I am blogging about why I haven’t blogged in a while. I started classes again and I did not anticipate it being so much work. It is quite draining actually (and boring). I LOVE photography… let me rephrase, I LOVE creating art and capturing beauty.
My life is blessed chaos. Between school work, my daughters school work, work-work, gymnastics, doctor appointments, editing, owning a business, photo sessions, editing, family activities, editing, co parenting, nurturing friendships/ relationships, did I say editing… I feel like I cannot catch my breath sometimes. And then I realize, “I haven’t blogged in a while”, and we know that feeling, right? Slow season is right around the corner and I look forward to about the first 5 minutes of it.
There are days when I look inwardly and feel so thankful for all of my blessings. But on the days I cannot find that courage...I never pass up the chance to create a beautiful, heartwarming image (even if I break the rules). It's my medicine. It's my way of connecting with my daughter, even when she's angry with me. It's my way of changing my perception of the world around me. Perception can change everything. And when I look through my lens, I change my perspective of that moment.
This business can be rough yet so rewarding. As I sit here feeling overwhelmed, I look through my pictures and see a moment when my perception changed. My daughter was tired and cold as she was letting our dog outside and I captured the beauty of it. No amount of struggles will ever take away my love for capturing life's moments. To all my photographer friends that feel defeated at times, follow your values and look for the moment that can change your perception. Don't give up doing what makes your world a better place.