This is the beginning of trying out different styles and tutorials when it comes to editing and finding a workflow that works for me. 

This is my first edit. I found this tutorial through the SG website, and so far the only difference in my old editing process and the new one is color balance, feathering, and sharpening.

Just those three finishing touches makes a huge difference. 

If anyone has any photo editing tutorials they reference to please send the links my way <3