Welcome to August!

Welcome to August, everyone!

It’s an exciting month ahead as I’ve got the last remainder of photographs from the 23rd April when I visited Piccadilly Circus to publish, and then, the first few photo-sets I’ve produced will finally go live on here, and I’m itching with excitement to share with you the photoshoots I’ve done over the last few months!

As the weeks progress, I’ll be making a point of aiming to travel up to London again as I want to produce more content on the go as July was one of the most productive months I’ve ever had, and I want to keep pushing myself to produce more and more content to publish on here so that over the last few months of 2021 I can make sure there’s enough content to see us all through to the end of the year, as I know next year is set to be much better as life slowly but surely returns to normal post-pandemic.

2021 has been the most active year on record for me so far as I’ve produced so much content it’s unbelievable!

I’ll admit, I’m forever grateful to have been making up for so much lost time because 2020, as we all knew it, was a complete write-off because of the pandemic, and for the first time, I’ll admit that when 2021 started, I was at my lowest point after a long time because we went into Tier 4 on the 20th December last year, which came weeks after the end of the second lockdown, and then following the beginning of 2021 we went into the third lockdown.

For a few weeks after that until the middle of February when we had some snow, I hadn’t felt that depressed and mentally drained for a long time, and I wanted to make sure I could get myself back to how I felt before the pandemic, and that’s why from the middle of February onwards, I made it my intention to produce content where inspiration would strike by publishing content once every two days, and it was after building the habit of publishing regularly over the last two weeks of February I realised I was slowly becoming less and less depressed and started to notice I was slowly becoming happier and managing any stress I faced better than I used to.

Since the first restrictions were lifted on the 29th March, I was able to travel to Battersea Park at the end of that week rolling into April, and as time went on, I gradually started to increase the number of content I would publish a day, and it was from my visits to Mayfair & Piccadilly Circus to then doing 8 photoshoots from the middle of May to around the middle of June and then most recently in the last few weeks a 9th photoshoot I’ve become so much happier as a result.

This is the happiest I’ve ever been in a long time and I’ve found my happy place because not only am I producing and publishing content while going to the gym, but I’m finding I have more time on my hands to travel around now on my days off, and this is why I wanted to open up to all of you, as it’s not often I speak openly about how I genuinely feel, but I wanted to use this opportunity to kick off August by opening up to all of you as it’s so important to open up about how we all feel.

I want all of you to know that if you ever need to open up to me about how the pandemic and everything else has made you feel, please feel free to reach out to me as we are all in this together and we must open up as our mental health matters.

I can confirm that I’m excited to share with all of you the content I have in store, and I’m excited to share with you the photoshoots I’ve done so far this year for the photography series.

Stay tuned! I’ll be making sure the first few photo-sets are on here soon!

Until then, stay safe, everyone, and please tell me what your plans are for the month as I would love to hear from you!

Alex Smithson

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