Oh, hi there! I'm Whitney Wilkerson.
I'm an Arizona native, photographer in works, podcast lover, and blogger extraordinaire. Currently obsessing over avocado toast, hot yoga, Chick-fil-A dinner dates, and if you follow me on Instagram you know I have a deep obsession for puppies (duh! who doesn't love puppies?).
Stick around, stay a while, and read on for the rest!
At such a young age we are forced to decide what we want to do for the rest our our lives and where we want to go to become educated and succeed. I truly had no clue. I was battling following a bandwagon path or chasing after what I loved. Towards the end of my high school days, I enrolled in what I thought would be an easy A class: Photography. I had zero intentions of pursing this later on life, but I knew in order to get a college scholarship, my grades needed some serious TLC. Little did I know, this so-called "easy A" class would become my passion. I had an eye for photography and I enjoyed being the eye behind these beautiful masterpieces I was creating. I found happiness and solitude in this form of art. From black and white photography to digital, this was my jam! Each piece I created was plastered onto the wall for all to see. I began to journal and write about these pieces of art and what they meant to me and why I shot this piece. This was my niche; my calling... my passion.
Zoom forward 6 years later, and here I am sitting in my tiny square cubicle on the 9th floor of a corporate office, where I have called home for the past 4 years. I drive an hour to work and an hour home and work the usual 8-5. Sure, it pays the bills, and I don't mind the tasks, but I'm still pursuing that happiness I once felt as a young girl.
I'm thrilled you've come across my blog - because you and me, we're a lot alike. We're both trying to make a life out of what we do and enjoy, and be wholeheartedly happy. I secretly know nothing about blogging. I wake up each morning and drool over the lifestyle some of these Instagram influencers and bloggers have. I envy that. I envy that they are out there pursuing their dreams, whether that is writing, vlogging, photography (personal, wedding, architectural), etc. I lacked that courage that they all have... until now. I'm ready to place my cards down and say I'm ALL IN. I'm ready to make mistakes, and I know there will be many ups and downs, and both positive and negative feedback, but I also believe we all have the ability to chase our dreams if we only take the time to pursue them.
Whether you're a family member, friend, long time acquaintance, or we have never even met, you are worthy and I appreciate your love, support and guidance as I pursue this journey. I hope this blog inspires you to explore new places, seek understanding, love the life you live, and truly be the best version of yourself one day at a time. Feel free to leave a comment or follow me on social media @whitneyraewilkerson