Hi guys! A little late I know, but today I wanted to share some photos that I’ve been taking lately. Photography is such a beautiful form of art, and it’s just something fun and something that makes me happy. So today, I just wanted to post some of my recent favorites- baby shoots! Enjoy!
Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do it. It’s not about who’s the fastest or who’s the best. It’s not about who’s prettier or who’s smarter. Its not about who’s stronger or who’s taller. It’s about what makes you happy. If in the end you’re happy with the results, then that’s winning. Succeed at your own speed and at your own will. Everyone is built differently and everyone has different goals. Life is not a competition. Don’t ever feel threatened. If something doesn’t work and someone takes or accomplishes something before you, that doesn’t mean you need to stop and give up. It just means that there’s something better for you at your own finish line. Good things come to those who wait… And most importantly those who are humble. Be happy for the success of those around you, because the day you accomplish your own goals you’re going to want the same respect. Nothing good comes out of jealousy and envy. Be patient, but continue to grow- your finish line will come.
Hey ya’ll, sorry for the late post. Busy, busy bee trying to stay on top of it all. On that note, I’d like to take a second to talk about keeping busy. I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to work with an amazing company; however, it took a lot of work. It’s sad that everything is based on technology, and “sending in a resume” just doesn’t do us justice. Our work experience on a piece of paper doesn’t show who we really are, and it’s sad. It’s sad that everything is based on technology and that we don’t get to express ourselves and our ability to companies- because everything is over the Internet. It’s a tough world, but we all need to keep pushing and keep fighting. The harder life is, the stronger we become. Don’t ever give up, and don’t ever let anyone tell you you’re not good enough. You know your worth, so prove that you’re all you can be and that you can survive and conquer.
1. Create your own footsteps.
Create your own path rather than following the path that already has footsteps. Just because there is someone going down one path doesn’t mean that’s the same path you should take.
2. Do what makes you happy.
Too many people are worried about what other people are doing.. Or some people are just too worried about what people are thinking of them. But, who cares? Stray away from trends. Do you.
3. Be true to yourself.
Remember who you are and where you came from. Don’t change yourself and your desires to fit in. The trends you’re trying to follow aren’t all that they’re cracked out to be.
Embrace who you are.
Unfortunately, not everyone was blessed to be a movie/super star; but is that really a blessing? Is it a blessing to be judged by your every day life actions? Is it a blessing to be judged by every move you make? Personally, I don’t think so. I like who I am. Actually, I love who I am.
I love that I’m “5 PM rush hour traffic.” I love that I’m “pick up my little sister from school.” I love that I’m “make an appointment to see my doctor and wait for hours”. I love that I get to go to college and experience life. I love that I’m all these things that most people wouldn’t love to be, because these are the things that make me feel alive and human. I feel sorry for celebrities. I feel sorry for the people who spend two thousand dollars on a pair of sweats. Is that what your life has come to? Is that what’s it’s all about? For them, maybe. But for me, it’s more than that. It’s about being able to be my own kind of person, through the good and bad, and not have anyone judge me while I find the right road to my own success. I have the freedom to build my life the way I want to. I have the freedom to be a real individual.
There are all kinds of different people in this world. There’s good people, and bad people. Happy people and sad people. Rich people and poor people. People who want change in their life and people who don’t. Who do you want to be? Do you want to be better for yourself and your family? Then stick up for yourself. Be happy for you. Be bold for you. Work hard for you. There are going to be people who ruin your day, but the only way they’ll ruin it and bring you down is if you let them. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, life is what you make of it. Here’s your chance, it’s a new week. New week meaning fresh. Set a goal for yourself this week, to be happy for 7 days straight. And remember that goal when people are putting you down. Remember that you deserve to be happy and you deserve to reach your goals. Strive…. And succeed. Succeed for the people who said you never would.
Goes to show you how caught up we get on life- I totally forgot today was Thursday. Jesus, time flies. Going on that note of forgetting what day of the week it is, let’s take a sec to talk about stress and the struggle. I was just talking, yesterday, about how difficult it is to survive in the world today. Why is it so freaking complicated to get an education and make a living at the same time? Why don’t schools and jobs compromise with each other. Like, it’s not our fault we’re wanted by everyone- joking. But am I, really? For example, I recently got a new job (yay, congrats me, right?) and when telling my professor that I’m going to need to take a week off from classes to go through training, my professor told me I should think about dropping the class if I don’t have time.. Well, when am I ever going to have time? That’s the problem with today’s world. Obviously we need to work to make a living for ourselves, but we also want a better education for our future selves. But it’s never simple. We, as students and adults, are juggling between work and school and no one seems to appreciate it. Times are different, it’s not as easy as it once was. Or, here’s a different perspective, not everyone’s parents said, “hey, you don’t worry about money and having a job, we’ll take care of that. You just go to school.” Like HELLO, some of us have to bust our @$$**. This is just a reminder to people who are struggling with these two, work and school, that you’re not alone. There are plenty of us out there, and as one of these people let me just say to those in the same boat: I appreciate you, and your struggle.
Appreciate the people who were there for you at your lowest. These are the people that are true to you. These are the people that want to see you succeed and aren’t going to give up on you just because you’ve hit a rough patch. The people who befriend you because of your success are just there for the, “I know that person!” Don’t be blind and ignore these people. We all want to think the best of people, but we also need to be realistic. In today’s world, everything is different- hello, catfish! Just be careful who you open up to. Friend people who you wouldn’t mind being compared to. Friend someone who brings out the good in you. Friend someone who makes you want to be a better person. These types of people are rare. So look careful, and choose wisely.
Be bold, be positive, and be humble. Be kind to those who deserve it, and even the ones who don’t. Be known as the person who’s always happy. Show no fear, but only strength. Grow as a person, as a friend, as a lover, and as a loved one. Be all you can be and more. When the going gets tough, push back and take charge. Be a leader and not a follower. Be a lover of life and all that’s around. Moral of it all is to be a good person. People love good souls surrounding them. And the people who act like they don’t, show jealousy. Be that person that people are jealous of, but be humble, because the people who bring out the jealousy in others are the people that are living life right.