Virginia Beach portrait and lifestyle photographer specializing in comfortable portraits and candids
We all have them. Our favorites. Favorite this or that. Store, memory, friend, product, and service. I’ve thought a little about mine over the past few days. You see, there is a balance we all walk and here it is: having an idea ….. ….. ….. taking action. And some people might think – no, that is a timeline. But let me explain what I mean.
I’m a doer. If I want something to happen, I do it. For example, in college, I LOVED music and all that went with it. I especially loved finding new bands and sharing them with the world. So, I happened upon a band called Starting Tuesday, loved their music, and decided then should come to JMU to play a show. So I emailed them, brought them, hoped our little coffee shop could muster up some money to pay them, and a show we had! I think back to that, and I have two reactions in my being.
I admire that girl. The one who does things out of passion and faith. The one who followed up with her connections and pushed though the introverted spirit telling her to just listen to the CD. But I also criticize that girl. With a little planning, and a little more connecting and pushing, something else could have happened. Something bigger. Something better. It’s a little hard on myself to look back on something I did in college and make judgements. But what about now. What about the future?
All of the things I love – stores, products, services, people – have something in common. They do things right. Like J.Crew shoes. They are just so pretty and very comfortable. And not to mention, expensive. But price aside, they do it right. They use the best materials, they plan, find the people to make it happen, and then we just see the products. I’m thinking about my business, and realizing that thought and planning and resources HAVE to play a role in making Alisandra Photography RIGHT. I can’t just come up with an idea and execute the next day. There is a process to producing something worth sharing with people.
Marriage Monday will be sporadic in the coming weeks. Not due to a lack of passion for the subject, but for the opportunity to really develop my words and posts. Because I am so passionate about marriage, I want to do it right.
Can you relate? Am I crazy? And what are some things in your life that really DO IT RIGHT?!