Progress brings peace, one step at a time.

Keeping with the theme of pursuing my passion of photography and turning that into a thriving business, I’m here to talk about progress and the good fortune of having an epiphany.

Progress is defined as forward or onward movement towards a destination.

Epiphany is defined as a moment of sudden and great revelation or realization.

This week both of those things have happened to me.

On the side of progress, I’ve been keeping up with regularly uploading photos to my Flickr and Instagram accounts. I’m also in the process of giving my Facebook page a major overhaul, it’s been a long time coming so it will take me a little bit of time, but I’ll work on it this week. I’ve ordered and received nearly all the sizes of photos one can in order to figure out which is the size I want to use when printing and mounting my photographs for selling; I think I’ve narrowed it down to two sizes, plus one for cards. Yesterday my handsome hubs and I went out to look at some mounting board and a cutter doodad (technical term) as I was toying with the idea of cutting the mounting board myself. Fear not, I have now come to my senses and have decided that it is far less tedious to pay someone else to do that for me. Just sayin’. The trip was successful, not only did we end up finding some mounting board options, but I found THE mounting that I want to use for all of my photos so now I know exactly what I want to order and exactly how I want my photos to be displayed. Progress!

Are you still with me? If yes, well done! Here are a few photos from a recent photo excursion to give your hardworking brain a break.

In the spirit of staying on the progress train, I’ve been slowly checking things off of my to-do list which is titled, ‘Getting Ready for Business.’ Simple, to the point, no messing about. One of the things on my list is to go out and take new photographs each week, get the inventory well stocked. Ultimately, I would like my photographs to be displayed in people’s homes, a natural part of their every day fabric. I really feel as though art can be whatever you want it to be and I really want my photographs, my passion for nature, to be a part of other people’s lives; I want their definition of art to include my work. Whether or not that’s a selfish desire, well, at least I’m being honest about it. For me to confront that truth, that’s personal progress!

When it comes to the epiphany, it’s really quite simple: I know who I am as a person and I know who I am as a creative being. It’s the little details, it always has been. Throughout my life I have always lived for those little things that many people would choose to pass by. And that right there is what I want my photographs to express, I want people to see the little things in life and feel something truly beautiful, peaceful.

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