Changing My Own Life


I am going to change my own life.

I’ve been kicking around ideas for projects for aΒ long time, and it’s been a sometimes painful process to find the direction I want to take. This blog has been very important to me in that process, and that’s not going change. I’m so grateful to every person who comes here each day to see me talk about my home and design crushes. In the interest of not doing a long, vague post I’ll just say that I’d love to involve you in my future plans, so if you’re a blogger or maker that would be interested in working together, please get in touch! I’d love to be a part of you changing your life too! I’ll elaborate more later, but email me now anyway.

Now, what does that have to do with these photos? Nothing at all. I just got these back from the photo lab today, so I’m sharing. I wanted to test my Lubitel camera before we go to Croatia next month. This is a medium format camera which, as you can see, takes lovely square photos on film. I think it’ll be the perfect way to document the trip. That’s my husband and I in the second photo! Isn’t it weird how photos look instantly vintage when they’re shot on film?

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  • Reply
    Jennie May
    June 26, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    I’ve been trying to figure out how I can do something similar. I can’t shake this feeling that I’m meant to do SOMETHING that doesn’t involve waking up at 7am each day and dragging myself to a retail job that doesn’t make me happy at all. Just need to find out what that something is.

    A lubitel has been a camera I’ve wanted to add to my collection for years, ever since my college days when a friend found one in a vintage shop for 50p!!

    Such a beautiful photograph of you two! xxx

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      Ferren Gipson
      June 26, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      I really believe that people deserve to do something they love in life. Sometimes it seems like only some people get the right to do that, but I’m not buying that. Everyone can feel fulfilled. Your blog is already a huge start for you, though. I think you’ll land on something soon :)

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    Jennie May
    June 27, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Hopefully! Good luck with your plans, they sound exciting! x

  • Reply
    June 28, 2014 at 2:38 am

    Wish you luck! Xoxo

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      Ferren Gipson
      June 28, 2014 at 10:35 am

      Thank you! ^.^

  • Reply
    July 9, 2014 at 1:56 am

    If there’s anything I can do to help/ be involved let me know! (And Croatia is on my “visit” list – lucky you…enjoy!)

    • Reply
      Ferren Gipson
      July 11, 2014 at 6:35 pm

      I definitely will do. Once I get on the other side of this trip I’m going to get my bearings and I’ll be in touch :)

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