Today was a pretty emotional day.
The last 5 days have been, quite frankly, incredible. Sometimes, I wonder where my life will take me and if my photography career will ever launch or when I’ll book my first wedding as the prime shooter. Days like today ground me, and make me realise there are lots of photographers out there with the same insecurities as I have. But we will make it work. Together.
Jasmine told me off air to just start running. Once I can make Canada my new home, I certainly will.. I just have to be patient a little while longer.
[After the wedding, I was outside with JD & Jasmine Star as they shared a moment to take in the fact they had just completed this mammoth task]
You did it Jasmine & JD!
I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. For some crazy reason, the stars aligned perfectly and it allowed Nate, Audrey, Victoria, Stephanie and I to connect with Jasmine for this live workshop to the world. I don’t think it has settled in yet that I was even a part of it, that it was live to the world, that everyone was watching, listening and scribbling down notes.
Its so important to have a community within the photography industry. Different countries have different cultures and views on this, but I’m a firm believer that we will grow together. I have grown a lot these last few days and I hope I continue to.
It’s important that we seek inspiration but then take action on our ideas. I had conversations separately with various people about inspiration. With Nate Perkes on the night before Day 1 about Chase Jarvis’ post on inspiration, then with Michal Garcia the second day and again today with Craig of Creative Live during lunch.
Its important to be inspired, but its more important to be inspired and take action. I have a to-do list the size of .. well, its pretty big.. But I’m going to make an active decision to revisit that list as often as I can to make sure I’m achieving my goals.
I’ve worked hard to get to where I am, and there is still a long, long way to go. I like the challenge and embrace it.
Jasmine this last week has been like a mother in some ways to a child learning to ride a bike. This is now the bit where she lets go and we see if we can stay balanced and ride the rest of the journey, turn around and say ”hey, I did it!”
I wish you the best in your journey.