How often do you know what you want to do, but you make excuses for not moving forward?
I really wanted to get my Brutal First Impressions website up and running while I was excited about it. I kept thinking I needed professional photography for the website, but when I contacted the amazing woman who took my glamorous profile picture, I found out it would cost $400 and take at least eight weeks. I had no money, and I knew that if I waited eight weeks, I’d lose my momentum.
That’s when I decided F*** it. I asked my friend to take some pictures of me in the alleyway of my building. During this glamorous photo shoot, I went to put my phone down on the ground and almost placed it on a used condom (ahh the joys of city life). My camera wasn’t working so we ended up using my phone. The end result: we had so much fun, and I love the gritty, expressive, lighthearted pictures.
It’s really easy to make excuses and never do anything. Yes, I’m sure a professional photographer would have given me a higher quality product, but it wasn’t worth the risk of losing my momentum. Sometimes when you hold your standards too high, you run the risk of never getting started. Start looking at the path you want to take and decide if the roadblocks are real or if you created them yourself.
And now I must ask, please like my new Brutal First Impressions page on Facebook. And while you’re at it, please like the Heso page as well. I’m not sure if all this liking really accomplishes anything, but it does make me giddy each time I get one 🙂