I've been reflecting a lot on taking chances. Relaunching my photography business with robust zeal is as overwhelming as it is exciting. I've had to put aside my fears, plot my course, and follow this dream of mine. I know I have the skills to take the photos and make my clients happy. What I don't know is if the community will embrace me and demand my skills. I'm doing everything I can think of to say, "Hey! Look! I'm here and I can do beautiful things for you!" S.S.P = Shameless Self Promotion!
This venture is about taking chances. However, you cannot take a chance without putting forth effort. You cannot "take a leap of faith" without bending your knees and jumping. I'm networking. I'm jumping on opportunities, even if I think they may not pan out because there's as much of a chance that I'll hear a yes as that I'll hear a no. I have a mental image of a tiny me vigorously jumping up and down, waiving my arms above my head frantically, and yelling in a tiny voice, "Look at me! I'm over here! Come find out why I'm special!"
So, I will continue to throw my hat into every ring that comes my way. I will continue to be resilient. Resiliency seems to be a cornerstone in the success of the photographers I look up to. I will blaze, and burn, and keep putting myself out there. I have to believe in myself and my skills and have faith that you wonderful people out there will choose to have faith in me and my skills enough to come spend time with me in front of my camera! I hope to see you soon!
And now...time for a toddler with a camera!