Whew, it's been a long week! I left on Friday morning to drive up to Maryland to second shoot an AMAZING wedding with Dani of White Photography. I got back last night, and today I am tired but so thankful for the opportunity. This is what I love doing!
I actually came up with the idea for this post during the week. I read Jon Acuff's blog on a daily basis and if you don't already, then you should, too. He's an inspirational speaker/author, and always has really poignant and challenging things to say. Also, he's hilarious. He wrote a blog this week about making today your someday - that is, instead of saying you'll go after your dream 'someday,' you make it today instead. Someday, after all, may never come.
It really made me think about what I'm putting off until tomorrow. What is it I should be doing but I'm not because I'm scared/lazy/whatever? Is there something I'm missing because I'm just waiting for someday? And then it hit me: today IS my someday. Right now, I'm in the midst of running after this crazy dream of being a photographer! I'm staying up late, getting up early, and hustling all week(end) to try and get everything done that I need to in order to succeed.
There was definitely a period when I realized I wanted to be a photographer, but in no way was I willing to put in the time and effort required. Sure, I'd do a few things here and there, write a blog every once in awhile, and practice when I felt like it. I don't even really know what kicked me into high gear, but I suddenly realized that what I was doing was not cutting it. And since then, my business has grown in ways I never would have dreamed!
And y'all, it is tiring. There's not a day that goes by where I come home and just sit and watch TV. I'm not just saying that, I really mean it. There's always something to be done, somewhere to go, a workshop to take, etc. And then, of course, my full time job calls my name again in the morning.
So I wrote myself a note and put it on my computer at work. It's sitting there now, and it just says "Today is Someday." Every time I come into work trying to pry my eyes open because I stayed up late, every time I feel no better rested on Sunday night than I did Friday morning, every time I have to say 'no' to sitting around in favor of editing, blogging, or doing SOMETHING, I can look and see that it's worth it. Because today, I'm chasing after my dream, no matter what the cost. Today is my Someday.