• Gaby Baldiskaite

This is take 26.

It's just after 8am on my birthday and I'm half-way through my cup of coffee. I'm starting to feel the caffeine coursing through my veins, and no, I'm not joking or being dramatic - I pay attention to the happenings inside my body to a freakish degree. Probably more than is necessary or mentally healthy, but add that to the ever-growing list of things I'm working on... Anyways, I'm ready to write.

I've been wanting to start a journal for a long while now. I've tried the pen and paper thing but my brain works much faster than my hands and I just can't seem to get in the habit of remembering to even take the journal out. It's a beautiful one too: leather, a shade of green I really love, and gifted to me by my aunt some years ago. But the real reason I'm choosing this digital format is because I want to share my thoughts, my life, and my photography work with others. I don't know why or what it is, but something within me has been pushing for this, and today, the 26th anniversary of the day of my birth, seems like the perfect day to begin.

I don't have any goals or expectations, no set format or schedule of things I want to share or write about, nor do I know if anyone will even be interested enough to read. But even if it's just one person, one life, that gets inspired, touched, or moved by what I write or share.. well that will be good enough for me.

So this is take 26: maybe the one where I figure something out that I haven't yet in the last 25 of my life, maybe the one where I mess around and reach my potential or something ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I'll leave this one short and sweet. I feel blessed to see another year and can't wait to see what God has planned for me.

Here are some self portraits I took in honor of this day:

Thank you for looking. I hope to hear what you think.

With love,


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