Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Blogsite Vs. Website & Doing Things That Scare Me

I just thought I'd take a quick sec and explain why I choose to have a blogsite versus a traditional website. For starters, blogging was my first love. It's pretty much the reason I wanted to learn to take good pictures. But, more importantly, I love the connections I get to make with people through it. I don't think I would even want to be a photographer if it wasn't for the amazing people I get to call clients, and I think my blog is a gateway to those relationships! My hope is that by the time we meet for your photo shoot, we already feel like friends!
So, I have a confession. I put something off for over a year (A YEAR!) simply because I was afraid. It was so far out of my comfort zone I don't even know why I thought of it in the first place. I'm not talking about something I tucked away, not thinking about it, not remembering. I'm talking about something that crossed my mind more times than I could remember. I'm talking about emails (yes there was more than one) written, and never sent. Finally, the internal struggle between "I could never put myself out there like that" versus "what have you got to lose" came to an end. I decided to put on my big girl pants, send the email, and I was fully prepared to be let down, to be laughed at, to be told a big fat explicit NO. But, I did it anyway, and, much to my dismay, the response wasn't any of those things. It was everything I could have hoped for, though I didn't know what that was at the time (wink). And, I'm so thankful that somewhere deep down inside I found the courage to do something I normally wouldn't do. Later this year, Richard and I are going to Connecticut to work with two of my photography idols Justin & Mary. We are both incredibly excited for the opportunity!
Speaking of doing things that scare me...I did my first headstand! I used to do yoga on a regular bases, well, like 2-3 times a week. But, it's been over a year since I attended a class regularly. I still love it, and will just do it in my home or catch a class when I can. The closest I have ever come to a headstand was flailing my legs about two inches above the ground. I was just too scared. After seeing Camilla do it, I secretly added it to my bucket list, and after watching this video, I knew, no questions asked, it was going to happen. After looking at endless amounts of pictures on pinterest, and watching a few how to videos, I finally did it! I can't hold it for long, but I'm working on it! I've also taught hubby, and the kiddos! We're a bunch of headstand loving freaks!
Thanks for taking the time to read this! Now, go do something that scares you!

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