Today has been a rough day for me. I'm not sure why, but it's been very emotional. So emotional, I've been eying that chocolate fudge ice cream sitting in the freezer. Out of all these billions of people in the world, I'M my own worst enemy. I'M my own worst critic. I spend days staring at a screen editing, answering messages, designing products, and I love it. But there's always that inner voice inside me that keeps telling me that I suck.

Today during this downpour of just self-hate, I had a session with my former senior rep Dakota. She bragged about how I was and will always be HER photographer. That she doesn't understand why I'm so mean to myself when she has seen me grown.

That sparked a question. Grown? How have I grown? I didn't believe it until I put 2 years of pictures together of Matt and Dakota and I once again was a very emotional mess.

A lot of my photographer friends, there will be days you hate how a picture looks, how you edited, you will meet a client that just isn't your match, and you will spend 24 hours editing until your fingers bleed and your eyes ache.

BUT. DON'T. GIVE. UP.

"Never give up, and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds."

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