Today I woke up with a cold. And I’m really bummed because Dave and I were going to go to bikram yoga this morning. I haven’t done bikram yoga in over a year. When I was really into it, I loved it. It’s such a great form of exercise, and it’s really good for my back. But honestly, I was scared to go this morning because I know how intense it is. You do yoga in a room that is 106 degrees, for 90 minutes. Yes, that’s right. 90 minutes. It’s crazy intense. Like, sweat-like-you’ve-never-sweated-before intense. But after, you feel like a rockstar. Maybe not after the first class, but after a few classes, it’s amazing. So I really had wanted to go this morning, but this cold has gotten in the way. Maybe I should consider that a blessing in disguise ;) So I think I’ll just stay in my pj’s a little longer, because now I have a good excuse.
On to other news. Last Friday and Saturday I had the exciting opportunity to hear Jasmine Star speak. She held a two day online workshop through creativeLIVE which happened in Seattle. The great thing about this was that it was a FREE workshop. Free! I love that word. Thankfully it happened on my days off from my other job, so I tuned in for two days to learn. And what an amazing two days it was. On Friday, I went to Robyn’s place to watch. She invited me and a few other photographers over to watch together and we each brought something for brunch. It was so great! Any excuse to gather together with other cool ladies, and eat great food is a win-win situation. On Saturday, I continued to watch from the comforts of my own home. I’m just so incredibly thankful for the information that Jasmine shared with me and the world of photographers. She doesn’t hold anything back, and it was great to hear her story of how she started, and how she got to where she is today. I was on information overload, but I was so excited. So excited about my own journey! I felt so inspired, refreshed and renewed in my passion for photography. So thank you Jasmine. Thank you for your encouraging words.
One thing that Jasmine spoke so much about was in being personal on the web (hence this blog post). I need to be myself. To create trust. She said that it’s more important to be different than to be the best. And how can I be different from this vast sea of photographers? Well, there is only one me. I need to show you who I am. I need to jump in and believe in myself. It’s pretty exciting stuff isn’t it? :) So that’s just what I’m going to do internet. Look out!
And because a post is so much better with a picture, here are a few that Dave took of me last week when we went for a walk around the lake. He’s learning the ropes of my camera and I love these pictures. And can I also say just how much I love cherry blossoms?