My eight session coaching with an amazing photographer is coming to an end today and I am amazed how much I have learned and continue to dream big. But I won’t like. Not having someone to talk to on a regular basis to ask this or that when things come up is a little scary. I don’t want to get stuck in my own mind and become frozen. I don’t think that will happen as part of the experience was a connection to a little intimate community of photographers but it won’t be the same.
I guess old habits die hard and a part of me reverts back to who I was. A person who waited and waited and wanted someone special to come along and take me by the hand to make things happen. That person is not coming. Not because they don’t want to but because they don’t exist.
We are in charge of our lives and of our dreams. Yes, we will get help along the way, but the work that has to be done, the cost that has to be paid is on us. There is simply no magical way. There is no short cut or easy way and so I realize that the work must continue.
I will get there. I believe it. I truly do, because I defined who I am and what I can provide. I have narrowed down what kind of photography I want to create and the kind of photographer I wish to be. The rest is just a series of handshakes and conversations. The rest is discipline and hustle. And of course time. I have to be patient.
But life is very funny. As I am coming to the end of the coaching session in my photography, my other passion is getting some attention. I am right in the middle of a podcasting workshop which is also quite phenomenal. I am quite confident that within a month I will have my first podcast recorded and edited. I will share that with the world and continue to record more.
I’m amazed how and when I manage to get things done. I steal a bit of time here and a bit of time there. Life is truly amazing when you let go of what you can’t do and simply commit to doing what you can.
I hope you do what you can too because you’ll be fulfilled and the world will be better for it.
Photo credit: https://unsplash.com/@popnzebra