After yesterday’s madness, I feel like my heart is still racing and my mind is going a mile a minute! So many of you came out of the woodwork to show your love and support and I couldn’t be more grateful. I love you, guys. Thank you for your posts and messages and texts and likes. I’m certain you have no idea how much it means to me that you’re along for the excitement with me :)
I want this so badly. Annmarie Swift Photography. I want it.
It’s going to happen.
I’m going to make things happen. Big big things.
I’m taking some pretty serious steps in the next few weeks and months to start my journey. I’m taking these steps with the right people. Amazing and creative people that I admire. These people inspire me and motivate me and make me realize how important their passion is and how it fuels mine. They make me realize that I really can dream my dream and then fulfill it.
I’ve never wanted something as much I wanted to be a teacher. I always always knew it was what I wanted to be when I grew up, how I wanted to spend my life and my time. But now, everything is so different.
I know some of you (maybe just a select few actually) are nervous that I won’t go back to the classroom. I’ve always known in my heart that I was meant to be a teacher, but I think I’m learning that it’s not the only thing I’m meant to be. I think I’m meant to be behind the camera, too. And that’s okay.
It’s scary. And exciting. And really crazy. And it makes me so so happy.
I hope that in the coming months (and years, too!), you’ll continue with that support… that you’ll listen when I need someone to bounce ideas off or vent to or, you’ll pose for me, or help me put together image delivery boxes (I’m already dreaming big things for them!), that you’ll want to do a happy dance with me after a great shoot, that you’ll share photos and creatives with me that you think will inspire me.
I know you will. I can’t wait for all of those things.
I have so far to go and so much to learn and experience, but I’m doing it. I’ve been doing it. I’ve already come so far.
I took a professional development class at school that talked about knowing your knowledge. Do you know what you know, what you don’t know? Or do you not know what you know, what you don’t know?
I don’t know what I don’t know. It’s sort of an uncomfortable place to be. To not know what’s out there. To not yet realize just how much or what I have to learn, but it’s comforting knowing that I want to get there. I want to be in a place where I know what I do and don’t know. You know? Too much?
I’ve heard quite a few times that big things only happen outside of your comfort zone. That’s where I am right now. Stepping (slowly) outside of my comfort zone. One shoot, one subject, one image at a time.
I’m loving every second.
“You Know” – Lara Casey Shop Print – source
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