I have a quote tacked to my wall to help me make choices that truly matter to me. Lately I have neglected to hear what the words were saying to me though.
I was sitting at dinner with my husband last week when a man next to us told the young waitress, “I have some advice for you. You need to listen. Do the things that you love while you are still young. That’s all that matters.” The man much older, looked in pain and like he’d maybe had a stroke. His body was hunched over, and he moved with a lot of effort. The waitress uncomfortably laughed and he looked her in her eyes very seriously and said, “I’m serious. Believe me. Nothing else matters. Live for today because you aren’t promised tomorrow.”
I know he wasn’t talking to me. But OH was he. I teared up because the last few months I have devoted so much thought on following my heart vs following what’s “expected” of me, or what is “possible”. I’ve been fighting with this a lot. But at that moment and after a long talk with my husband, I was finally given the permission I had been needing to follow my heart. A weight like no other was lifted from me. I could breathe again. I felt as if I had been holding my breath for so long I had forgotten how natural it should feel.
Today I walk with a lighter step and a greater purpose in my life. I have decided I will only do what truly fills me up. One of those things is shooting art for you and for me.
I know now that if I only do what I truly love, I will pour 100% of my soul into what I’m giving you. I will be completely present with you in your experience. Therefore I will be giving only the best of myself to you. Nothing else makes sense to me anymore.
I will now give you my very best with my Beauty Meets Art Photo Sessions
For those of you who have entered my fearless beauty face casting… you will now be receiving the very best of my Beauty Meets Art Session instead. If you would like to release your spot, now is the time to do it. 🙂 If not… I look forward to sharing all I have to offer.