One of my favorite photographers Jasmine star put a blog post up today on FB. I replied to it and it shocked me how deep & open i could be about my feelings but more so that i felt safe expressing them!>
"This is so fitting for me today. I feel like it's an absolute uphill struggle!! I suffer from low self esteem & i keep telling myself it's going to be tough.. it's not a bed of roses. This is to be expected! But when your feeling less than you wish to be, it still feels heavy..
On the Plus+ I'm learning, challenging myself to grow & develop, to get-better/be better etc. because the fact of the matter is, people only like your work if it's good enough to like! I'm praying i get to a level where people like my work. Work that I've kept "Authentic to me" spent time over, struggled, shed tears, given love & devotion to develop what's mine. I mean you can't be in business without people liking what you do.. right! an I'm working as hard! as i can to get to that level. It is hard!!
I really hope that i can look back in 5yrs time more secure with myself & even having found some type of success that gives me a sense of personal achievement. Something I hope with all my heart for. In hope! Y"
Wow.. open book. I mean, if you haven't got passion for what you are doing then your doing the wrong thing right? At least this post says I HAVE PASSION! Great! So we've established that... Hard work- tick! Dedication- tick! But the thing i shouldn't forget to say is that "WE ALL" have these things. I am no different to the next person. We are all on our own personal bespoke climb.. So I wish you all success with yours! YJ :)