A few months ago I was invited to talk at the first Way Up North photography conference in Sweden. I’m travelling there in October to speak to a theatre of 500 wedding photographers and I am quite frankly bricking it! So when organisers Cole and Jakob asked if I had some time to do an interview with them to accompany the event, I thought, “Well, it can’t be scarier than doing the actual conference can it?” Erm… I might have been wrong.
OK so scary probably isn’t the right word… But as soon I started chatting to Cole and answering his incredibly thoughtful questions, I started to wonder why on earth I was revealing so much about myself so easily! This wasn’t the interview I was expecting. Usually people ask me the same kinds of questions about my business and blogging, but this got DEEP.
I’m actually pretty nervous to share this with you all because I talk about some things I never, ever thought I would so publicly, including going into my eating disorder and battle with depression. But I’m sharing it anyway in the hope that it might help someone. I certainly don’t have things ‘all figured out’ (does anybody?!) but I do think if I can go from such a painful shy, angry and sad person to someone who runs their own business, publishes their own magazine and travels the world talking about what they love, then bloody hell there’s definitely hope for those of you that might still be struggling. I hope you enjoy it.
You can listen to my interview here. It’s an hour long so you might want to grab a cuppa!
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