"If You Quit Photography, I Will Hurt You!" || Personal Post

Blog Challenge #6: A Vulnerable Post


We have all had times of uncertainty and times where we just want to give up ... Including myself.

Not long ago ... I was having a really hard time in my personal life that few people know about. These things were becoming too much for me to handle I even started doubting my talents as a photographer!!

I was really having a hard time, I found myself comparing my work with others. I talked myself into a hole saying that the reason why I wasn't getting many clients was because no one thought my work was good enough. I kept telling myself lies that brought me further down because it was easier to find the negative then it was to find the positive! :(


 My Bestie who helped kick me into shape!! :)

My Bestie who helped kick me into shape!! :)

One day I was talking to my friend about giving up until she stopped me and said something that I really needed to here! She said "Naomi! If you give up photography I will hurt you!!"

She has always been really good at being blunt with me! Everyone needs a friend like her!! 

She not only was blunt with me but she also reminded me of all the things I was amazing at including photography. She reminded me of the people I have helped and of all the good I can bring if I would just stop putting myself down!

Man was she SO right!!


 One of the photos I am most proud of because this is the first time my sister asked me to take her photos! She is so talented with her own photography and art that I was so intimidated and SO honored! 

One of the photos I am most proud of because this is the first time my sister asked me to take her photos! She is so talented with her own photography and art that I was so intimidated and SO honored! 

Through the next little while she, my husband and others who are close to me helped as I got myself back in order! I started reading more about things that are useful and listened to things that would help lift me up! 

Not long after I had people asking me to take their pictures and I have been creating more images that I am proud of since! 


 This is a picture I took without a tripod from the Rialto Bridge in Venice!

This is a picture I took without a tripod from the Rialto Bridge in Venice!

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I have tried really hard to stay away from the negativity in my life and cling to the positive! 

There are still times that can be hard but I remind myself to keep moving forward!


This is a little quote that I found a while ago.

I LOVE looking at this quote to remind myself that everyday is a new day to become better!


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If something in your life is bringing a lot of negativity, stay away from it or turn it into something positive!! Life is about experiencing joy, love and adventure!

So get up and create your happiness! Start NOW! :)