Friday, July 6, 2012
If any of you are familiar with Kim Klassen, perhaps visited her website or taken any of her classes, you know that she talks a lot about dreams. She encourages her readers to write their dreams down and start pursuing them one by one.
Well, I've been having this recurring dream over the past year. Every few months it makes an appearance in my mind. It's kind of a scary dream and one that I don't say out loud to many people. Deep breath.....I would love to make photography my career. I want to combine my passion with the way I make a living. Don't get me wrong, the job I've had for the past ten years is a good job. I get to work on some interesting projects, with some great people and get to do it all from the comfort of my home. It feels secure. It's comfortable. It's what I know. But.....it's not my passion.
So what's holding me back? Honestly?
Fear of sounding silly when I say out loud, "I want to be a photographer." Fear of not being good enough.....have you seen the number of amazing photographers out there? Fear of just blending in. Fear of leaving my comfort zone. Fear of not finding work. Fear of not making enough money to pay the bills. Fear of no longer loving photography because now it's my full time job. Fear of failing. Fear....fear....fear....and the list goes on.
So what's a girl to do?
Right now, I don't have an answer other than I'm going to keep dreaming and praying. And I'm going to think of ways I can start pursuing my dream one baby step at a time. And I will continue to share my journey with you.
What about you? Do you have a dream that's been tucked away in your mind? What keeps you from living it out? Or perhaps you've taken a big leap and pursued your dream. Share your story....I'd love to hear it!
P.S. It's hot out....cool down with some water and don't forget to post your shots in our flickr pool!