Life is a Verb {Columbus Ohio Photographer}

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Are you comfortable in your own skin?

Are you where you dreamed you would be, when all those years ago you said... "When I grow up, I..."?

My life has taken many twists and turns. Happily, I am now following my bliss by creating a business from my passion of photography. I got derailed along the way for various reasons, but I have now arrived at this wonderful place! Currently, I'm slowly reading "Life is a Verb" by Patti Digh. Wow. I feel like I'm sitting down with a friend I have know my whole life and we're chatting over coffee, solving world problems and our own! If you feel like you are moving too fast, like you are feeling unsettled or stuck... I highly recommend this book! Only halfway through, numerous pages are dog-eared, words are scribbled in the margins, quotes are circled and starred - really good read! Reading this book has made me realize that finally, I AM comfortable in my own skin. And all those years ago, when I very confidently told everyone and the world that "When I grown up I want to be a photographer (insert your own here)".... I know that I have indeed arrived there.

Be who you are and say what you feel
because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind. ~ Dr. Seuss

Today, tell yourself these things... and believe them!

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Jen said...

Love this! I've often hesitated so say, "I'm a photographer" because I'm not in the place I want to be with it. On my recent trip to India, I felt challenged to step into the authority of a photographer. I hate how fear holds me back but as I see my dreams coming true, I must not be timid to walk in it with confidence!

O. Joy said...

Thanks, Jen! You hit the nail on the head with the fear thing! We hold ourselves back because of fear - of so many things - are we good enough? What will others thing? etc, etc. Yes! Walk with confidence!! xx

Char said...

that book has been on my list too - i can't wait to read it. thanks for sharing your thoughts on it because too often i take the passive path.

Anonymous said...

The violets are so lovely...I'm such a sucker for their scent but even without the scent, these photographs are beautiful!

And I so agree with you about Patti Digh's writing.

Gone Country said...

You nailed it on the head for me! I recently used the Dr. Seuss in one of my posts. It's so true and I have to remind myself of that! I am also feeling unsettled lately and I know that fear plays a huge part in holding me back in pursuing my dreams. I just may have to check out this book!

Your photos are lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Traci said...

Wonderful thoughts and gorgeous photos...sounds like a fabulous read...just as soon as I finish reading "Taming the Spirited Child".

Kristy said...

These are so pretty!

Maron said...

Love your blog...and your spirit! Made me smile...=)

Maureen said...

Arfully Blogging introduced me to your images, and I feel inspired! I love your soft photos as I feel as if I'm in a beautiful dream...keep on creating and sharing with others.