Hello lovely. Yes you, I see you reading this. Maybe you’ve had a rough day today. Something just isn’t going right in your life and you wish it was better. You wish you had more clients. Or that you had better boutique packaging. Or maybe you just wish you could have a moment for yourself that you didn’t feel guilty about.
Me? Right this very second I wish that I had a cleaner kitchen. Where do all these dishes magically come from?
Now, I could continue to sit here and complain. I may find and pin 20 different options how to keep your kitchen better organized. Which then, of course, turns into 2 hours later and I’m looking at these amazingly huge and perfectly styled kitchens without a dish in sight, with the exception of the perfectly placed dishes on the open shelving.
Which, truly, only makes looking at my own that much worse. It’s bigger than any kitchen I’ve ever had before. Since we’ve moved, everything is put away in shelves and we still have about a quarter of them that have nothing on them. It’s fantastic. But it’s filled with four different sets of silverware, maybe two cups at a time match. Three different sets of plates. And it seems like they are always dirty.
Now, where am I going with this? What do dishes have to do with ANYTHING photography related?
The article I’m linking to today spoke to me directly. Almost as if Joshua Becker came to me and was all like “Hey, Kathy. Now, I know change is hard…but I think you should check this out.”
The bolded sentences in the first paragraph hit me hard because of the truth:
…the inability to change the course of our lives boils down to one simple problem: The change seems too difficult. And as a result, we simply don’t know where to start.
There is so much honesty there. It doesn’t make the whole thing any less difficult. Doesn’t make the situation that much easier. But it kind of reminds me that I’m not alone. That change is hard and learning where to start is even more difficult.
So take that first step.
If you don’t start, you won’t ever finish. Finish that one project or even start it. Talk to people to develop relationships to create a network for potential clients. Call up a business you would like to work with. Buy pretty ribbon to wrap your packages with and practice the different bows you want to make it look like.
Read this article from The Minimalist (and follow the blog for some great inspiration as well!) and take a step today.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to start running the hot water to wash me some dishes…