One thing that I’ve kept in mind as I’ve transitioned from student life to graduated life is that I want to say “yes” to new things when given the opportunity. The past several days have given me two of those opportunities. A few months ago, my aunt approached me about coordinating her non-profit’s involvement in a local event– a vintage market. She told me I would need to get together a team of volunteers, set up a booth, and be present at the three day event to represent the organization. It sounded interesting, it sounded scary, and so I said “yes” to it. The event happened this past weekend, and I’m happy to say that all went well, and I’m so happy to have gotten experience doing something I normally wouldn’t do. I had a wonderful team of volunteers, and got to hang out at a vintage market for three days. I was so tired by the end of it, but it was such a great feeling to get out of my comfort zone and try something new.
I was also blessed to be asked to do some portraits recently, and had the shoot yesterday. If I’m honest, as much as I love taking pictures, at this stage it scares me. As I was on my way to the location all I could think about were the countless photographers in my area who are more experienced and a billion times more qualified than me, and yet, there I was, on my way to a booking. I had to remind myself that, even though I’m new to this, I have an eye no one else does and ability with a camera. In spite of all of my worry, the shoot went really well, and I was glad to hear that the client liked the photos. I’m so thankful for the people who are giving me a shot at this early stage of my photography journey. It was another reminder of how rewarding it can be to break out of my comfort zone.
I took a few photos at the vintage market, and thought I’d leave those with you today. I just loved looking around!
What have you done lately that’s taken you out of your comfort zone?