Daily Archives: July 11, 2011

The Sky’s the Limit!

f/22, 3 sec, ISO 200

Unsurprisingly, (at least to me!) the phrase “the sky’s the limit” isn’t applied to my life very frequently. In fact, I find myself more debilitated by the fear of failure and “what if’s?” more often than I’d like to admit.

f/18, 5 sec, ISO 200

Lately, I’ve been in a crossroads (rut?) in my life and I’m not certain what direction I should be heading. Engineering? Photography? Teacher? Baker? Mother? None of the above? After a few tearful conversations with Mr. Bean about me wanting to do what God wants me to do but having not much of an idea what that was, he commented “sometimes you have to make a decision and do something and if it’s the wrong direction, God will come along and say “no, no, no!” and puts you in the right direction.”

f/22, 5 sec, ISO 200

Huh. Silly as it is, that was exactly what I needed to hear, especially for my afraid-of-risk-taking and most-likely-to-wallow-in-uncertainty-seemingly-forever self.

f/22, 2 sec, ISO 200

What am I thinking of taking a risk on, you might ask. Well, I’m thinking of opening my own photography business. There, I said it so it must be true – just like how nothing really happens unless it says so on facebook. (haha) I’m starting off by doing some research on how one opens their own business and by gathering advice from professionals from online as well as from the library. (Have any advice you’d like to share? I’d love to hear it!)

f/22, 2.5 sec, ISO 200

I’m trying not to get caught up in the “what if’s?” and stress out about things like brainstorming a name, how to ask people for money and how much, how I should grow my portfolio, how to ask people for money and how much, about websites and branding, how to ask people for money and how much, and those kind of things.

f/22, 2.5 sec, ISO 200

I guess I know that I’m entering this as I think it’s where God is leading me to go but if it’s not, he’ll open the doors that I’m supposed to be going through. I know with God all things are possible, so perhaps the sky’s the limit after all?

Have you taken any risks lately?

These Straight Out Of the Camera shots are fireworks from the finale of the grandstand show at the Calgary Stampede. We are lucky enough to have friends who live nearby and allowed me to take photos from their deck. They are my submission for this week’s “The sky’s the limit” theme at Good to Wow: Shoot and Edit.

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