Okay, so I guess it’s time to explain why I’ve been MIA for months from this here blog contraption. While reading articles upon the passing of Steve Jobs last week, I started thinking about the things he had done and how he truly impacted our generation—and the future as we know it, for that matter. From that, I came to realize that I can dream of all of the great ideas I want, but if I don’t act on them, I’m pretty much useless.
You see, I’ve been struggling with direction for the past few months. Why? Not because it was something I didn’t have; I did. I knew what I wanted my talents to look like, where I wanted my business to be, but as the perfectionist that I am, the fact that everything just wasn’t there and as aesthetically pleasing as I would have liked it, just kept bringing me down and making me feel discouraged. Discouraged that I’d never be as good of a photographer as I aspire, that my website would never have that “look” that made my heart sing when I looked at others, and most importantly, a fear that I’ve had since grade school, a fear that all of these things would somehow equal me not making a difference in the world.
Ironically, as I was feeling all of these things, I found this quote—one that made my heart sing more harmoniously than any inspirational thought has ever made it sing before. And for “the crazy ones” reading this, I know it will make yours sing as well.
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
After reading this quote is when I knew that this discontentment I’d been feeling—the same discontent I’d felt many times before in life, was because I wasn’t acting on these big ideas I’ve had. So, my first step in acting, bringing my blog back—and not letting you down this time.
No, it’s not likely that I will change the world in any sort of large way, but I’m ready to actively, rather than passively, play my part. I’m a round peg in a square hole, and that means I do indeed owe something to the world.
Preston gave me this coffee mug when we first started dating, not even knowing that it too, was one of my favorite quotes. To see change, we have to make change happen. Starting yesterday, change is happening. (: Happy Friday friends!!