just the other day, i went on about how i wasn’t a huge fan of adjusting colors & filters, and what do i find happens in the days after? i subconsciously began experimenting more with adjusting color and tone in my photos 😂 i just noticed this and i share this because i think it’s a good representation of who i am lately. perhaps it seems contradictory, but to me it’s simply being open — particularly, being open to changing my mind and not being stuck to a certain self or what i believed at a different time. over the last year i’ve grown a lot, and so many people get to see the beautiful results of that, but what people don’t typically see is the extreme openness that goes into it. i can’t count how many times i’ve told my partner in the last year: “man i was really wrong about [x].” i’ve never said “i was wrong” more in my life, and funnily enough i’ve also never grown this much in such a short period. but it’s required letting go of beliefs i held which were central to my self-concept and identity. obviously in the case of filters and photo editing, it’s more minor and not so deep lol, but still it’s a good representation of how much i value openness to change and not being limited by how i’ve defined myself. being open to being something different than you’ve told yourself you are allows you to lead a far more authentic life in which you’re continually humbled by experience and learning and growing alongside it.