I can’t believe I haven’t shared these photos yet! Why? Because they are some of my favourite we have ever taken. I’ll admit, I’ve been in a bit of a slump blog-wise the past few months…
I’m not gonna lie, in an instant world where everyone wants a quick glimpse of something they can double tap on their phone, it’s kind of hard to stay motivated in putting together entire blog posts that people probably aren’t going to take the time to visit. That being said, I find that I am brought back to the whole reason I even started Life, Set Sail…for myself.
If you ever wanted to start a blog, you’ve got to make sure you’re doing it for you first…I cannot stress this enough. Almost every photo on LSS is taken by a professional photographer. We travel, shoot from sunset to sunrise, send off film to get developed, wait around for it, make simple edits, put together a layout and THEN I still have to think of something clever or insightful to write about! And I’m not even going to get into the whole business side of things (pitching companies, negotiating rates etc.) It’s no picnic…but things are done this way because both my photographer and I are passionate about what we do and we want to make it as beautiful as possible!
…both my photographer and I are passionate about what we do and we want to make it as beautiful as possible!
I love instagram as much as the next person, but I really hope that people will start looking for more than just a pretty image…I know I’m getting tired of it. More and more I want to seek out real blogs and be able to read something with actual substance.
This year, on top of travelling, I wan’t to create more well-rounded material for this space. I have so many interests and facets to my personality and I want to share everything I love with all of you!
So what’s coming up? I’m currently working on more beauty content (because I know it’s missed, and I miss it too), as well as both health and home sections, and playlists too! On top of that I’m looking at ways to make this site more fun and creative to look at. If you have any ideas of what you want to see in this space, let me know!
photos by justine milton