“What if my words where meant for deeds?” ~ George Elliot
What if in 2019…you did all the things you said we wanted to?
What if in 2019 you… said all you where afraid to?
What if in 2019 you…dreamed out loud, all that embarrasses you, it sounds so ridiculous?
What if in 2019 you…played blindly, childlike, working hard at exploring?
What if in 2019 you…brought the best of you to life, because you’re living who you were meant to be?
As 2019 dawns, I ponder the blessings I’ve enjoyed these last twelve months. The hard-earned ones. The despite-myself moments. The surprises that drop kicked me into getting out of my own way.
The ocean abstracts in this post represent perfectly my 2018 in review. Not that long ago, I couldn’t have captured them. The camera settings, the lens, the light, the motion, that lovely beast of a tripod… They where all daunting mysteries. But I love myself a puzzle.
Now, for the most part, my gear and I have become friends. As I gaze at 2019, I feel peace and calm in my ability to continue growing “equipment” skills. So I’m intentionally shifting more of my focus to expanding the reach of my images.
Into healing spaces. Gallery spaces. Learning spaces. Public spaces, where the joy and fire and peace and awe of these captures can touch other searching souls.
Welcome another new year full of dawning “terror” ;o)
I’m not a salesperson, a marketing person, a, “Look at me! I’m good at this person.”
In publishing, I have agents and editors and publishers standing between me and the reader—lovely buffers taking the pressure off of of me having to explain what I am and do and want the work to mean to those I want it to mean the most.
I’m not there yet with my images.
Yet I live to see Affirmation Photography™ transform someone’s else’s reality. When that happens, it’s EVERYTHING to me.
And in order for my images to touch more lives this year, become more transformative, inspire more to do more with their own vision, it’s time for me to stop being so squeamish. I need to get over the discomfort and fear, work harder at putting myself out there, and grow a new set of skills to the next level.
It’s time to make new words my deeds!
Time to solve another puzzle.
What your 2019 dreams be, and how hard will you work to see them reality?