A New Chapter - JulieAnne

Dear Annie,

Today is the day. You are starting your new chapter, at only 16. There is so much I would like to tell you about college, but part of the experience is..well..experiencing it. There is lot that you will need to learn in your first months off on your own, so it is a good thing you have a rather steep learning curve. To name a few:

Shelby Sides
Falling Back into an Old Passion

Dear Butterflies, 

The thing with having a hobby is setting the time aside to spend on it. From the minute my canon came into my life, I could not stop snapping moments. I have countless SD cards, some of which have been misplaced in my move, dating back to when I was 14 years old. Somewhere in the last 7 years I fell out of my hobby, my passion. Between the move up to Arizona and adjusting to college, I began to stop making time for photography. 

Letter to My Mom

Dear Mom, 

I do not tell you this enough, but I am proud of you. With every obstacle that comes in your path, you find some way to overcome it. As cliche as it sounds, you are my role model. I know you are most likely rolling your eyes right now, but you truly are. I strive to have the strength to be as successful as you are.

Hawai'iShelby Sides
Letter to My Dad

Hey Dad, 

Happy Father's Day. It's been a while, about nine years or so. I just wanted you to know that I miss you. I also wanted you to know that even though you are not here with us, you have made the biggest impact of my life. You were the first person to break my heart.

Hawai'iShelby Sides