It's an odd feeling when you get to meet someone you've admired for so long.
It's a little overwhelming, a little heart fluttering, and a little exciting to say the least.
A few weekends ago, I attended a Plant Loves Picnic, hosted by Nirrimi Firebrace, to celebrate our love for organic and vegan food. Now, I'm not sure if you've heard of Nirrimi but I've been following her blog since before I had my own. It was her work, her dreams, her love, and her passion that inspired the creative within me, the creative I didn't know existed. From there, I followed her words and her images into a place that made me feel alive and true. She is a dreamer and a lover and a mother and a sister to everyone she meets. She has accomplished so much at such a young age, more than I could ever dream of, and yet, despite all her success, she remains humble - a beautiful virtue to possess.
We all met at Lady Macquarie's Chair, in the heart of Sydney, where we sat upon picnic blankets and surrounded ourselves with organic treats that made me feel like I was in dessert heaven. We chatted about boys and the troubles they so often bring but also how they can bring love like no other to our hearts. We spoke about the projects we were working on and the plans we have for the future and something within me clicked at that moment. I realised I was surrounded by strangers that felt more like family to me than even my closest friends do. I was surrounded by people who understood what it meant to be creative and that it takes more than owning a camera to be a photographer.
I felt at home.