I did something new, scary and thoroughly out of my element.
I submitted some of my photography to a store to be sold.
The last few months I have discovered some interesting things about myself, top among them being insecurities about my photography.
When I was in Charleston I spent an entire day taking pictures of things - the beach, the buildings - objects that were just there. I realized in taking all the pictures of things that I enjoyed it much more than I enjoy taking pictures of people because there was no risk of disappointing people with subpar photography.
I was pretty surprised to discover those hidden insecurities. But they are there. And they are real.
Since realizing my insecurities I have decided to do something about them - and thus, in part, my search to find a store that would carry my photography.
I feel very much out of my element - out of control. Vulnerable to other peoples criticism. Exposed.
It's hard to acknowledge my insecurities.
It is harder still to tackle them and decide to do something about it.
It feels - weird.
And I don't particularly like it.
And I hope the weird feeling passes quickly.
I shared that submitting my photography was in part to aid me in getting out of my comfort and "safe" zone - the other part of it is because Paul and I have started a year long challenge with each other. We've dubbed it "The $20 Bill Challenge" and I am so excited about it! I will share more in depth about it later this week.
But until then - I want to know:
How have you pushed yourself out of your "comfort zone"?
And did it feel weird?