Hello Internet by Stefaan Conrad

For the past couple weeks I've been wanting to do something extra with what little free time I might have. As a photographer, I've been wanting an running portfolio somewhere where I could share it easily with whoever might be curious.

Choosing my favorite photos was fun but part of what I want to do now is find a way to share myself with friends, family, acquaintances, teachers, passersby, really anybody. Theres something sort of magical about collecting my thoughts, feelings, and actions on a regular basis and putting them in public. Im intrigued by the idea that someone, wether it be a stranger or a friend, may read what I have to say and be inspired to try something new, face a fear, or make a friend. It encourages me that I have the potential to touch someones life. My words and actions have meaning and I want to use that for the betterment of this world. 

A year ago this week, a friend of mine died after being in a bike accident. This blog is partially inspired by her, Maddy. She wrote things down and had profound words to share. These bits of her thoughts touched so many people and taught many others important things to hold on to and believe. She touched hundreds and hundreds of lives just by her everyday actions. Throughout the past year the life of Maddy has taught me that I have the power to change someones day. I think that if everyone lived their life like Maddy did the world would be a better place. 

My prayer for this blog is that my words can help you find something, and maybe I'll find something too.