Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. – Harold Thurman Whitman
Sometimes, I can’t help but to feel discouraged… As a photographer, I’m all about showing who I am through my photos and I feel like I do. Maybe it is a stage I’m going through… maybe it is about finding who I am COMPLETELY as a photographer. I need to spend more time doing that and less time trying to impress. A few, numerous or none may feel the way I do…but I honestly just need stop searching, start fresh and let people find me. There have been time after time where I’ve compared myself along the way, sold myself short, etc that I almost feel like I second guess myself when I want things to look a certain way, or ‘inspired’ to look like. I want to be the care-free marsha who never knew anything BUT passion again. That is something that will be fixed after this motivational post though :)
I know I’m not alone. I read a couple blog posts today and I’m thrilled, “wow, someone really understands. I’m really not alone in this.” It completely said what I needed to hear. It also helps that I have a great support system; my family and closest friends and my clients / returning clients. I can’t thank them enough… and to those who doubt me, well… nevermind you :) I’m just glad to have who I have in my life, my fans on facebook who cheer me on with small comments to emails! It is exactly what keeps me going. From now on, I will stop feeling discouraged, start enjoying my passion for photography and move forward to bigger and better things that lie ahead. I suggest you do the same! Are you with me?!
**I know I may be talking to myself, but I can’t help but to feel relieved. I noticed that I’ve been writing personal posts but I’d like to record everything in my photography journey this year and more + :)