I took some intentional time off from blogging during the holiday season, and last Monday felt ready to jump back into the swing of things, to kick off the new year. The morning started off wonderfully. Got my girls to school in time, squeezed in a workout, began prepping a new recipe for the blog, pulled out my trusty DSLR and began shooting the process shots. Halfway through the shoot, my camera froze up and the shutter button stopped working. This set me into a bit of a panic. I tried swapping the battery, resetting the camera, changing lenses, pretty much doing everything possible for some signs of life, but all to no avail.
After shedding a few tears and researching repair options, I came to the realization that it was time. Time for new equipment, which led to more tears. Why, you might ask? Well, because change is hard and I’ve never been one to welcome change easily. As a worrier, the idea of having to start over is oftentimes overwhelming! And I love routine. I would actually forego most brand new experiences and things in exchange for my comfort zone, but that brought me to this realization.
“you grow the most when you’re outside of your comfort zone.”
Key word outside of your comfort zone. Yes, I’ve heard versions of this quote many times before, but this time the words resonated with me differently- perhaps a result of the personal growth I’ve experienced in 2019.
And how timely…
Now that 2020 has arrived, is there really any better way to set the tone for a fresh start? Sure, that start might come with some sacrifices and unexpected changes, but I’m a firm believer that I was presented with this experience for a reason.
After taking time to think about it, I realized that I’ve actually outgrown the DSLR that my husband gifted to me on Christmas 2013. The tool that ignited my passion for photography, allowing me to grow to where I am today has served its purpose and I am grateful for everything I was able to learn with it in the process. But that’s not all. The experience has opened my eyes to the areas that need tending to in order to grow both personally and professionally and it all starts with me, taking more risks, being open to trying new things, and of course, stepping out of that comfort zone, because with or without a new camera, that’s where the real growth lies.
I also realize that each experience brings with it a lesson and the way that we respond to that experience can teach us much about where we are on our own personal journey. For 2020 I choose growth and I am preparing to accept change, and step out of my comfort zone so that I can be a better version of myself, individually, for my loved ones and in business.
As a result you will see new projects, videos and tutorials on the blog very soon.
And because my old Canon 5d Mark II was such a special camera to me, I’ve highlighted some of my favorite shots from the month of December using it.
It has served me well!
Happy New year all! Here’s to fresh starts, personal growth and new opportunity!
What are some of your goals for the year 2020?
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