Sunday, May 2, 2010

Dream Big

I never thought, in all of my life, that I would succumb to getting a blog. I said the same thing about Twitter, but I have one of those too. (@jackiepalooza...*ahem*). The reason I finally got one is to get on all my friends nerves, and be really trendy.
Just kidding. The real reason I got one is to share my thoughts occasionally, if I feel like I have something really good to say, but mostly to share my photography. I'm what you may call a "budding" photographer, and I want to share my work somewhere other than on Facebook. I am aware that I have a lot to learn, and I plan to post my work with anticipation that people will share their comments and criticisms.
Photography is something I've wanted to pursue since High School, but never really had much of an opportunity to do so until recently. I have an Aunt and Uncle, Ryan and Misty Case, who own a Photography business, They have given me so many opportunities to practice, learn, and grow, and I am very grateful for them. My plan is to someday permanently work with them, or perhaps even have my own little business on the side. (WHOA! dream big.)
Anyway, I'm almost a Senior, studying Psychology and religious studies at UNC Charlotte. I'm heavily involved with a campus ministry called Impact ( and being a part of this community has, as cliche as it sounds, changed my life. My plan is to go to grad school to become a Christian Counselor. Perhaps one day you'll know me as Dr. Forrest. There I go dreaming big again. I hope you enjoy my blog, and I hope you share your thoughts with me and help me grow in my dreams and passions.
And you can call me Jackie.


  1. :) Don't stop dreaming big Jackie. If you want a good place to share your art and get critiques check out and Deviantart has a lot of crappy art on it, but it also has a lot of brilliant artists who can REALLY help you learn so much. :)

  2. Thanks Lishi! I have been trying to find the best place to do that. I tried Flickr a little bit, but it's just hard to use, for me. I've heard a lot about jpgmag, I'll check them out!

  3. I <3 you. Thanks for taking pictures of Eric and me. I love them!