"What is one tip or piece of advice you wish you would have learned when you first began your photography journey? Or, if you are just starting out, what one thing would you like to learn most?"
I read a few of the comments, and this one in particular stood out to me:
"The only photographer you should compare yourself to, is the one you used to be."
Convicted, yet again. Because how true is that and how hard is it. I mean really. You can pretty much insert anything into that statement and it's true.
"The only person you should compare yourself to, is the one you used to be."
"The only relationship you should compare your current relationship to, is the one you use to have."
Job satisfaction, home ownership, traveling you've done. All of it. I don't know why this is such a big light bulb moment for me. It should be obvious, right?
Well it wasn't. And I think it's finally hitting me. I'm sure you're thrilled. But, I think I'm ready to stop trying to figure out what I'm supposed to be, all the while trying to be everything all at once in the process. (dumb) Cross your fingers for me.
I think I just keep moving forward. And keep enjoying the moments. And stop comparing myself to anyone other than who I was yesterday.
I think in this case it's better to keep the blinders on, to not get swayed by popular culture, trends, and what a great life they have thoughts.
Because I have a great life.
We have a great life.
Case in point..
Look at this little girl :) I get to be her aunt, and that's something special.
And this guy? He makes me smile on a daily basis. Never a dull moment, that's for sure.
Yea? yea. xo