Eating the elephant

It took me about four hours after church today to motivate myself to sit down at my computer. It’s not that I don’t like what I’m doing because I do. I love it. But learning all the business stuff like insurance, taxes, contracts? Not really my thing. But I want to do this photography thing right so I’ll be darned if I don’t finish (er, start) strong.

I had the blessing of hanging out with some creative and like-minded people this weekend who reignited the passion I was losing from burn out. I’ve only just begun and so the burn out really scared me. I guess it’s not unreasonable — working full time, shooting, editing, trying to start a business — and it’s so easy to hit the snooze instead of getting up to work out. Or study. Or pray. It’s easy to shut your brain off when you get home from a long day at work and turn on Netflix instead of editing, learning or putting yourself out there. Or maybe that’s the fear talking. 

Fear takes on different forms for everyone but for me, it’s procrastination and perfection paralysis. If part a isn’t perfect, I can’t move on to part b. Am I the only one? Can I get an amen? 

So to everyone out there waking up early, staying up late, using every spare moment on the weekends to make your dreams come true, I feel you. Like my mother-in-law always says, “What’s the best way to eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” 

From behind the screen,


  1. Kellie says:

    Well said. I come back to your site often to see if there is anything new because I love to read your posts, whether it be like the above or see your work through pictures.
    You are doing great!

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