difference in it.
Thank you for stopping by to check out the first Fandom Friday of the year! How did you Grow, Change or evolve in 2015?
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