This is why I stalk -- errr -- I mean follow you. You inspire me to be better than I am, and that's always a good thing. I was thinking today that 2012 is going to be the year that I really break out and do what I want to do. It's time to lose the fear, to embrace my potential, and make my dreams come true :)
Heh heh, okay stalker. ; ) Just kidding. I love that I'm inspiring you to push harder and improve! My wish and dream since I was young was to inspire people and it really blesses me to hear that I do in your life. Thank you James! : )!! It's like you've handed me a smile to light up my day! I told myself something earlier this year when I quit my full time job to take a part time one and get started on my photography....and it's something that may help you to overcome your fear too. I said, "This may be the biggest mistake of my life or it may be the biggest blessing....and I'll never find out if I don't try. One thing is for sure, I don't want to look back and say, "What if?"" I'm kind of glad that I had a rough start because it's forced me to develop tenacity and the mental muscles to overcome challenges and embrace what I was called to do. My biggest fear used to be failure....but now I'm afraid of regret. I don't want to live my life saying, "What if?" What if I had just gotten past my fear? What if I had just reached out to try this? What if I don't do this? How many people will be missing what I do? I've replaced those negative what ifs with the positive ones: What if I just reach out and try this? What if I follow my dream? What if I believe that anything is possible? What if? What if? : ) It's energizing and fills me with excitement for this life! I love that each person is unique and special and filled with some beautiful talent to bless the world with. My camera is my voice and my message to people is to follow the dream that's been put in their heart and use their talents to bless God and others. We all have been given unique and distinct fingerprints because we all have something special and different to bring to the world. : ) I love encouraging people to find their talents and to use them in an excellent way. So, this 2011, before the clock strikes twelve, I want to say that I encourage you James Springle...to do marvelous and amazing things in 2012. You have gifts instilled in you that will bless other people and everytime you use those skills, you take your candle and light someone elses. I can't wait to see how many candles are burning bright at the end of 2012. : ) Excited for you! Happy New Year!