my tragic downfall

pecan sandies.

there i’ve said it out loud. no more hiding behind great tea and a small plate of these amazing cookies. i KNOW they are not that great for me, but i just can’t seem to help myself. completely counter-productive to the hour that i spent at the gym today. but i continue to eat them.

what. is. wrong. with. me!!?? I just can’t stop. It is very (very) likely that I ate about half of the package today.

but we all have our little secret and simple pleasures that we have to indulge in every once in a while. in photography my tragic downfall is my 50mm 1.8 lens, for anyone who has spent some time behind this lens with me you know it as the “eyeball” lens.

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And believe me, I LOVE the eyeball lens.

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But after a while I have to take a step back and change my perspective.  Its healthy to do that.  and challenging to have that breath of fresh air.

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I know I can’t eat Pecan Sandies for every meal, although I would, I shouldn’t.  Just like I know that I can’t stick to what I am comfortable or love so much in photography.  I think its a motto, or at least a goal, to do something different at each shoot I go out on.  If its using a different lens (that changes my perspective) or a new pose or a new prop…somethings I am going to love.  Others I’m going to never, ever do again.  But the point is that I’m not stagnant. I’m growing.  Being challenged and becoming the best photographer I can be for right now.

This is all I can ask for.  I pray God opens the doors.  and when he does I fall to my knees and ask for the courage to walk through.  and when I do, I fall to my knees again and ask for the strength to make it to the other side.  I am LOVING this process of becoming a photographer. I feel like my passion and joy for life is being renewed.

deep breath.

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