Writer's Block

You know what's so hard about blogging? I sit down at the computer and all of a sudden I have nothing to say. Nothing to share.

But get me in a social situation and all of a sudden I have ideas coming out of me like a water fountain that someone broke the shut off valve on. That tells me that I'm scared of getting persecuted online like I've seen people do. Man does the threat of a little judgment make one think twice.

I don't know about you guys but this photography business and blog and social media is a day to day journey for me. It gets easier the more I do it but I am not a natural when it comes to any kind of spotlight. You might wonder how I made it as a ballroom dancer and instructor. Well. It was hard. Really hard. And I loved every minute of it.

I often think that life would be some much more comfortable if I would just work a job with regular pay and regular hours. I've done it. And I'm typically very happy. But there's always something missing. Maybe the perpetual anxiety that I will never be guaranteed a regular pay check. Or a pay check at all. No it's probably not that. It's the desire to do business the way it fits me, to form long lasting and authentic relationships with my clients, to work while wrapped up in a blanket on the couch with a cup of something hot. To stay at home with my puppy and future kids (although my puppy is whining and currently chewing on my sweater even though we literally just got back from our daily run around on the dog trails).

Cheers to the FUTURE and to UNCERTAINTY! May it be the journey and not the destination that I continually set my sights on (I've read enough motivational quotes that I'm sure that was plagiarized in some form or fashion).

 Here's a shot of Luna. Chewing on the screen door. She also eats mud.

Here's a shot of Luna. Chewing on the screen door. She also eats mud.

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Rachel McDowell

Hi! My name is Rachel (Snyder) McDowell and I am a Grand Rapids, MI based wedding and portrait photographer. I love all things animals, reading, ballroom dancing (though I never leave out just a good 'ol get down and boogy). I can't wait to talk to you about your vision for your wedding! Photographer. Scared to blog. Ballroom dance instructor with stage fright. Grew up as a missionary kid in Haiti and dreams to someday live on a boat.