"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world."
So here it goes. I'm finally getting it all together. I am taking the leap back into my photography and it feels so good.
I have really struggled for many years to have the confidence to dive into my love and passion for photography. Photography and visual media is a way of expression for me and for years I have denied myself that expression because when you put your art out into the world you are being vulnerable and open yourself up to criticism and judgement. Your art is something that comes from your soul and to have that out in the open is scary.
Taking your creative passion and hobby then turning it into a business or your profession is a huge leap. You are literally wearing your heart on your sleeve and it takes a lot of courage, confidence and strength to keep it there before retreating back inside yourself where your heart and soul is safe and protected. A place where you can live in your head with your doubts and succumb to the fear letting it control your life.
I finally welcome and embrace the fear with loving open arms because nothing will ever beat the feeling I get from expressing myself through my photography and documenting love, connection and life through my eyes (lens). Also the joy I get from meeting and working with such beautiful humans. My heart lights up when I see how my photography influences and inspires people.
I want to thank everyone that has supported me over the years. That have watched me flitter around, change my mind a million times, start things, end things, touch on things, all to finally keep on coming back to this little passion of mine. The thing I keep running away from, because doing something you love so passionately as a business is scary at times.
So here is to dancing with the fear and wearing my 'art' on my sleeve.