It's All About Moments12:12:00
When I was thinking about what story I want to share with you today, I started looking into my archive with all the old pictures from years ago for some inspiration. After going through some old albums, I decided to eventually share an article which will involve something personal, simply because I want you to get to know me. I don’t know how many, or if any of you ever had to present yourselves to someone you don’t know at all, but if you did, you know that it’s definitely not the most comfortable feeling. Especially, if it involves talking about your childhood and other personal, possibly even embarrassing feeling. But I guess, that’s what blogging is like - sharing things with people you don’t know, erasing limits you created for yourself and never getting too comfortable.
Emily Dickinson once wrote ‘Forever is composed of Nows’. Now is just a moment, one of hundreds and thousands of other moments. Moments. That’s what I love. They all add up, and create this beautiful compilation which reminds you what life is all about. Today I want to reflect on a bunch of them, with a hope that they will give you a little insight into my world. If you have already checked ‘About’ section at the top of the page, you will know that my name is Brigita and I’m 20 years old. I just want to get this boring part out of the way, so I will just quickly say that I come from a small town in a small country called Lithuania. However, for the last two and a half years I’ve been living between Germany and UK. I am studying Film&TV in Wales, and will be graduating this summer. Probably like any other student, I have no clue what I am doing after that, so I cannot tell you much about any future plans, but one thing is for sure - I will follow my heart.
Do you ever look back to think how much you’ve changed since you were a child? Obviously, I am not talking about the physical changes, but rather how much you grew up as a person and how your personality has evolved. It’s definitely amazing to think about it, we lose some and we get some, but some things stay with us forever. For example, for as long as I remember I have always been a dreamer. Even through the roughest times, I believed that no power is stronger than the power of will, and that although you cannot change the direction from which the wind blows, you can always adjust your sails and reach whatever your soul yearns for. Anyway, I am not here to talk about values, beliefs and all those things, because I think we are all quite different when it comes to that.
Philosophical rambles aside, I guess I was a pretty normal kid. You know, going through different style phases in order to find myself, trying to fit in, in the groups of people I thought were the people I liked and so on. But when I was really being true to myself, I was obsessed with anything artsy. Since I was like 10 or 11, I was always annoying my neighbors and asking if I can borrow their camera for a day (we couldn’t afford one of our own at that time), and then I would just go out and take pictures of anything and everything, including one too many selfies. We always had little shoots with my best friend taking pictures of each other, so I have always been in love with capturing moments. Also, I listened to Avril Lavigne A LOT, played guitar and sang my little heart out at a school band or whenever I was home alone. I also had facial piercings and wrote journals that unfortunately I don’t have anymore. But you cannot hold on to every single thing, that was once a part of your life because you need to make room for new beginnings. AWO Stories, is a new beginning for me. It’s a beginning of new moments.
Below are some photos from my teenhood. This article is the longest one I wrote yet, but you know what they say - pictures speak louder than words.