Tracy Benjamin : "Shutterbean" blogger, photographer
You likely know Tracy Benjamin by her online presence as "Shutterbean" and website of the same name. Although Tracy started out as a food blogger and photographer, her site and focus has also grown to include the all important act of bringing creativity into our daily lives. In this episode Tracy speaks about the recent death of her mother, who many got to know through those hilarious instagram stories, and how that loss has impacted her daily life.
WD: What is the biggest challenge in your personal life?
TB: Staying on top of things/managing it all at once/making time for friends.
WD: What is the most satisfying aspect of your personal life?
TB: Getting to explore my hobbies for work.
WD: Is that what you thought you would be doing?
TB: I knew I wanted to be a photographer. I didn't know it would be related to my passion for food.
WD: What is your biggest challenge professionally?
TB: Juggling it all and being proactive about pitching myself.
WD: What is your favorite part of the day?
TB: when i have a bunch of photos to edit- it means i did some good work!
WD: Was there a defining moment that set you on your current path? What?
TB: Working in a cubicle and feeling dead inside made me more motivated to do something with my creativity- so i started my blog and kept that creative routine going....hoping it would pick up momentum somehow.
WD: What do you want more of in your life?
WD: Who is your support system?
TB: Husband mostly. My brother and my best friend Joy are always there for me. My mom was and now she's gone so that's been quite troubling!
WD: What did you want to be as a child when you grew up?
WD: Do you have a secret talent?
TB: I can remember people's birthdays