My office, is where I make it each day. It's not behind a computer until I sit down to edit. I may not make the kind of money that I would if I were a computer programmer, but my trade off is priceless. I get one on one time with people, away from their cell phones, invested in the moments that are being created. Maybe for me, it's a beautiful thing, but I would like to believe that for the people I work with, it's even more.
Working with families and individuals isn't just taking pictures to me. A few months back, during a sermon from church, I realized exactly why I was given this gift and even more, I realized HOW I get to use it. God gave us all something to shine into this world as a light. You might be a pilot or a tennis player. A mom or a professor. Whatever you do, do it to the best of your abilities, and remember that we all are given talents. What we do with these gifts is where we really are able to bring light into a darkness that is all too present in this world. To these people that I get to work with, I'm able to do something that brings family TOGETHER. I'm able to take an individual and work on making them feel confident and comfortable, while also doing the best that I can to be the light that God intended me to be.
For years, I wasn't that. My personality has always been the same, but I wasn't shining in the way that I needed to. I was a light that had burnt out. This particular season of my life has taught me that no matter the circumstances, my light can't ever burn out anymore. Flicker. Fade. But never die. Happiness is a choice indeed. How we go about our day, how we respond to adversity, IS a choice. How we treat our fellow friends and enemies IS a choice.
As I set up in my "office" for each session that I'm blessed to have, my choice is to burn bright, amongst all the beautiful things that I see. #UntilWeMeetAgainProject Day 68.