For as long as I can remember, I've had a journal, a space, pages upon pages where I could unleash anything that was living inside me. Journals acted as a secret world, a private canvas where I could fully express myself and then tuck it away for only my eyes. For any major creative project, I like to keep a journal to chronicle the path from start to finish. When VSCO announced I was a recipient of an Artist Initiative grant, I was gifted a journal which will now serve as my creative playground. Instead of keeping it private though, I'm making some of it public. Excitement, worry, doubts, responsibility, all of those feelings live here.