Light at the end of the Tunnel

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When things get difficult, it is common to think that there is light at the end of the tunnel.  That if we just get through this, things will get better.  We are always in such a hurry to get to the end…..to escape what’s difficult or challenging, rather than embrace the journey that we are on.  I am no different.  When I started this photography journey, I just wanted to be noticed.  I was frustrated with the speed that my career was taking.  I wasn’t booking clients.  I wasn’t making money.  Yet, I was working my ASS off and getting no where fast.  Being a photographer is difficult.  There really is nothing easy about it.  There are photographers on every corner offering to do more for less and it is so hard to keep a competitive edge.  I focused on what I didn’t have, what I hadn’t achieved etc.  My insightful husband kept saying to me that I needed to refocus…to slow down and enjoy the journey rather than fast forwarding to the end.  I will admit that there are still days when I wish I was holding the light…….yet I am thoroughly enjoying the ride, and all the hiccups along the way.

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