It's quarter after midnight on Saturday night and Mr. W and I are sitting on the couch eating carrots and cheese and watching Hoarders. It's not as pathetic as it sounds, really. Ok, maybe it is, but we DID watch a movie and share a glass of wine earlier in the evening, so there is hope for us, right?!
The day started out the way many of our Saturdays do...at least the ones where we don't have to set our alarm and get up and hurry off somewhere. We slept in 'til 9:30 (yes!) and soon after we were up and on our way to the fruit market. We love going there on Saturday mornings, sometimes combining it with a stop at Starbucks, however not today. Today we decided to grab lunch at one of our favorite lunchy spots...Blooming Grounds Coffee House. We talked about our day and how much we loved our turkey cheddar paninis and homemade potato soup. Our laughter echoed off the mossy green and brick- painted walls, as I read to him from the front page and talked about how awesome the ambience is in here and how I can make my newest dream come true.
A photographer? Really? Can I really do this? How do people pursue their dreams, and transform them into reality? There are as many answers to that question as there are stars in the sky, and believe me when I say I have thought of them all...including the ones that don't have happy endings. But one thing I do know for sure. God has a purpose for my life. And if it includes pursuing this photography thing, then He will make a way. I just need to have an open heart and ears that hear His voice. Some wisdom would be good too.
I asked Vince if he thought that God values photography, and without hesitation he said "absolutely"! Then he went on about how it appreciates the beauty of His creation, and how God is creative and artistic and aren't we made in His image?
I love that man. He just gave me permission to be excited about this.
So now what? I've been overwhelmed the past couple of months...surfing the web for information about cameras & lenses, apertures and white balance and lighting and iso's, In my quest to take things to the next level I have found many sites of photographers far more talented than I, and have had to fight off the temptation to be discouraged and wonder if this is just ridiculous. I know in my heart that it is not...that there is a passion there that I think I can do something with. That God can do something with, that will not only bless me but our whole family too, not to mention those who may find themselves on the other side of my lens.
Now...it's 2am. I could still babble on and on, but for now my bed is calling and tomorrow I will blog more about my thoughts, oh and my new best friend!