As I sit at my computer, my fingers are hovering over the keyboard. My mind floods with questions, “Where do I even begin? Where is this series even going? Will anyone actually read it? Will they watch the videos? Will this series be misinterpreted?” Fears. In the past couple years, I have been shying away from opportunities to share my story because I was so worried about what people would think. I was worried that people would hear me share my story and simply think I was just trying to boast or get attention or those who know me would think “we have heard this before.” These lies and fears have kept me from sharing a story that I now know needs to be told. So here I am. This post marks the start of a journey for me. A journey where I will share about my past, the crazy events, the struggles, the pain, paralysis, adapting, slow learning curves, family, community, anger, love, God, fear, strength, and hope.
Thanks to the amazing photography team and dynamic duo Justin & Mary, I had the opportunity to share just a glimpse into my story at their platform talk at WPPI Photography Conference – so I have a recent video that just shares my heart for photography and that hot summer day, July 29 ,2000, the day that dramatically changed the course of my life forever.
And that brings me to today…
I don’t exactly know where this series will go and the direction it will take, but I hope you join me, listen, dialogue, ask questions or comment and I will do my best to answer them. I will be sharing more details about the accident, on my medical history, surgeries, biggest struggles, toughest decisions, my faith, my family and how life changed for them, as the series develops. My first “How to modify” video is coming soon! So be sure to like my Facebook Page and follow me on Instagram at KellyLemon to see the posts as they are updated! So I hope you join me for my new series : A Life Modified!