What I’ve been thinking about all weekend

I just finished reading Jasmine Star’s EXPOSED: The Magazine and I rather enjoyed the whole thing. If you’re a fan of her, then you already know she’s an excellent writer and communicator, and her magazine was nothing short of that. I’ll try to do a re-cap blog post of everything I took away from it soon, but one of the main themes throughout the whole publication was to constantly focus on making yourself better. The exact quote (from JD actually) is:

“We all have our own unique abilities. Don’t focus on what others can do, but, rather, what you can do to make yourself better.”

I’ve been thinking about it a lot this weekend. Not only does this thought apply to business, but also to life in general. Everyone falls prey to jealousy, coveting, wishing and wanting, buuuuuut I think everyone can agree that that gets you nowhere.

And while I’m excellent at avoiding this during the busy season, to be totally honest with you, I struggle with it during the not-so-busy season.

Idle hands.

Hmmm. Isn’t there a book or two in the bible that talks about this very thing? Oh oh oh yeeeeeah: “Idle hands make one poor, but diligent hands bring riches.”  And while in its literal sense, that’s definitely true, its metaphoric sense is strickingly obvious to me as well.

I woke up this morning and if I’m gonna be real with you all, I immediately fell into this slump. I’ll go ahead and blame it on this gross weather we’ve been having lately, but as I sit here and type this blog post up in a coffee shop (yes, I had to GET OUT OF THE HOUSE), listening to the Civil Wars Pandora station, I know it’s not reeeeeally the weather. But I’m okay with that because I forced myseld to *snap* out of it, and now I’m sitting in this bustling coffee shop, surrounded by people who are working hard, and keeping busy, and I’m enjoying some green tea as I think about how I can make myself better. Not just as a photographer, but as a person. a wife. a sister. a daughter. a friend.

Whew! What a truck-load for Monday, huh? Can’t wait for the rest of the week  😉

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