A Treasure Hunt

One of the best lessons I've learned in my business over the past 1.5 years, is something that has come to light only over the past few months.
Be yourself. Embrace it. Find those with likeness. Seeking valuable kinship will be defining and comforting.

I started my business looking up to other photographers, studying their work, their business, and connecting all that I could. But that was something like paddling in the middle of the sea for me, draining, exhausting, and lacking in much joy for an introvert like me.
It was great for my business to connect with local photographers, but to continue futile efforts to build relationships that simply didn't connect was not.
Finding what was best for me, seeking the styles and aesthetics that appealed to me, and simply doing what I love, not what I thought others would love, or what others already did. 

So when we started this morning with a yummy on-the-go breakfast and coffee, followed by beautiful scenery on our drive, I hadn't expected things to fall into place so seemlessly. I am thankful for my ever supporting husband and family, friends, clients, and new friends!

So after feeding my creative soul, I picked up these beautiful fabrics and connected with some unique people. Then, I stumbled upon this incredible list that everyone should read.


1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short not to enjoy it.
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for things that matter.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye… But don’t worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful.  Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It’s never too late to be happy.  But it’s all up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Overprepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words, ‘In five years, will this matter?’
27. Always choose Life.
28. Forgive but don’t forget.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give Time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d
grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you think you need.
42. The best is yet to come…
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

Written by the actually 50 year old, Regina Brett. Sourced from I Rock So What.