Monday, July 14, 2014

Risk it all

Today, I am so grateful for moments of inspiration. With that statement, I want to make an honest confession. I think moments of inspiration can be fleeting, and as a blogger it can be difficult to remember why I started this whole thing. When I started blogging, it came from this moment of knowing I needed to contribute, put something out there and take a chance. With the distractions of everyday life and wanting to keep up with the ever-evolving blogging world, it is sometimes hard to remind myself that I started this blog with hopes that are so much more than cute layouts and trendy topics. But luckily, writing allows me to go back and remember. I don't think I am the only one who travels back to their first blog post on their worst days, or an old photo, a letter or email. We all wish to hold on to those precious moments a little longer. The moments of inspiration that lead us to believe in taking the dive, even when we couldn't see what was below. 

When I was in a photography class in my second year of college, my teacher would tell me, that the story of the photo isn't in the object that's in focus or taking up the majority of the frame, it's in the things that are out of focus, the objects you didn't give a second chance until you take the time to really look.

I am choosing to look at my life in the way my eccentric photography teacher described a picture to me, I may not always get take notice of the tiny details, but they are what hold the frame together. The moments of inspiration may be fleeing, but we can always return to them. And most of all, the beauty of life is worth capturing. Each and every day. 

When I first began blogging, I had a lot of doubts. I felt like I wasn't getting traffic and I didn't have a rhythm to my posts. In the women's restroom at my school was this note. Among all the other crude words and obnoxious drawings, these three words, this little detail that was out of focus, caught my attention. I captured it. I am reminded each day to risk it all, and on my most difficult days, this tiny piece of inspiration reminds me why I began blogging in the first place. It's a risk that has so much more reward. And it has connected me to all of you.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Monday. xoxo

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  1. I'm so glad you're writing & sharing it with all of us- I can't tell you just how your words have inspired me & made an impact on my life, Katie! I hope you never stop. *Risk it all* - I love it. And it makes me super excited for our Skype date!!!! :) XO

  2. Glad you blog and share your heart! You are great!

    So Much Sunshine

  3. What a great glad you share your talent with us!

  4. Absolutely love these beautiful words!


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