Before I went to Australia, I was turned down by every job I applied to and my boyfriend (at the time) and I decided to take a break; I needed an escape. My friend and I decided to backpack Australia’s east coast. I brought my camera everywhere and photographed everyday. It was an outlet for my emotions, subconsciously creating a visual journal for myself. At the time I was just shooting to clear my mind, but when I looked through the body of work I had captured, my emotions were clear in the imagery. Photographing subjects alone, showing unclear identities, capturing my mood in the colors and showing constant movement, were emotions I was working through internally. I saw my images flutter between happy moments and lonely ones and realized I learned from both. I really began to embody that everything happens for a reason. There are always ups and downs and you just move through it. Through this body of work, I was able to start a new beginning with a clear mindset.