Shot with Nikon D750
Today, I have been thinking a lot about where I want to be when I finish school. I want to end up in a position where I can travel the world and make an impact on others through visual storytelling. I think for a long time I expected the world to just hand me what I had asked for on a silver platter. After getting knocked down over and over again, I understood that the people who are the most successful are the ones who put everything they've got into their work every. single. day. Things don't just happen by accident. You get where you want to be by working for it.
This week was fantastic. I was in the state of mind where I was questioning myself and my talent, worrying that I wasn't good enough or driven enough, to eventually land my dream job. As I was journaling about this, I got a call from a friend of mine. He told me that he had a bunch of studio backdrops and lighting equipment he no longer needed, and was wondering if I would be interested in taking it. Y'all. I swear this is one of the coolest things that has ever happened to me. I feel like as humans, we constantly look for validation when we make decisions. We want some kind of sign that we chose the right path. That phone call was an ah ha! moment for me. It validated what I had been questioning and I felt in my soul that I am on the right path.
I am a firm believer in the saying "everything happens for a reason." For so long, I ignored my gut and told myself I wasn't creative. The second I opened up my mind up to consider the possibility that I was, amazing things began to happen. I bust my butt every day so that I can learn more and more about photography. If I don't have anything scheduled, I will schedule office hours for myself and watch tutorial videos all day long.
If you are passionate about what you do, I guarantee that you will be blessed with situations and people that want to support you on your journey. Free your mind and the rest will follow.