Warning!! This post is not about me being a Tucson Photographer. This is a personal post that I hope will inspire and encourage others.
Last year I had run into somewhat of a rut. I lost my purpose, clarity, focus. Not as a photographer but as a person. Which pretty much can affect a lot of areas in someone's life. Things that have always been routine for me lacked. My schedule got crammed. I said yes to a lot of things I didn’t want to do. I said no to things I really wanted to do. My health suffered. My house suffered etc.
Have you ever been in a similar place?
You know, that uncomfortable feeling you have knowing your life isn't going in the right direction? Or sometimes its the painful feeling that it’s NOT moving AT ALL. Here are some things I would like you to think about with me ...
To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. -Ecclesiastes 3:1
I thought about this for a while and it is time to grow.
It's time to try things I haven’t. To push myself. To stop accepting defeat. To stop holding myself back from things I really want to accomplish (because I tell myself that I will be “too old” once I reach my goals). Zig Ziglar once told a story in his Goals Program about someone who wanted to go back to school to get their degree but wouldn't because of how old they'd be once they finished, to which he replied "How old will you be if you don’t?"
We all can be our own worst enemy but so can others. Take a look at this video I came across the other day ...
I am promising myself that I will no longer live a life full of things that do not give life to myself, my family and my dreams.
Whether that be physical things like clutter, paperwork, dishes or clothes I don’t even use. Methods of thinking that create more steps, take up more time, complicate life and even some people! We don't have to accept toxic or unhealthy relationships. Again, with the frame of mind that if it doesn’t add to my life then its taking away from it.
I love people but why would I want my tribe to be filled with people who don’t get me, my humor, my kids, my love for God or my style?
Its exhausting. I encourage you NOT to do that.
So if you’re with me and you feel the same repeat after me ...
- I will stop doing things I don’t enjoy
- I will get rid of things I don’t need
- I will keep only the things that are helpful and beneficial to me
- I will do something different
- I will be uncomfortable
- I will learn from it
- I will grow
"He has made everything beautiful in its time." -Ecclesiastes 3:11
He’s not done with me and He’s not done with you.
Oh yes … this little light of mine. I’m gonna let it shine.