Some Happy News…
I have some happy news . . . I finally finished my long-term dog photography project after seven years of work, including a year of revisions! I am very elated to have finished this body of work inspired by our sweet dear Biscuit, who changed my life forever. It is just a feat to finish. It was one of the hardest endeavors I have ever undertaken. There were so many times I thought I would never finish; many times where I encountered problems that I had to figure out and resolve; many times I experienced intense fear; many times I felt like my revisions would never end; and there were many times where the path felt uncertain. However, my desire to finish this body of work outweighed everything else, and I really learned to trust the process and journey. I, ultimately, learned to have blind faith through this process. I am ecstatic to be on the other side, which, often times, felt like I would never reach this point, during this process. I learned so much about myself during this process, while seeing this project though to the end, through think and thin, which is the only way to make dreams happen. (I previously wrote a blog post about what I learned during this creative endeavor, here.) I am really proud of this body of work, and I hope that it will positively impact others; and, importantly, helps other dogs like Biscuit and Victory. My blad and proposal are nearly complete, and I am excited to move onto the next steps of shepherding this work out into the world.
So, if there is something you really want to accomplish, it is possible, and I encourage you to try. The Universe will always support you. I am so sincerely grateful to my mentor, Deborah Samuel, who has helped shape my path and provides countless advice, feedback, encouragement, and support.
“The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them. The hunt to uncover those jewels — that’s creative living. The courage to go on that hunt in the first place — that’s what separates a mundane existence from a more enchanted one. The often surprising result of that hunt — that’s what I call Big Magic.” — Elizabeth Gilbert
(Image credit: Morgan Harper Nichols).