BE FEARLESS IN PURSUIT OF WHAT SETS YOUR SOUL ON FIRE
I could go on and on about what this first official year of beginning my photography business has taught me. Seriously, I could probably write a book about it…hmm that’s not a bad idea ;) No but really, there are so many logistical ins and outs I’ve learned, obstacles I’ve faced, frustrations I have felt, and moments of thinking I was in way way way over my head.
Yes, all of those things can be tough to overcome…but let me tell you 100% what tried to creep in and destroy my dreams. I’ll give you a little hint…it starts with an “F” and ends with “EAR”. Yup, FEAR. Fear is what will stop a dreamer right in their tracks. Fear will destroy vision. Fear will create separation between the creator and the creation. Fear will replace hope for complacency. Fear is horrendous. I literally hate fear.
Whew, glad I got that out of my system :) So enough about fear…now let me tell you what drives me to do what I do! So what exactly has fueled me to work harder at this than anything I’ve ever done in my life!? Y’all…I could 100% start bawling crying right now thinking about this. (crap, here come the tears) I feel alive, I feel free, I feel myself, I feel so connected to my God, I feel driven, gifted, and hopeful.
It’s as though I’ve been given this special superpower of being able to pause moments in time for other people to relive. Like when they see a photo 10 years from now I want the memories of that day to come flooding back so rabidly that they can remember every little detail of the day. The smell of their bride’s hair, grandma who was sitting on the front row smiling the whole ceremony, the look in her dad’s eyes during their daddy/daughter dance, the moment right after their big sparkler exit when it’s finally just the two of them in the still and quite backseat of their ride to the hotel, and the deep promise they made to their forever best friend and lover.
That is why I do what I do. My soul is set on fire in this way that I have only ever experienced through photography…through capturing those moments in time. My passion to create mixed with my deep desire to know, love, and serve other people has enabled me to be bold in this profession. Do I always know 100% what I am doing 100% of the time…lol nope. But I am STRONG and full of LIFE. I am steadfast and I am not compromising. I will not listen to fear for one second. Fear can just stop even trying to get me to second guess myself and what I am dong cause there aint no way I am going to listen.
My challenge to you is to do exactly what this beautiful print by Jenessa Wait says…
BE FEARLESS IN PURSUIT OF WHAT SETS YOUR SOUL ON FIRE. Seriously try it. It’s fun.
So cheers to my first year as Christin Hume Photography!