I love the art of photography.
For one, it forces me to be in the present moment. With camera in hand and the viewfinder held to my eye, the process of photographing opens my eyes to the world around me. I'm an artist photographer.
Secondly, it often forces me out of my comfort zone. I attempt to introduce myself to people I meet along the way. This is a work in progress. Sometimes I muster up enough courage to start the conversation and sometimes I don't. In the end, whenever I end up walking away without hearing their story, I always wish I had.
I was not created for mediocrity.
And neither were you. As I look back and think about how far I've come, I can't help but wonder where I'd be if I never took that first step. Chances are I would've accepted mediocrity and continued living someone else's dream. Once I started calling myself an artist photographer and visual storyteller, opportunities began to open up for me. It's true what Alexander Graham Bell said, "When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."
The truth is, I refuse to settle for mediocrity.
My mission in life is to live to my fullest potential by creating work that matters.
I was born to tell stories, whether that's through photographs as an artist photographer, the written word or other creative mediums.
When your God-given gift reveals itself, you must act on it. Otherwise, you'll be doing yourself and those around you a disservice. Sometimes, I go down a deep hole of self-pity because creative work is hard. But this is only temporary. I have a mission to complete in this life.
What am I going to do with this God-given talent?
I’m going to keep moving forward, baby step after baby step. I will keep the faith during the challenging times and practice gratitude always.
Does that mean I have all the answers and the process is easy for me? Absolutely not! But, I refuse to stay stuck. It’s my hope that you can get unstuck too.
I invite you along on this journey of 100 Blog Posts in 100 Days
There will be times of triumph and times of struggle, but I will show up through it all. I would LOVE to hear your thoughts along the way. COMMENT BELOW!
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