Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I thought the comments from my last post were some of the most interesting I've ever received.
I loved what lagirl had to say: Everyone has fears... it makes us feel weak & vulnerable...Truth is, it should make us feel like Kindred Spirits since we all experience fear at one level or another. Doncha think?!
Kindred Spirits, yes. That's what I'm counting on.
Be gentle now. When I tell you my brave thing some of you are going to roll your eyes and say, "That's it? That's what she went on and on about?" Just remember, you might have been doing this kind of thing for a long, long time. I've been avoiding public failure for decades.
Gulp. OK, here goes.
I plan to be a photographer. A good one. Maybe even a great one. I plan to someday have people asking me where they can buy my pictures.
There. I said it. Publicly.
I told you some of you would think, "What's the big deal? These days everyone wants to be a photographer." And maybe it's not. Maybe it's only a big deal to me. A big deal because for years I've been a dreamer. But this year, this beautiful 2010, I am putting feet to my dreams. And, so, I told you. It was my first step in a brave new me. Here's the next step: I'm gonna show you. And, while this might be an exercise in public failure, I'd like to think of it as a chance for growth.
Every day since January 1st, I've been taking and posting a picture. My own sort of private 365. Today, I'm going to show them to you. I'm going to invite your comments, your input, your encouragement, and your critical eye. Tomorrow I'm going to join a 365 group and open myself up to the wider public. Next month? Who knows? But, maybe, just maybe you'd like to join me on this journey? Maybe we can walk it together. Kindred Spirit to Kindred Spirit.
You can find my daily picture on our family blog here. You can see all my pictures here.
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