It’s been two days since I was MEANT to post a blog post, but somehow the time escaped me. I failed to follow through on the promise that I had made to myself to do a weekly posting. Now I’d like to talk about promises. Promises to yourself and to others.
Promises are so easy to break. People do it all the time. When they're to yourself, it's easy to let slide because no one else is holding you accountable. But YOU know that you’ve let yourself down. But don’t be hard on yourself. Just do it and move on. So, that’s what this blog post is: an effort to move on and forgive myself.
When you make a promise to someone else and you don’t deliver on that promise it can also be difficult to deal with. Or perhaps it’s not. Perhaps you don’t realize the repercussions of failing to follow through or to deliver. I think it’s important to acknowledge that there ARE repercussions, even if they are not immediate. So…take a moment to reflect on the promises you’ve made, the promises you’ve kept, and the promises you have perhaps not followed through on. Is there a way to make good? To keep your word?
How does this all relate to photography? To headshots? Booking a headshot session is a promise to yourself as well as your photographer. It is a step toward making a positive change in your career and moving forward. Keep that promise to yourself. Do your best to SHOW UP both physically and mentally on the day of the shoot. Eat well, get plenty of sleep and drink plenty of water. Do the best that you can to ensure that when you walk away you feel that you showed up for yourself in the best way possible, and your pictures will reflect that! Oh, and also show up physically because you have made a promise to your photographer that you’ll be there. Your photographer will be there for you. Make sure you show up too! :)
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