My name is Ami, I am originally Indonesian and have been living in Scotland for 20 years. As a wife, a part timer and a mum of the two boys I always want to do something for myself and that took me to see the world in Photography that I have been focusing since 2007, until recently I started my own workshop with good interests from people who wants to learn to take candid photography and how to overcome their fear to get closer to the subject that they can apply them in their everyday life, but things happened unexpectedly and took me to another direction, with a lot of confusion and struggle I have finally made decision to fulfill my soul calling as a spiritual teacher/counselor/healer and therapist, this new path that I am currently take makes me realize that I have the gifts from the Universe to share and help others who needs it.
A little story about me: When I was a little baby I suffered a lot and experiencing nearly death experience, until one day the Doctor told my parent that I would never live again, my parent were broken hearten and didn’t have any choice other than surrender and being prepared for the worst of my condition. After years living without any expectation, gradually I got better just before start primary school ages of 8 years old and to my parent it was miracle. Some of my distance family member (included my Grandfather ) were gifted people and they know that I was one of them but never said anything in person to myself. Since I was a kid I always have been living according to my gut feelings, my parent never stop me doing the thing that I wanted to do, they know that if I survived from nearly death experience that means I can overcome any obstacles, and I always aware that I am the odd one in my family.
Before I become my true self, I was always looking for something trying different things to explore, until I found photography while my kids were small and started my photography journey then. I always believe that having family doesn’t mean you have to give up yourself as a unique individual to be creative and engaging your mind to learn something new. I don’t normally sit down for 5 minutes and always trying to do something, Photography is perfect for me as I can be relaxing while creating photo by going out doing candid or editing on my desk. You might be interested to see my portfolio here.
I remember as a photographer I was always tempted to buy another camera and spent weeks or months reading camera reviews and people opinion, for couple years I had my eyes on one of an expensive camera, then my husband offered me on our 10th wedding anniversary but I said “No, Thank you.” (He couldn’t believe what he heard!) the reason is, I want an expensive branded camera but that’s not what I need, my Fuji camera is the best camera ever, and I am happy with it. In my daily life that’s what I do now, always asking to myself, is it a need or the want?
I am now living peacefully, feeling content and happy with my loving husband and my two grown up boys.