This page was inspired by the /now movement.
What I’m Doing Now
Now (July 2018) I am in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
↠ Business ↞
Focus: building a lifestyle that will give me the freedom to live a life of adventure and creativity.
Defining and establishing my personal brand: I am exploring all the ways in which I can add value to people, organisations and brands through combining my photographic skills and digital expertise from 17 years of experience in marketing and communications.
Developing a new website and investing time into developing my online presence: It’s time for another website re-design so I have a platform to share what I create and what I care about in the best possible way.
↠ Relationships ↞
Focus: building relationships and a community around shared passions and interests.
Sharing what I love and connecting with like-minded people: It’s time to find my tribe… a network of creative and passionate people that I can connect and grow with. As a creator and an introvert, I do tend to fly solo most of the time but I’m ready to open my heart and welcome people into my world and share this journey I’m on.
After months of endless searching, trying to find a community of like-minded female travel photographers, I finally took the leap and started my own group. In a seemingly male-dominated industry and with an over-saturation of travel selfies, I am determined to build a community for women who are passionate about world culture and who create immersive and engaging visuals of people and places. Women in Travel Photography & Film is my attempt at bringing women together to support and encourage each other as we grow our creative businesses.
After joining Peter DeMarco’s Eat Sleep Photography group on Facebook and meeting him in person in Bangkok last year, I was invited to lead the groups’ weekly Artist Date Challenges. It’s been a great way to connect with other photographers from all over the world and seeing everyone’s perspectives and interpretations of the themes I choose each week is fascinating.
Continuing relationships with photography agents: After achieving my goal of being accepted into Robert Harding World Imagery in 2017, it’s time to get serious about building my stock photography collection. As part of my move to a location independent lifestyle, stock photography has the potential to provide an ongoing passive income stream which will give me freedom and flexibility to continue pursuing this life of adventure and creativity.
↠ Learn ↞
I’ve recently launched a new, exclusive online community for professional, semi-professional and aspiring travel photographers and filmmakers - Women in Travel Photography & Film - and I am learning something new everyday from this wonderful community of like-minded ladies.
↠ Move, Nourish, Believe ↞
In Australia I returned to regular training and now lift weights 6 days a week. I'm working to improve on my current PB's - squat: 90kg, deadlift: 60kg, bench: 35kg.
I'm still trying to find time for daily meditation and yoga.
↠ Travel ↞
Ho Chi Minh City is a great base for exploring other parts of Asia and I have plans to explore more of Vietnam, Laos, Hong Kong and possibly Japan and China whilst in the region. I will also be returning to Taiwan in the near future.
If you want to find out more about now pages, Fernando Gros has written a great article on them, including the difference between a now page, an about page and a set of goals.