Blog Challenge #6: A Vulnerable Post
We have all had times of uncertainty and times where we just want to give up ... Including myself.
Not long ago ... I was having a really hard time in my personal life that few people know about. These things were becoming too much for me to handle I even started doubting my talents as a photographer!!
I was really having a hard time, I found myself comparing my work with others. I talked myself into a hole saying that the reason why I wasn't getting many clients was because no one thought my work was good enough. I kept telling myself lies that brought me further down because it was easier to find the negative then it was to find the positive! :(
One day I was talking to my friend about giving up until she stopped me and said something that I really needed to here! She said "Naomi! If you give up photography I will hurt you!!"
She has always been really good at being blunt with me! Everyone needs a friend like her!!
She not only was blunt with me but she also reminded me of all the things I was amazing at including photography. She reminded me of the people I have helped and of all the good I can bring if I would just stop putting myself down!
Man was she SO right!!
Through the next little while she, my husband and others who are close to me helped as I got myself back in order! I started reading more about things that are useful and listened to things that would help lift me up!
Not long after I had people asking me to take their pictures and I have been creating more images that I am proud of since!
I have tried really hard to stay away from the negativity in my life and cling to the positive!
There are still times that can be hard but I remind myself to keep moving forward!
This is a little quote that I found a while ago.
I LOVE looking at this quote to remind myself that everyday is a new day to become better!
If something in your life is bringing a lot of negativity, stay away from it or turn it into something positive!! Life is about experiencing joy, love and adventure!
So get up and create your happiness! Start NOW! :)