I feel like this is going to be more of a personal piece, but it can and does apply to everyone. So here goes..
Passion. Is it something we all have? Or does only a small part of the population have it? Do you ever get that feeling when you're doing something and you just never want to stop? I do. Every single day when I get creative and do a bunch of stuff.
I for one am passionate about photography. I love every aspect of it. It's like I'm in a different world. I can get so hyped about it, talk about it for hours and never want to stop. There's something about it that's just so appealing and it never gets old.
Being passionate about something is tricky, because if you're really passionate you never want to stop or give up no matter how hard it is. Now motivation and drive is as important as being passionate. You need to have the motivation and drive to wake up every morning and get to work. Without hard work, perseverance, motivation and drive you're never going to get there. That's not something I'm making up, it's a cold hard fact.
If you think: 'Yes, this might be something' then do it as much as you can. For example, I try to do as many photoshoots and arrange as many meet ups or do as many collaborations with as many people as I can. Even though right now it's just my friends, I'm super happy that they're willing to this for me. I'm so grateful for them. They make my passion even better. They give me that motivation and drive I need every day, to get up and get to work. I think we all need that one person or a group of people that drive you and motivate you to do better and to be better.
Let's talk about who I am for a second. Not because I like talking about myself, no, far from it, but I do believe it's important to tell this story right. I'm a very shy person. I have a lot of trouble making new friends and I'm always afraid to speak up and say what's on my mind. All of this changed when I got into photography. I stepped out of my comfort zone, I stopped caring so much what people thought and I even made a few new friends along the way.
I'm passionate and so are you. Don't be afraid to show them that this is something you want to do. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.
This was a shorter piece, but it's just as important as all of my other thoughts.
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