by Kelli France, Editor-in-Chief
Every Sunday we post something to encourage you and help you feel more confident in your photography journey…
My 8 year old son has been on this kick where he walks around saying phrases like, “I’m awesome.” All.day.long. I’m pretty sure he does it mostly to annoy his little brother but I secretly like it because he’s confident. It reminds me of a story a lady in my Church shared about her teenage daughter whose text signature line was “I am awesome. That is all.” The confidence that can be found in youth is a quality we all need to strive for.
It seems that as we grow older we sometimes forget that we truly are awesome. Women, especially, compare ourselves with other women who might be skinnier, prettier, richer, or better photographers than we are. It’s easy to do and we all do it.
But guess what? You are awesome, just the way you are! And you should be saying that to yourself, the way my son shares it with the world, all.the.time.
In fact, I give you permission to make your text or email signature line say: “I am awesome. That is all,” because it’s true. You ARE! And don’t you forget it.
Don’t you forget you are awesome when you are looking at someone else’s blog and you see their amazing photos and you start to question your own photography skills.
Don’t you forget you are awesome when someone posts a photo on Facebook that gets a zillion comments when your latest Facebook photo got only two.
Don’t you forget you are awesome when another photographer in your town seems to be super busy with clients and you are hearing nothing but crickets.
Don’t you forget you are awesome when you are trying your best to make your photographs look beautiful and yet you still can’t seem to get it just right.
Somedays will be good. Somedays will be hard.
But don’t you forget: