The flowers bow their heads to the weight of each graceful flake. The air is thick with their chilling touch and to go out into the snow means I cannot escape from their grasp. Grey skies keep the sun’s rays from the surface of the earth, yet the world glows with a winter light.
When I first started my photography business I had no idea how to reach people or gain an audience. I had an Instagram account but no followers and a website without viewers. But one day I woke up to the reality that there were people following me, amazingly creative people.
I blinked and the year was literally gone. Seemingly each year goes by faster and faster leaving us with a blur of memories and thoughts that we put aside as we face the new year. But what if we got out these blurred memories and evaluated our year? Taking each mistake and failure and transforming them into lessons learned?
Life is so short. Each moment that goes by will never be experienced again. It’s a very scary thought, especially when we think about all we haven’t done. Often I begin to think about what I want to do and what I haven’t and get terribly scared. So scared that I end up not doing the things I want to do. This thought process is destructive and down right crazy. To let fear prevent us from doing the things we want to do should be unheard of. We all fall into the cycle of being scared of out doing what we would like to accomplish.
Where do I even start?
I guess the best place to start any story is at the beginning, so let me take you back to 2015, when 14 year old me and my mother embarked on an epic journey to Boone, North Carolina. As we drove up that very large, very foggy mountain it was like driving from one world and into another. Those of you who also took that journey will know exactly what I mean when I describe the trip as completely magical.
At the beginning of each and every year I bite off more than I can chew. I set so many goals that it’s just impossible to finish them in a years time. One of the goals was to do three 30 day challenges. I was able to do two privately, but I made the decision to do the last one on Facebook. Continue reading “Challenges Of A Challenge”
Not very often do I stray from the boundaries of eleven acres, jump in the car and stroll among the outside world wearing capes, nightgowns and wedding dresses. Not often enough do I explore graveyards, forests, and cities for the perfect photoshoot locations.
I don’t take my passion outside of my house enough.