Graphic design and photography have always interested me but my efforts to improve my skills have been negligible. Over the years I’ve looked into courses, certificate programs, Masters degrees in Fine Art and made list after list of creative goals, but never made any moves until today when I finally created a Facebook Page to share my photography.
But why now? And why all the feet dragging?
First, I was horrified when I recently pulled up my Pinterest board “You Will Try This,“—basically my visual bucket list of anything I want to act on now—and saw an article I pinned TWO YEARS AGO titled: 22 Things You Can Do Today to Change Your Digital Photography Forever. I was stunned. If I’d just read the article I’d have two years of improved photography skills under my belt today!
Second, I recently read an article that described what “daring” means for Oprah:
“Coming to the edge. Seeing the space between where I am and where I want to go. It’s pretty wide. But having the faith to take the leap anyway and knowing that no matter where you land, it’s going to be okay.”
Together with her famous maxim: Live your best life, I’m completely smitten. It was just the kick in the pants I needed to be brave enough to begin. And you know what happened right after I started my photography Facebook page up? A friend contacted me to say she’d wanted to ask me if could take some maternity photos for her.