Hi everyone!! IT’S FRIDAY!! Ahhh, the glorious weekend that we always look forward to (usually we are working on weekends since we have opposite schedules from the average nine-to-five-ers) however this time of the year, we seem to be on the same schedule as everyone else!! We are currently packing to go up north + visit my family for the weekend, but before we hit the road, I wanted to share something with you that was beyond encouraging for me last week. It was one of those “I’m-pretty-sure-this-was-written-exactly-for-me” kind of things. An article written by a wonderful woman, leader in our industry, + wife of the husband + wife photography team, Justin & Mary.
This email was sent to all who subscribe to their newsletter, + I’m going to assume that some of you reading this post today don’t subscribe to their newsletter (hehe!), so I HAVE to pass along the encouragement. A note form Mary to ANYONE who considers them self a DREAM CHASER. Is that you?! Chasing dreams can be hard (a lot of the time!!), but my hope + prayer today is that this letter would encourage + bring life to you, as it has to me!! A breath of fresh air as we begin this December weekend : ) xoxo, M
A Letter to the Dream Chasers (yes YOU!!)
Yes, YOU. The one behind the computer screen. The one with the doubts and fears and a whole chorus of voices in your head telling you you’re not good enough. That you’ll never be good enough. The same voices who like to point out the distance you have yet to cover and just how far you still have to go. In kilometers. Because it sounds like more.
To the world-wearied dreamer behind the computer screen, the one with the tired-eyes and the questions that are still unanswered. I’m talking to you.
For you have already come farther than you could ever know. The you of today is already a million times better than the you who just got started. You have learned so much and given more than you knew you had in you. You have been a friend and a light in this world. And whether you believe it or not, you have already helped others along the way. And right now at this very moment, there is someone looking at where YOU are and wondering if they’ll ever make it there too.
Yes you, I’m talking to you. The one reading this. Right where YOU are right now.
For you are far more than you could ever imagine. You have dreams in your heart and breath in your lungs and a fire that won’t easily be put out. Not like a short spark or a flash in the pan, that burns brightly for just but a moment and then is gone forever as if it never even happened. No, not like that. But like an ember. Like a smolder. Like a slow-burning coal that just burns brighter the longer it goes. YOU are on fire friend. And it’s the kind of fire that warms everyone around you as you go.
So listen up you. Because I’m only going to say this as many times as you need to hear it.
There is greatness in YOU. This old world is aching for the light that only you can shine. You are a lamp and a lantern at the feet of those lucky enough to cross your path. And you are leading the way.
You will get there. You will change things. And soon enough you will see that everything YOU are right now was always more than enough.
You have come farther than you know.
And I for one, can’t wait to see where you go next.
Happy Thanksgiving friends!